Walker: Comment About Family Was Not a 'Slap' at Jeb Bush
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) spoke to Greta Van Susteren "On The Record" tonight, denying that he was taking a swipe at Jeb Bush in some recent comments.
Greta asked Walker about his remark one day prior that "unlike some out there, I didn't inherit fame or fortune from my family."
Many observers took that to be a reference to Bush, but Walker maintained that it was not.
"So that wasn't a slap at Gov. Bush?" Van Susteren asked.
"No. I've talked about that for years," Walker said, explaining that he's been talking about his small-town roots long before there was any thought about a run for the White House.
"What I got from my parents and my grandparents was the belief that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can do anything you want," said Walker.
Walker also discussed the criticism he has received for saying he's unsure if President Obama is a Christian and his motivations behind a possible presidential run in 2016.
"People care about big issues, they care about growth, they care about reform, they care about safety," Walker said. "Those are the things people care about, and I think the reaction I had to some of those so-called 'gotcha questions' was, 'These other things are things that people care about.'"
Walker also spoke about his motivations behind a possible presidential run in 2016, explaining that he believes that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can be anything you want in this country.
He said that sadly in America today, too many people believe that dream is somehow out of reach.
"Part of the reason I'm even interested in exploring the possibility of running for president is I think they need a fighter. They need someone who's going to fight and win for them, the hardworking taxpayers and the people who desperately want their piece of the American dream," Walker said. "Not through more government, but by getting government out of the way, particularly in Washington."
Watch the full interview above.