Republican Chairman Ed Cox says he hasn’t spoken to Donald Trump about a potential run for governor, though in an interview he continued to praise him for being “an astute observer” of the political scene.

“No, he hasn’t contacted me,” Cox said.

In an interview with Phil Reisman of The Journal News (who, disclosure, is my father), Cox said he hadn’t contact with the real-estate mogul, who emerged from a meeting with Republican lawmakers on Wednesday not dispelling any word he’s interested in running for governor next year against Andrew Cuomo.

A Republican official told Capital that a Trump aide initially reached out to state GOP officials about running for governor.

After the chairman made some demands involving putting Trump’s assets in a blind trust and dumping a few million into a campaign account, which Trump did not follow through on, Capital reported.

Cox was also asked to attend the meeting on Wednesday in New York City, but declined.

Instead, Cox said in the interview he would meet on Thursday with Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a potential candidate for governor who has not determined if he’ll run next year.

As for Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino and his potential candidacy on the Conservative Party line, Cox offered this compliment: “He’s doing a great job out in western New York.”