Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE late Tuesday accused Gov. Susana Martinez (R-N.M.) of shirking her responsibilities after she skipped a rally in her state for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
“Since 2000, the number of people on food stamps in New Mexico has tripled,” he said during a campaign rally in Albuquerque. "We have to get your governor to get going. She has to do a better job, OK? She’s not doing the job.
“Hey, maybe I’ll run for governor of New Mexico. I’ll get this place going. We’ve got to get her moving. Come on, let’s go governor.”
Martinez on Monday saidshe was “really busy,” adding that she would not attend Trump’s event in her state.
“I’m the governor of New Mexico and I’m really focused on what’s going on here in New Mexico — just like the announcement we just did with 100 new high-tech and research jobs, improving the education for our kids, another job announcement tomorrow,” said Martinez, the head of the Republican Governors Association. "Those are the things that I’m concentrating on and I’m going to keep concentrating on.”
Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioWisconsinites need infrastructure that is built to last Republicans struggle to save funding for Trump's border wall Rubio: Dropping FARC from terrorist list threatens Colombians, US security MORE (R-Fla.) on Tuesday leapt to Martinez’s defense, pointing to Martinez’s record of success.
The truth is @Gov_Martinez is one of the hardest working and most effective Governors in America. https://t.co/QcADopQCYe— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 25, 2016
Martinez, who has not yet backed Trump, previously endorsed Rubio before he suspended his Oval Office bid in March.
A spokesman for the governor reportedly said later that she would not be "bullied into supporting" Trump.
This report was updated at 7:47 a.m.