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Fallin and six other governors meet with Donald Trump

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin

Staff Report

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and six other Republican governors met today with Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

In response to a request for comment from The City Sentinel newspaper and CapitolBeatOK, Fallin issued this prepared statement after the session, which she said lasted about 45 minutes. The meeting with Trump took place today (Tuesday, June 14) in New York City.

Fallin said:

“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.”

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