Ahead Of Primary Vote, Trump Backs Away From Criticisms Of New Mexico’s Governor05:43
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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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In May, Donald Trump attacked New Mexico’s Gov. Susana Martinez as ineffective, saying “she’s not doing her job,” but in a phone interview with the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper on Thursday, Trump said he’d like to have her endorsement, adding, “I respect her. I have always liked her.”

New Mexicans vote in that state’s primary on Tuesday, and Trump is looking to shore up his support. At the same time, the state is seeing a surge in early voting among Democrats.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Elaine Baumgartel of affiliate station KUNM.

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This segment aired on June 7, 2016.

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