Republican Gov. Chris Sununu laughs at Trump's forthcoming 2024 presidential bid announcement: It's 'a terrible idea'

Chris Sununu
Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire.AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
  • Sununu laughed at the idea of Trump announcing his reelection bid in the upcoming weeks.

  • During an interview with CBS, the Republican governor of New Hampshire called the pending announcement a terrible idea.

  • Trump's team is reportedly planning to make the announcement on Nov 14.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu chuckled at the idea of former President Donald Trump potentially announcing that he's running for office in the upcoming weeks.

During an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan asked Sununu if Trump's White House bid would have an impact on the GOP.

"What does it do to our party? Nothing," he responded. "First off, announcing you're going to run for office between an election and Christmas is a terrible idea because one thing I can say for America is we're all going to be really happy one way or the other that the election is over come Tuesday."

He added, "Everyone's going to want to take a breath and reengage with their families and deal with some really serious issues. And then politics gets back into the mix of things in early 2023."

Trump told his supporters at a Saturday rally ahead of the midterm elections that his 2024 announcement would be in a "very, very, very short period of time." According to Axios, the ex-president's team is looking to make the announcement on November 14.

"Whether President Trump decides to run or not it's not going to make any difference in terms of the fact that you're still going to see eight to maybe a dozen other candidates jumping in the race," Sununu told Brennan. "He doesn't keep anybody out of the race."

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