4 Strange Things Scott Walker Said Besides Touting His Mission For A U.S.-Canada Wall
Donald Trump may have us all focused to the South, but Scott Walker would like us to pay more attention to our northern border. It's not the only strange thing Walker has said, but his U.S.-Canada wall is definitely up there, especially since he called it a "legitimate issue" in a Sunday interview with NBC's Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. Without context, the quote seems a little far-fetched. (Do we really need to make more of a debate out of border control?) And with context, it sounds only slightly more normal.
Walker was responding to Todd's question, "Why aren't you talking about securing the northern border?" In other words, Walker didn't necessarily raise the issue himself, but he did, very directly, legitimize it. A wall between the United States and Canada seems a little extreme, especially when the nation can't even agree on whether or not it should have a wall along Mexico. In a recent poll from Rasmussen Reports, a slight majority — 51 percent — of American voters supports building a wall along the southern border. That's good news for Trump, but it's not necessarily enough to be a fast pass to the White House.
For Walker, this could be a way to appeal to that slight majority, especially in a race that seems dominated by Trump's immigration talks. It could also be just another one of the strange things he has said on the campaign trail recently.
On Foreign Policy
If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.
Soooo does that mean he wants to treat our free-speech-loving Americans the same way he wants to treat terrorists? I'm confused... but I don't think it's good.
On The Minimum Wage
The left claims they're for American workers and they've just got really lame ideas — things like the minimum wage.
Crocs? Lame. Mondays? Lame. Minimum wage? Not lame.
It's a false choice. There's always a better option out there.
Some context: Walker thinks that the choice between saving a mother's life and saving her unborn fetus is a "false choice," and therefore, that it shouldn't be an issue. Beyond this, basically everything Walker says and does about abortion is controversial.
On Whether Or Not Being Gay Is A Choice
That's not even an issue for me to be involved in. ... I don't know the answer to that question.
Walker has been repeatedly drilled on his views on gay marriage, and he often seems to beat around the bush. What's more, the answers he does give are often problematic.
Walker's claim to a wall at the northern border could be an attempt to remind Trump fans that he's in the race and can stand up for immigration as well. Or, it could be a last ditch attempt to stay afloat on the fast-paced campaign trail that's flooded with competition.