Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has decided not to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE for president, The Detroit News reported.
“I’ve stayed out of the whole thing, and I’m going to continue to,” Snyder said Wednesday in an interview with the newspaper's editorial board.
“I’ve got important things I want to work on in Michigan.”
Snyder also did not endorse a candidate ahead of the state's March primary, which Trump won. He said at the time he was focused on dealing with the issues relating to the water crisis in Flint, Mich.
The governor has said his main goal is to make sure Republicans keep a majority in the Michigan House of Representatives.
“When I look at the upcoming election in November, my biggest issue is hopefully re-electing the House, because I think that’s important,” Snyder said.
“We’ve had a great partnership there, and I think it’d be great to continue that.”
Snyder’s popularity has plummeted in the wake of the Flint water crisis, which was caused by a switch in the city's water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River as a cost-cutting measure. The water from that river contained heavy chemicals, corroding the city's water pipes and leaching lead into the water.
A poll released in April showed 44 percent of residents rated him as having “poor” job performance, to only 25 percent who called his job “good” or “excellent.”
And 57 percent of respondents blamed Snyder’s administration for the situation in Flint.
Snyder joins several other Republican leaders who have decided against backing the presumptive GOP nominee.