New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) slammed Republicans and undeclared voters in his home state for their behavior at a CNN town hall with Donald Trump earlier this week. (Watch the video below.)
In a preview for an upcoming MSNBC interview, Sununu panned the audience’s laughter and applause during Wednesday’s televised event with the former president and 2024 hopeful.
“It was embarrassing,” Sununu said in reference to the crowd reaction after Trump mocked E. Jean Carroll, who had just won a sexual abuse lawsuit against the former president.
“When you’re talking about a serious issue like that ... it’s completely inappropriate,” he said. “It doesn’t shine a positive light on New Hampshire.”
Sununu, who is currently mulling a 2024 presidential run of his own, has been a harsh critic of Trump in recent months, declaring that the country is “moving on” from the former president.
The New Hampshire governor recently told Trump to “cowboy up” and “get in the saddle” after the GOP front-runner suggested he might skip out on at least one of the initial Republican primary debates.
In his MSNBC interview, Sununu questioned whether the undeclared audience members at the town hall had been Trump supporters at one time or another.
“I believe every single one of them had voted for Trump at some point,” he said. “So no one should have been surprised to hear the support.”
MSNBC’s interview with Sununu is set to air Sunday.