The incoming Governor of Minnesota says he is too busy meeting Trump

<pre><pre>The incoming Governor of Minnesota says he is too busy meeting Trump

Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim WalzTimothy (Tim) James WalzGovernors who help governors Minnesota New members 2019 GOP earns House victory in Minnesota MORE (D) reportedly refused an invitation from the White House to meet President TrumpDonald John TrumpActivists emphasize Trump ties with foreign autocrats in hotel light show Jose Canseco raises Trump for chief of staff: "Worried about you that every day you look more like a Twinkie & # 39; Dershowitz: the Mueller report contains & # 39; sins & # 39; but no & # 39; accusable violation & # 39; MORE on Thursday, saying he is too busy building up his incoming administration.

"The governor-elect is in Minnesota building his incoming administration and can not attend the White House meeting," said Kayla Castaneda, a spokeswoman for Walz, in a statement on Thursday at the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The newspaper points out that the Walz team is currently investigating more than 1,500 candidates for nominated positions in its new administration.

The White House reportedly invited 22 men and women representing both parties who were elected as governors of states and US territories for the first time to meet with Trump on Thursday. Trump on Thursday met 13 governors-elect in the White House.

Walz, who has been a member of the US House of Representatives for the 1st Congress District of Minnesota since 2007, will be sworn in next month to replace the Democratic Government Mark Dayton – which did not seek re-election in November after having fulfilled two terms.

Trump complimented the group of governors on Thursday and called them "some really great people."

& # 39; They are all going to do great jobs, & # 39; Trump said. "We have some real stars in the room."

Republican state Republican Anne Neu beat Walz in a statement to the Minnesota publication, saying that she was "disappointed" the governor-elect chose not to join Trump and his other recently-elected colleagues on Thursday.

"I am disappointed that Governor Walz chose not to join 13 of his newly elected colleagues – both Democrats and Republicans – for a meeting with President Trump in Washington," said Neu in the report. "Minnesota needs a strong relationship with our partners at federal level – including President Trump – while we work on issues such as healthcare, infrastructure, opioid epidemic, public security and more."

"I hope that Governor Walz will make it a priority to meet President Trump in the near future and work on a productive working relationship with the White House," she continued.

Democrats were in control of the House of Representatives in Minnesota in mid-term elections, while Republicans retain control of the state's Senate with one seat.

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