New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu reveals who he ‘would like’ to see Trump choose as VP and why he wouldn’t accept the offer

By Kelly Laco, Washington DC Politics Editor for Dailymail.Com

1:52 p.m. May 24, 2024, updated 3:23 p.m. May 24, 2024

Republican Governor Chris Sununu revealed that he thinks Donald Trump should choose Nikki Haley as his running mate, and that if offered the chance to become vice president, he would turn her down.

Sununu spoke exclusively with at the Reagan Institute Education Summit in Washington, DC, about Trump’s big decision ahead: choosing his running mate.

He thinks “polarizing” Trump needs a strong bipartisan relationship-building partner so he can deliver a “record results” for Americans.

“I think she would be great,” he said of Haley joining Trump’s ticket in second place.

The New Hampshire governor, who is known as a bipartisan builder himself, spent a lot of time with Haley marching in the early-voting state and ended up supporting her against Trump.

Sununu spent a lot of time with Haley marching around the early voting state and ended up supporting her against Trump.

Haley received 43% to Trump’s 54% in the “Live Free or Die” state, but that wasn’t enough for his campaign to crush the former president.

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But when asked if he would consider joining the Trump administration if he wins, Sununu emphatically answered “no.”

“It’s not a Trump thing,” he replied when asked by if he would accept an invitation from Trump to become his vice president.

“I just have no interest in coming to DC. I mean, I would be honored if anyone ever considered me for something like that. It would be an incredible honor,” he said. for follow-up.

But he said his family “wasn’t looking to come to Washington, to be frank about it.” But I think it would be useful to the whole country, whoever the next vice president is, to bring above all this quality (of bipartisanship).

“I mean, given where Trump is, it’s very polarizing to have a partner in the White House.”

Sununu had hit out at Trump several times on the campaign trail, denouncing his “advanced age” and saying the president “contributed” to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

Trump called Sununu a “loser” who makes “really bad television,” essentially excluding him from being on the vice presidential shortlist.

The ex-president has hinted he might add Haley to a future administration, acknowledging in a local interview Thursday that they had a “nasty campaign” but she is “a very competent person and I’m sure she will be part of our team in some cases.” form, absolutely.

“I think she would be great,” Sununu said of Haley joining Trump’s ticket in second place.

Sununu said Mike Pence was a good choice for vice president by Trump in 2016 because he is very conservative, but he has always had a “great reputation” for working on the other side and “getting things done » in Congress and as governor.

Despite their tumultuous history, Sununu said last month that he would support Trump by voting for him in November — because Biden’s White House alternative is too risky.

His remarks come a day after former Gov. Nikki Haley revealed she would vote for Donald Trump in the 2024 election.

Her public support comes despite Trump calling her “birdbrain” and mocking her fashion choices during the primary election campaign.

She explained that because President Joe Biden is a “disaster,” supporting Trump is the only choice.

Governor Nikki Haley revealed she will vote for Donald Trump in the 2024 election.

“That said, I stand by what I said in my suspension speech…Trump would be smart to reach out to the millions of people who voted for me and continue to support me, and not assume that They’re just going to be.” with him,” she said Wednesday in a speech at the Hudson Institute.

“And I sincerely hope he does,” she added.