New feud

Trump attacks New Mexico governor — who responds by saying she “will not be bullied”


In a rally Tuesday night in Albuquerque, Donald Trump took to the stage and accused New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez — who is also chairwoman of the Republican Governor’s Association — of “not doing the job.” Martinez, the nation’s first Latina governor and New Mexico’s first woman governor, had criticized Trump last month in Florida, telling Republican donors that his characterization of immigrants was offensive and his plans to build a wall are unrealistic and irresponsible. On Monday, she told local media she couldn’t attend Trump’s rally Tuesday because she was “really busy” running the state.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Trump, apparently, felt snubbed, and devoted a large portion of the rally to criticizing Martinez — essentially instigating a feud with yet another woman. (How many has it been, now?) “She’s got to do a better job. Okay? Your governor has got to do a better job. She’s not doing the job. Hey! Maybe I’ll run for governor of New Mexico. I’ll get this place going. She’s not doing the job,” said Trump.

Martinez, however, was ready with a response. “The Governor will not be bullied into supporting a candidate,” said Martinez’s press secretary, Mike Lonergan, in a statement issued late Tuesday night. “Governor Martinez doesn’t care about what Donald Trump says about her — she cares about what he says he will do to help New Mexicans. She didn’t hear anything about that today.”

Trump, predictably, also had some choice words for Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren.

Read the full story at The Washington Post.


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