Pritzker Meets With Trump At White House

Dec 13, 2018

Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker was in the White House Thursday, part of a group of newly-elected governors meeting with President Trump.

The president began the meeting by congratulating the governors-elect on their victories.

“Most of them have become stars, if not all, because you won,” Trump said. “And winning is a wonderful thing."

Trump then had everyone introduce themselves.

“Mr. President, I’m J.B. Pritzker, the governor-elect of Illinois, and I founded 1871, which is the — well, named this year as the world’s best business incubator,” Pritzker said. “And as I’ve been speaking with your daughter, I’ve also been a national advocate for early childhood education.”

Pritzker did not mention that he based his campaign in significant part on criticizing Trump. Or that the billionaire displaced the president as America’s wealthiest politician.

A spokeswoman says Pritzker went to the meeting to make the case for federal spending on roads and bridges. She says Pritzker will continue to oppose Trump on issues like immigration, voting rights, and women’s rights.