Hickenlooper talks VP disappointment, DNC speech, marijuana and Trump

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks during a press conference on the state capitol steps, calling out Donald Trump as a racist candidate. June 8, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  John Hickenlooper; denver; denverite; governor john hickenlooper; capitol; capitol hill; speech; kevinjbeaty; colorado

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks during a press conference on the state capitol steps, calling out Donald Trump as a racist candidate on June 8. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Gov. John Hickenlooper took a moment during the Democratic National Convention to talk with Fox & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade, and they started with the big question: how does he feel about not getting picked as Hillary Clinton’s running mate?

“Just to be considered is one of the biggest compliments and honors I ever had,” he said. “So, certainly there’s a certain amount of disappointment, but I can take a deep breath. I don’t have to work 80 hours a week, you know, for the next eight years. So, disappointment, yes, but it’s a no-lose situation.”

He didn’t say too much about the speech he’s scheduled to deliver at the convention tomorrow, but said it will be a short five minutes focusing mostly on business.

Kilmeade also gave us all a chance to hear more of the governor’s thoughts on marijuana.

“I gotta say, as someone who opposed it, we’ve made a lot of progress. We’re beginning to see, at least anecdotally, less drug dealers, and that’s part of the goal,” Hickenlooper said, also pointing to $120 million in tax revenue.

Of course, it was pretty unlikely that he’d make it out of the interview without a shot at Donald Trump. And like Angelina Jolie in “Wanted,” he fired his shot with an expert curve:

“A lot of people, you know, they think he’s a joke, there’s no policy, ‘how could we elect someone like that?’ Anything could happen. The world is behaving in strange ways.”

Watch the whole interview for “Fox & Friends” here.