Gov. Fallin opens up about meeting with President-elect Donald Trump

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Mary Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin says she talked at length about Oklahoma’s economy, the oil and gas industry and the 39 federally recognized Native American tribes in the state during a 40-minute interview in New York with President-elect Donald Trump.

Fallin spoke to reporters on Tuesday about her interview a day earlier with Trump and his incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus about the possibility of her accepting a position in Trump’s administration.

When asked about her qualifications as head of the Interior Department, Fallin cited her experience dealing with the state’s Native American tribes and the 12 years she spent on the governing board of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, among other things.

Fallin made the comments before touring the ongoing $245 million renovation of the 100-year-old state Capitol.