SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It was a stunning rebuke — even by Donald Trump’s standards — aimed at the nation’s only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico.
At a raucous political rally this week in the nation’s most Hispanic state, Trump chastised Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for not doing her job when it came to unemployment, federal food aid and even containing the Syrian refugee crisis.
Martinez says she won’t be bullied into endorsing the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, calling accusations as political pot shots.
The public spat has dampened any lingering speculation that Martinez might be picked as vice president to attract more female and minority voters to the Republican ticket. She joins other prominent Republicans who have withstood attacks as Trump tries to consolidate support.