Gov. Chris Sununu reverses stance on Trump, now endorses him for 2024

 April 15, 2024

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R), who has made clear his thoughts on former President Donald Trump in the past, seems to have changed his tune a bit.

According to The Hill, the New Hampshire governor recently announced that he does, in fact, support Trump in the 2024 election.

The message of support came despite his previous critical remarks of the former president, especially related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The governor had previously supported Nikki Haley for the Republican nomination, up until she finally dropped out after Trump repeatedly trounced her in nearly every state. Sununu made multiple negative remarks about Trump in that time period.

Sununu made his recent, revised remarks in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who pressed the governor on his previous critical statements regarding his thoughts on Trump's part in the Jan. 6 event.

"I think he — his actions absolutely contributed to that," Sununu said when asked if he still believes Trump was responsible. "There’s no question about that. I hate the election denialism of 2020. Nobody wants to be talking about that in 2024."

However, the New Hampshire governor quickly pivoted to why he endorsed Trump in the upcoming presidential election. For him, it's all about installing a Republican administration.

"Because for me, it’s not about him as much as it is having a Republican administration — Republican secretaries, Republican rules, a sense where states’ rights come first, individual rights come first, parents’ rights come first," the governor said.

He added, "It’s not about Trump with me."

Not surprisingly, Stephanopoulos just couldn't digest that Sununu would now back Trump after saying previously that the former president played a large role in what happened on Jan. 6.

"And you believe that someone — you believe that a president who contributed to an insurrection should be president again?” the ABC anchor asked.

"As does 51 percent of America, George. I mean, really," Sununu snapped back. "I understand you’re part of the media. I understand you’re in this New York City bubble or whatever it is, but you’ve got to look around what’s happening across this country. They’re not — it’s not about just supporting Trump. It’s getting rid of what we have today."

Trump is currently besting President Joe Biden in nearly every swing state poll, and many important national polls.