Governor Pete Ricketts is declining to weigh in on what Donald Trump said about the judge presiding over the case of Trump University.
The governor says he does not know enough about the case or the situation.
However, Ricketts says his advice to Trump is to stick with the issues.
“I think that just like any campaign, you have to go out there and talk about the issues and really try to connect with voters,” Ricketts says, “and that really is going to be incumbent on Mr. Trump, just like any other candidate.”
A recent poll shows both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with about 38% support.
Trump is getting push back from other Republicans over comments he made about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel.
“I do think that when we’re thinking about our judiciary, we want to hold them up with respect and assume that there’s positive intent there on the part of the judge, unless there’s something specific that we know is not,” Ricketts says.
When Trump campaigned in Nebraska before the state’s Primary Election, Ricketts says he specifically mentioned trade, manufacturing, and pro-life issues as things Trump should campaign on here.
“I think there are a number of opportunities that we as governors can work with the candidate Donald Trump to help him understand what the appropriate issues are for each of our states, so he’s better informed as he’s on the campaign trail.”