- Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski unloaded on NH Gov. Chris Sununu on Wednesday.
- Lewandowski said Trump is “very unhappy” with the GOP governor.
- Trump thinks it’d be “really great if somebody would run against Chris Sununu,” Lewandowski said.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said in a radio interview Wednesday that Trump told him “it would be really great” if a Republican ran against Chris Sununu, New Hampshire’s popular GOP governor.
Sununu, who’s consistently had one of the highest approval ratings among the nation’s governors since taking office in 2017, recently turned down a chance flip a US Senate seat for the GOP in 2022 and has spoken out against Trump’s election fraud lies.
“When we spoke earlier in the day, you told me that [former President Donald Trump] assigned you a couple of duties and one is in your home state of New Hampshire,” New Hampshire talk radio host Howie Carr told Lewandowski. “What’s your assignment for President Trump in New Hampshire?”
Lewandowski then laid into Sununu, as first reported by NH Journal.
“The president is very unhappy with the chief executive officer of the state of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu,” Lewandowski said. “And Sununu, in the president’s estimation, is someone who’s never been loyal to him. And the president said it would be really great if somebody would run against Chris Sununu.”
When reached by Insider for comment, Lewandowski deferred to “the President’s office.”
Neither a spokesperson for Trump, nor a spokesperson for Sununu immediately responded to Insider’s request for comment.
Lewandowski had reportedly been on the outs in Trumpworld after a Republican donor accused him of unwanted sexual advances, which he has denied.
Sununu told the Washington Examiner last month that he opted not to run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, despite being “close” to jumping in the race. He said he was discouraged by his talks with congressional GOP leadership.
“They were all, for the most part, content with the speed at which they weren’t doing anything,” Sununu said. “It was very clear that we just have to hold the line for two years. OK, so I’m just going to be a roadblock for two years. That’s not what I do.”
The plan to obstruct Biden’s agenda all the way up through the 2024 election “bothered” the Granite State governor.
“I said, ‘OK, so if we’re going to get stuff done if we win the White House back, why didn’t you do it in 2017 and 2018?'” Sununu later continued.
The answer he received from members of the GOP in Congress?
“Crickets. Yeah, crickets,” Sununu said. “They had no answer.”