Walker Explains Why He Compared Union Protesters To ISIS

On Sunday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker clarified statements where it appeared that he compared union protesters to the Islamic State group.

On "Fox News Sunday," Walker said he was "not comparing" union protesters to the ISIS terrorist group. This clarification came three days after Walker answered a question about ISIS at a conservative conference by stating, "If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world." Walker was discussing the protesters who gathered in Wisconsin in 2011 to fight his actions regarding removing collective bargaining rights from public sector unions. His statements made at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference drew quick criticism.

Since then, Walker and his team have been working to convey the true meaning of his statements. Walker told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, "What I meant was it's about leadership, and the leadership we provided under extremely difficult circumstances. To me, I apply that to saying, 'If I were to run and if I were to win and be commander-in-chief, I believe that kind of leadership is what's necessary to take on radical Islamic terrorism.'"

In his interview, he also wanted to distance himself from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's statements that Obama does not "love this country." Walker said, "I don't question" that Obama loves America. Nonetheless, a recent poll shows that over half of Republicans still think Obama's beliefs are 'Muslim'.

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