Gov. Fallin meets with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Tuesday

Posted at 10:22 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 07:38:25-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is among a group of Republican governors who met with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in New York.

Governor Mary Fallin released the following statement after her meeting with Trump.

“The meeting went very well. 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. We discussed several issues, such as jobs and the economy, and what we as governors have done to improve the business climates in our states. 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. We shared a common concern for the need for more thorough background checks on refugees to verify their identities before they are allowed to 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.”

Fallin is a former chair of the National Governor's Association and is currently the policy chair of the Republican Governor's Association.

Fallin did not endorse any of the Republican contenders until after U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped out of the race, at which point she endorsed Trump. Cruz won Oklahoma's March 1 GOP presidential primary election with 34 percent of the vote and Trump finished second with 28 percent.

Earlier this year, Fallin extended her endorsement for Trump not long after his team mentioned her as a possible running mate. 

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