In advance of his foreign policy address in South Carolina, Gov. Scott Walker was asked Friday morning about U.S.-Pakistan relations.
His answer was a little fuzzy.
Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Walker was asked by Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin to assess the current state of relations between the U.S. and Pakistan.
"Well, I think anywhere in the world we need to be better. We obviously have challenges all throughout the world," Walker replied. "Heck, we even have challenges with a relationship with Israel, which is obviously one of our greatest allies out there. But we have ongoing challenges in Pakistan and Afghanistan, around the world. Again, it's one of those where strength begets strength, confidence begets confidence."
Halperin pressed Walker further, asking him to specifically rate the current strengths, weaknesses, positives and negatives in the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan.
"Well, I think you look both in terms of Pakistan and Afghanistan, you look at — we talk all the time about ISIS and Al Qaeda. We still have ongoing concerns about the Taliban and their ability to regain strength," Walker said. "That has a relationship between both Pakistan and Afghanistan. We need to make sure that any form, any form of radical Islamic terrorism that's targeted at us or allies is one that we stand firm on. And those are still lingering problems, even in that part of the world."
Walker is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy address midday Friday at The Citadel military college in Charleston. He said on MSNBC he'll "talk about what we're gonna do to take on radical Islamic terrorism in all of its forms in all the places around the world."
Walker's speech is titled, "The Retreat is Over: America Will Not Be Intimidated."
"We need to step up against Iran and we need to eradicate ISIS if we're going to live in a safe and stable world going forward," Walker said, pledging once again to terminate the nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran "on day one" as president.
Friday's speech will be his second policy address of his presidential campaign. Last week, he unveiled his blueprint to overturn and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Watch Walker's Morning Joe appearance here: