New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) commended debate organizers for bringing up former President Trump’s legal challenges later in the GOP primary debate, emphasizing that the Republican party’s focus is on the nation’s future, not Trump’s past.
“In the Republican camp, we’re prioritizing the nation’s well-being. Meanwhile, Trump is dealing with his personal issues,” Sununu shared on the “Conversations with Jen Psaki” program, which will broadcast on MSNBC this coming Sunday.
“For our debates, we prefer not to reiterate past events. Instead, our eyes are set on 2024, discussing our contributions to the economy, border security, energy self-reliance, and more,” Sununu relayed to Psaki. “I’m glad they seized the moment and steered clear from fixating on past narratives.”
Sununu, who identifies as a centrist Republican and has occasionally voiced criticisms of Trump, conveyed his enthusiasm for the recent GOP debate. He believes that one of the participants has a promising shot at securing the presidency.
Backing Trump, in his opinion, could pave the way for a Democratic win in 2024.
In response to comments by entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who labeled climate change as a “myth” during the debate, Sununu remarked, “Certainly, some of his stances are difficult for me to align with.” He continued, pondering, “Whether or not they resonate with the core Republican audience remains to be seen.”
“All those participants have the potential to secure a win in the November ’24 elections. It’s thrilling. However, Trump’s chances look bleak. Backing him might just be giving Kamala Harris an advantage in the future. I believe it’s time for fresh perspectives and new leadership. From what I observed, Vivek, Haley, Pence, and DeSantis all performed commendably,” he concluded.