Gov. Chris Sununu says President Joe Biden should apologize for his closed-door remarks at a Democratic fundraiser that Republicans back Donald Trump’s “Let America Great Again” philosophy is like half-fascism.
“What we’re seeing right now is either the beginning of an extreme MAGA philosophy, or a death knell,” Biden said at the reception, according to a note from a White House pool reporter. “It’s not just Trump. It’s the foundation of the whole philosophy — It – I’m going to say something – it’s almost like half-fascism.”
Republican Sununu, who made comments that he is not a Trump fan, defended his supporters on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. He called the comment a “terrible insult” to half the country and said an apology should be made.
“I mean, the president is going to go out and insult half of Americans because, in effect, half of Americans voted Republican and half of Americans ended up voting Democrat. It’s a little bit of a swing, but it’s actually calling out half of America Semi-fascist, because he’s trying to stir up controversy, he’s trying to stir up this anti-Republican sentiment ahead of the election. “It’s just out of place,” Sununu said.
When host Danabash asked him if he saw elements of fascism in the Republican Party, Sununu responded broadly that there are elements of fascism throughout the country.
“You can see elements of fascism and white supremacy in America. Let’s have it as Americans. No doubt about it,” the governor said.
He further attacked Biden, pointing to Biden’s campaign against Trump saying he wanted to bring the country together.
“He should apologize. That’s inappropriate. That’s not leadership,” Sununu said.
McCain Twitter is ‘death knell’ for New Hampshire Liberals
Bash asked about a photo tweeted by the state Liberal Party of Meghan McCain crying over her father John McCain’s coffin on the anniversary of the death of the U.S. senator with the words “Happy Holidays.”
“This should almost be the end of the New Hampshire Liberal Party. I mean, again, horrible insult,” the governor said.
Student loan forgiveness ‘unfair’
Sununu earlier on the show spoke out against Biden’s plan to eliminate student debt, calling it “inherently unfair” and illegal.
“It’s picking a bunch of people at random and we’re going to write off their debt in a random lump sum that didn’t even pass Congress. It’s pretty illegal. It’s adding hundreds of billions of dollars. “This is when we’re trying to control inflation. This exacerbated the inflation crisis. “
Governor says he pays $278.03 a month over 15 years to pay off debt
“We’d love to pay it off, a low-interest loan. You write your check and you move on,” Sununu said.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or by Twitter @DanAlexanderNH
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