ABC News Host Presses Governor on Support of Trump

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( – On Sunday, April 14, during an interview on ABC with ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) expressed his support for former President Donald Trump. However, Stephanopoulos pointed out that in the past, the governor had heavily criticized Trump. 

During the conversation between the governor and the host, Stephanopoulos pushed Sununu on his support of Trump, especially as he had previously condemned the former President’s actions and rhetoric. 

In March, Sununu had announced his endorsement of the former President after former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, whom he had endorsed in the Republican primary, had dropped out of the race. Stephanopoulos questioned Sununu on whether he would continue to support Trump even if was convicted in the hush money case. 

In response, Sununu pointed out that the trial would not have “major political ramifications” in the way that many people believed that it would. He added that in regard to these issues, the majority of people viewed it as reality TV. He continued by saying that Trump would continue to try and “victimize” the situation as this is what has worked for him so far.

Stephanopoulos continued by stating that this was not about politics and that instead, it was about right and wrong. He repeated his question to Sununu about whether a conviction might sway his stance and support. 

The governor in response argued that any convictions would not be swaying the American public and claimed that it should be unsurprising that he, as a GOP governor, was endorsing the GOP nominee for the presidential election. Stephanopoulos continued to press, arguing that Sununu previously called out Trump for having a role in the events of January 6, 2021. With that in mind, he asked how Sununu could support him for the presidency.

The two continued to go back and forth, with Stephanopoulos repeatedly expressing confusion about Sununu’s support of Trump despite his part in the “insurrection.” Sununu continued to insist that the issue was less about Trump and more about changing the current situation. When asked directly to clarify whether he’d still support Trump if he was convicted, Sununu confirmed, “Yeah, me and 51% of America.”

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