Chris Sununu Slams Trump’s Calls For Full Presidential Immunity
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu expressed concerns about former President Donald Trump’s calls for full immunity for presidents. During an interview with Kristen Welker on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” Sununu addressed a post made by Trump on Truth Social stating that presidents “MUST HAVE FULL IMMUNITY” from criminal prosecution, “EVEN EVENTS THAT ‘CROSS THE LINE.’”
A clip was also played showing Trump advocating for presidential immunity at a New Hampshire rally. The GOP frontrunner had told his supporters that a president should be granted full immunity so that he “can act and do what he feels and what his group of advisors feel is the absolute right thing.”
When asked if he agrees with Trump’s statement, Sununu said, “Of course not.”
According to the Republican governor, the former president’s post should worry everybody as he says no presidential candidate should go into the White House with that mentality.
“The amazing thing about that clip is he was dead serious. He wasn’t even making one of his ridiculous jokes. He was dead serious about that. And that should give everybody, I don’t care what political party you’re from, whether you’re an extreme conservative or socialist liberal, everybody should be concerned with that type of mentality going into the White House,” he added.
Later in the interview, he was asked about his promise to give his support to Trump should he win the Republican Party’s nomination for president.
Without rescinding his pledge for support for Trump, he said that he hopes former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley would end up being the party’s nominee.
In his words, “At the end of the day, most Republicans are gonna get behind the Republican nominee. I’m hoping that it’s obviously Nikki Haley. This is how bad Joe Biden is, six months ago, Trump couldn’t beat Biden. This is how bad Joe Biden is. Inflation is crushing middle and low-income families across this country. We’re weak on the international stage. We haven’t secured our border, even Democrats have agreed that he’s completely incompetent and not on the ball there.”
WATCH: Trump said the president needs to have “total immunity” from prosecution, no matter the crime.@GovChrisSununu (R-N.H.) says, “Everybody should be concerned with that type of mentality,” despite saying he’ll support Trump if he’s the nominee. pic.twitter.com/Ce2qkoKQ0A
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Sununu, in an effort to stop Trump’s nomination, has been making efforts to persuade his constituents that the path to healing the country and restoring it back to normalcy lies with Haley, not Trump. Campaigning with Haley across his state, Sununu has expressed confidence in the former U.N. ambassador’s ability to lead the country, even though Trump has accused him of backing a candidate who does not have what it takes to do the job.