“I didn’t like your governor very a lot,” Trump vented at a rally within the nation’s first major state Saturday, drawing boos from the viewers. “He’s like a spoiled brat.”
Sununu, a preferred Republican governor in a state that has hewed blue in each presidential election since 2004, gave his extremely coveted endorsement to Haley final week.
He had dominated out an endorsement for the Trump, claiming the candidate charged with over 90 felonies is fomenting “chaos and distraction.”
The previous president, who’s the undisputed frontrunner within the Granite State, referred to as Sununu a “egocentric man” for deciding to not vie for New Hampshire’s Senate seat within the 2022 election cycle.
Republicans had lengthy sought to recruit Sununu to run in opposition to incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), however finally he concluded that the higher chamber is a spot for “debating partisan politics with out outcomes.”
He ran for governor as an alternative and Trump-endorsed retired Brigadier Gen. Don Bolduc misplaced to Hassan.
“We put some man up there no person had ever heard of,” Trump complained on the rally, held in Durham, NH.
Trump had beforehand raged in opposition to Sununu’s endorsement of Haley on Reality Social.
“Chris Sununu may have run for the Senate in New Hampshire and WON, however no, he wished to run for President and, with out asserting, did. Sadly for him, he obtained ZERO traction, and went again to being Governor,” Trump mentioned.
“Very egocentric! Now he’s unelectable in his personal State, and may again Nikki, who has no likelihood of successful.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who competed for Sununu’s endorsement, struck a extra gracious tone.
“Not like some folks working, if somebody doesn’t endorse me, I’m not going to go trash them. Chris is an efficient man, he’s carried out an excellent job. And I’m going to proceed to say that. He’s a very good campaigner,” DeSantis instructed CNN.
“Even a campaigner nearly as good as Chris isn’t going to have the ability to paper over Nikki being an institution candidate,” he added. “I stay up for campaigning with [Sununu] subsequent fall because the Republican nominee.”
The 77-year-old former president’s shot at Sununu is paying homage to his assault on Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who broke from the custom of Hawkeye State governors not endorsing, to again DeSantis.
Even earlier than she formally endorsed DeSantis, Trump lashed out on the chief of the state that kicks off the nation’s nominating season.
“It is going to be the tip of her political profession in that MAGA would by no means assist her once more, simply as MAGA won’t ever assist DeSanctimonious once more. Two extraordinarily disloyal folks getting collectively is, nonetheless, a really stunning factor to observe,” Trump fumed on Reality Social.
Trump is overwhelmingly the reigning polling king within the 2024 GOP major with 44.3% assist in New Hampshire, adopted by Haley at 18.7%, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 13%, and DeSantis at 9%, per the newest RealClearPolitics polling combination.
The Put up contacted a Sununu spokesperson for remark.
Voters will start weighing in on the 2024 GOP contest on Jan. 15, 2024, with the Iowa caucuses. New Hampshire’s major is second on the calendar and takes place on Jan. 23, 2024.