We apparently live in an endless election cycle, as former President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he was making a third bid for the White House.
The 45th president said from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, just a week after one of America’s most divisive elections, that he would seek the Republican nomination as president “to make America great and glorious again.”
But one top Republican was unimpressed.
Hours prior to Trump’s anticipated announcement, Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire told a Republican gathering in Orlando that “nobody’s gonna care” about Trump jumping in, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
“The political atmosphere today will be 180 degrees different six months from now, 180 degrees six months after that, and then we’ll get to June of ’24,” Sununu said during a Republican Governors Association forum on “the Future of the GOP.”
“We are so far away from all of it,” Sununu added. “Whatever announcements may or may not be happening tonight [Tuesday], nobody’s gonna care. We have so far to go. … There’s no job we can’t handle, but we are a long way off from ’24.”
The Free Beacon noted that other Republicans on the panel were not eager to applaud Trump for announcing his candidacy.
The panel’s moderator, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, asked other governors for their 2024 choices.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said she didn’t think “anybody can predict it right now.” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said he would “trust the American people” to make the choice. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds ducked the question completely, discussing instead school choice bills.