What 7 GOP Governors Talked to Trump About Tuesday

by | June 15, 2016 AT 12:10 PM

By Rick Green

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said she and six other Republican governors discussed national security, refugees and the economy with Donald Trump in New York on Tuesday.

She also said they spent time criticizing President Barack Obama.

"The meeting went very well," she said in a statement. "It was an opportunity for Donald Trump to hear from the governors and for the governors to talk with their political party's presumptive presidential nominee.

"Also, in the aftermath of a horrific attack upon our fellow Americans in Orlando, we discussed the importance of strengthening national security and building a stronger national defense."

Fallin said they also discussed the need to more thoroughly verify the backgrounds of refugees before they enter the United States.

"And we also agreed that the Obama administration during the past eight years has over-reached by passing cumbersome regulations that amount to a power grab that hurt state economies and destroy jobs," she said.

Fallin's name has been mentioned in speculation about the vice presidential selection process, but Trump has not contacted her to talk about being his running mate, said Michael McNutt, a spokesman for the governor.

McNutt said one of the other governors arranged the meeting. He didn't have the names of the other governors in attendance. Fallin has been active in the Republican Governors Association.

McNutt also said Fallin would be meeting with business contacts in New York to talk about economic development.

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