GOP New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu told Fox News’ Bret Baier on Tuesday that Republicans will not be “settling” for former President Donald Trump in 2024. They governor may well become a candidate for president himself but refused to confirm whether he would be running during the interview. Sununu went on to the former president “yesterday’s leadership” and said that Republicans would be “moving on” from Trump in the next election.
“My message about President Trump is: We thank you for your service, great!” Sununu said. “But we’re moving on. Americans are not in the mode of just settling, right? We’re never gonna say that the best opportunity for tomorrow’s leadership is yesterday’s leadership.”
“We want the next generation,” he continued. “So, it is in the American spirit to say that we’re going after the next thing and the next individual to lead our country … It could be a variety of individuals.”
“I don’t think anything’s gonna get his poll numbers up,” Sununu added. “And as this race actually heats up and people start paying attention, there’s just gonna be a lot of other options on the table.”
According to the Huffington Post:
He (Sununu) made similar comments earlier this month, telling MSNBC that Trump would not be the Republican Party’s nominee. However, he suggested that he would still vote for Trump should he nab the nomination.
So far, only two Republicans have announced their candidacy in the 2024 race. Trump put himself forward in November, and Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced her bid earlier this month. That list is expected to grow in the coming months, with potential candidates including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence.