Trump goes to New Mexico, and calls out the governor for tripling food stamps; we can cross her off VP list

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“She’s got to do a better job!”

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump openly criticized New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for her state’s ever-growing welfare state dependency on food stamps during a campaign event in Albuquerque.

“Since 2000, the number of people on food stamps in New Mexico has tripled,” Trump read from a report at the campaign rally, which thousands attended. “We have to get your governor to get going.”

“She’s got to do a better job, okay,” said Trump as the crowd cheered. “Your governor has got to do a better job.”

Does this mean Martinez is out of the running for vice president?

Ahead of the attack, Martinez was seen as a potential running mate for Trump, with a senior Trump campaign source telling CNN that Martinez was a favorite on the VP short-list in the early months of the presidential campaign.

But, that’s all changed.

According to inside sources from Fox News, the prominent Latina Republican is not even being vetted for the position, nor has she endorsed Trump.

Martinez previously endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio R-Fla., in the presidential race and has criticized Trump’s rhetoric on building a border wall with Mexico.

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