Republican New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu in a bold prediction said that former president Donald Trump has no chance of beating Democrat President Joe Biden even if he wins the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.
The New Hampshire Governor during an interview with ABC News’s “This Week,” on Sunday said, “Unfortunately, at the end of the day, November of ’22 showed us that, right? Trump is going to be seen as a very extreme candidate. The country is going to push back against it.”
“It can’t get done. He could get the nomination, but he can’t get it done,” he added.
Although, polls reveal a different story. Recent polls from the Washington Post and ABC show former President Trump in the lead against Biden with 48% to 44%. Another poll by Emerson College showed the former president in the lead 44% to 41%.
Sununu also hinted at a possible 2024 bid, joining the ranks of Donald Trump, Nikki Haley and former Vice President Mike Pence as top Republican contenders. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is also a prominent candidate, however, he hasn’t announced candidacy yet.
“Definitely thinking about it, having those conversations,” said the New Hampshire Governor in response to a question on the topic, adding that “at the end of the day, you’re going to have a lot of Republicans that get in that race. They’re all really good people; they’re really good candidates. You have Nikki Haley and Mike Pompeo and Gov. DeSantis and a lot of folks who are going to get in.”
Later, on Sunday morning, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on the same program agreed with Sununu’s prediction, and said he didn’t think that Donald Trump could win.
When asked if former president Trump could win the race against Biden, Christie said “I don’t think so.”
Former president Trump hit back at the ex-New Jersey governor in a Truth Social post, saying, “‘Sloppy’ Chris Christie, the failed former Governor of New Jersey, spent almost his entire last year in office campaigning in New Hampshire for the Republican Nomination for President. Much like his term in office, where he left with an Approval Rating of just 9%, his Presidential campaign was a complete disaster.”
The criticism from Sununu and Christie come as more Republicans grow skeptical of the former president following the dismal results of the 2022 midterm elections where several Trump-endorsed candidates lost races in key battleground states including Pennsylvania and Arizona.
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