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Walker responds to discrepancy in his book


WAUSAU (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker is back in Wisconsin after a national tour to promote his new book.

In an interview with our Wausau affiliate, Walker addressed the discrepancy between what he said in a prank call from a man claiming to be billionaire David Koch, and what's written in the book.

Reporter: "In the book you say, 'We never, never considered putting troublemakers in the crowd'.  How do you explain the discrepancy between what you told the caller and what you say now?

Walker: "Well he--just so It's clear, I didn't say that. He said, have you thought about it. I said, we thought about it. It was a general statement. "

Reporter: "You agree with him that you had thought about it."

Walker: "Well, we implied that, yeah. But I went back and looked at it in my research for this book, I looked at my notes, I looked at the notes that others who were part of our discussions point out. We had never seriously considered that. "

Walker says the prank call opened his eyes, by helping to redirect his attention to making sure he wasn't doing things to somehow benefit himself.

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