Walker Rejects Meeting with Black Lives Matter Leaders

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MANCHESTER, N.H., Aug. 21 (UPI) — Republican presidential nomination candidate Scott Walker dismissed suggestions he would meet with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement Friday.

Campaigning on a four-day swing through New Hampshire, the Wisconsin governor spoke at a “Politics and Eggs” breakfast meeting hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester. When an African-American audience member asked what he would to do prevent shootings of citizens by police, Walker defended police and mentioned state legislation he signed mandating independent reviews of police shootings.

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He was later asked if he would meet with representatives of Black Lives Matter, an activist group focusing on shootings by police of African-American citizens, Walker appeared to stumble, saying, “Who knows who that is? I meet with voters. Who knows who that is.” When reporters asked for elaboration, Walker said he would “talk to American voters.”

A CNN/ORC poll, earlier this week, showed Walker significantly trailing GOP frontrunners Donald Trump and Jeb Bush for the nomination.



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