Sununu on possible Trump arrest: ‘Democrats misunderstand this’

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, said on Sunday that Trump’s imminent arrest is a sign of sympathy for the former president in an investigation into allegations of hush money payments during the 2016 presidential election. said to be collecting.

“I think there’s a lot of sympathy for the former president,” Sununu said of the possible arrest on CNN’s State of the Union address. The governor said some Republicans who weren’t “big Trump supporters” he spoke of had expressed concern that the former president was “under attack.”

“I think many Democrats, not just the media, have misunderstood this in terms of building sympathy for the former president, and are dramatically changing the paradigm heading into the 2024 election.

Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, said: true social post on that saturday he expects to be arrested On Tuesday, he urged his supporters to protest the alleged hush money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election.

Sununu stressed on Sunday that the possible arrests were not related to the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the US Capitol, suggesting other priorities.

“There are questions about why they are doing it. It was seven years ago. You know, where this country needs to go, what it needs to do to get things done, how it manages its budget, its borders. There are other issues that actually take precedence in terms of how to ensure

“There are more pressing issues today. It’s a shame this made the headlines.”

Sununu said he’s pondering a run for president in 2024, and didn’t confirm Sunday’s campaign, but said, “If we’re really going down that road, I’d love to be in the debate.” I want to participate,” he said.

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