Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (47) gives up becoming the Republican presidential candidate for next year's election. He blames the negative tone of the debates for his exit.
Walker announced his resignation from the nominations at a press conference in Madison, the state capital of Wisconsin, on Monday night.
There he directed sharp criticism against the many negative slips of the tongue in the Republican debates. Especially he targeted the man who is leading in the polls, the outspoken billionaire Donald Trump.
- Unfortunately, the debates in the Republican Party today are not focused on an optimistic view of the US. Instead it is now about personal attacks, said Walker.
Walker pointed to the former Republican president Ronald Reagan as a role model for the party, because he was an optimist.
- When all is said and done, I think voters want to be for someone and not against anyone. Instead of talking about how bad things are, we want to hear how they can do these things better for everyone. We must return to the party's core values, he said.
Moreover Walker urged some of its rivals to also resign to give voters the chance to support one candidate who has a chance to win the election in November next year.
When he announced his candidacy, Walker was mentioned as one of the favorites among Republicans. He is a very popular governor in his home state and has great political experience at state level.
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