Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday made an effort to walk back recent controversial comments comparing union protesters to the Islamic State group and expressing doubt over whether President Barack Obama loves America.
Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Walker said he was “not comparing” union protesters to the terrorist group known as ISIS.
The comment came three days after Walker answered a question about ISIS at a conservative conference by saying, “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.” Walker was referring to the protesters who gathered in Wisconsin in 2011 to oppose his efforts to strip public sector unions of collective bargaining rights.
Walker also sought to use the interview to repair another self-inflicted wound to his potential presidential campaign: His failure to rebut comments by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at a fundraiser for Walker last month, in which Giuliani said Obama doesn’t “love this country.”
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