Sununu on doable Trump arrest: ‘Democrats have misplayed this’

Gov. Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) on Sunday mentioned the doable imminent arrest of former President Trump in an investigation into alleged hush-money funds through the 2016 presidential election is constructing sympathy for the previous president.

“I think it’s building a lot of sympathy for the former president,” Sununu mentioned of the doable arrest on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The governor mentioned some Republicans he’d talked to who aren’t “big Trump supporters” expressed concern that the previous president “was being attacked.”

“I simply suppose that not simply the media, however actually, numerous the Democrats have misplayed this by way of constructing sympathy for the previous president and it does drastically change the paradigm as we go into the ‘24 election,” Sununu said.

Trump, who is again running for president in 2024, said in a Truth Social post on Saturday that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday over alleged hush-money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election, and encouraged his supporters to protest.

Sununu on Sunday stressed that this possible arrest isn’t linked to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the U.S. Capitol, and advised that there are different issues that ought to take precedent.

“There’s a question about why they’re doing it, something seven years ago. It’s not a nothing, but it’s moving money and how he claimed money being moved between him and his lawyer. You know, there are other issues that really take precedent in terms of where this country needs to go, what we need to do to get stuff done, how we manage our budget, how we secure the border,” Sununu mentioned.

“There’s much more pressing issues of the day. It’s just unfortunate this has taken the headlines.”

Sununu has mentioned he’s mulling over his personal presidential bid for 2024, and although he didn’t verify his marketing campaign on Sunday, he mentioned he’d “love to be in a debate if we actually go down that path.”

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