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Gov. Scott Walker on controversial Baraboo photo: ‘They're idiots'

Posted: 3:41 PM, Nov 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-15 16:48:37-05

During his first public appearance since losing the general election to Gov.-elect Tony Evers, Gov. Scott Walker addressed a number of topics in Madison, including the controversial photo out of Baraboo, which appears to depict students posing in a Nazi salute. 

Walker was blunt about how he felt about the picture. 

"I think they’re just stupid. I think they’re idiots. Simple as that," Walker said. 

"I don’t know if it’s any more complicated than that. They’re just a bunch of idiots. Some try to brush it off as youthful indiscretion, but still they’re idiots," Walker also said. 

Thousands have signed a petition calling for the students to be suspended because of the photo. 

The photographer said the photo was innocent , but in a school board meeting, the public demanded action to educate the students on why the Nazi salute is not a joking matter. 

Evers condemned the photo as well, saying it has "no place in Wisconsin."