GOP Governor Trashes Trump While Also Endorsing Him

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( – On Sunday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) stated during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” with co-anchor George Stephanopoulos that while he believed former President Donald Trump had “contributed” to the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, he still supported him. 

During a discussion with the show’s co-anchor Sununu explained that he would be backing the former President despite the fact that he condemned the rhetoric of the former President which he argued had contributed to the Capitol insurrection. The statement in which he condemned Trump’s actions and rhetoric had been released following the attack. 

Sununu who has now given the former president his official endorsement for the upcoming election argued that he continued to stand by his statement. He noted that he believed Trump’s actions were a contribution to the attack without doubt. He also opposed the 2020 election denialism but argued that this was something that people did not want to be talking about in 2024. He proceeded to say that Trump had “contributed” to the insurrection but despite that, he supported Trump as the GOP presumptive nominee for the presidential election. 

The governor proceeded to explain that the way he viewed it was more important to have a Republican administration and that it was not explicitly about Trump when it came to the election. In the GOP primary, Sununu had backed former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley. Haley had dropped out of the presidential race last month. 

In the past Sununu had claimed that he would be campaigning and working to make sure that Trump would be defeated in the 2024 Republican primary. 

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