Sen. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) for endorsing former President Trump. Another swipe at Tim Scott (RSC) after the senator said the country needed a president who would “bring our country together”.
“Tim Scott actually looked into the camera and said ‘Donald Trump is going to unite the country.’ Even Donald Trump didn’t believe that statement. Sununu said Fox News anchor Neil Goudo on Saturday. “I mean, no one thought Donald Trump united the country.”
Scott, who suspended his own White House bid in November, endorsed Trump on Friday during a rally in New Hampshire, just days before the first-state GOP primary. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has Sununu's support, and speculation has swirled about who Scott will choose.
Sununu says the South Carolina senator should have given his endorsement to Haley, arguing that he “wouldn't have a job” if he didn't.
The Granite State governor reiterated that message on Saturday, saying he found Scott's choice to support the former president “more disrespectful than anything.”
“So the fact that they want Donald Trump back in there really … has never given them leadership, never really held them accountable, where Nikki Haley will do that,” he said. “Nikki Haley is going to demand more from Republicans in the US Senate.”
While Sununu said he didn't think Trump would unite the country, he told Cavuto he would support the former president in the general election if he became the GOP nominee. He made the same pledge earlier this month, saying he would support whoever challenges Biden in November.
The New Hampshire primary, the second contest of the 2024 election season, is set for Tuesday, January 23.
According to The Hill/Decision Desk HQ polling average, Trump leads with 45.6 percent support, while Haley is second with 35 percent. Haley has made significant strides in the state since receiving Sununu's endorsement and several strong debate performances.
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