Sununu on Trump’s possible arrest: ‘The Democrats misinterpreted this’
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (right) said on Sunday the possible imminent arrest of former President Trump amid an investigation into alleged silent payments in the 2016 presidential election bolsters the sympathy for the former president.
“I think it brings out a lot of sympathy for the former president,” Sununu said of the possible arrest on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The governor said some Republicans he spoke to who aren’t “big Trump supporters” expressed concern that the former president was “under attack.”
“I just think not only the media, but really, a lot of Democrats have misinterpreted that in terms of building sympathy for the former president and that’s radically changing the paradigm as we go into the 24-year election,” he said. said Sununu.
Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, said in a Truth Social article on Saturday that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday for alleged cash payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election, and encouraged his supporters to protest.
Sununu stressed on Sunday that this possible arrest was unrelated to the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the United States Capitol, and suggested there were other issues that should take priority.
“There’s a question about why they’re doing it, something seven years ago. It’s not a trifle, but it’s a transfer of money and how he claimed money was being transferred between him and his lawyer. You know, there are other issues that really take precedence in terms of where this country needs to go, what we need to do to get things done, how we manage our budget, how we secure the border,” Sununu said.
“There are much more pressing issues of the day. It’s just a shame that it made the headlines.
Sununu said he was considering his own 2024 presidential bid, and although he did not confirm his campaign on Sunday, he said he would “love to get in on a debate if we actually go down this road.” .
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