Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave a very crypti answer when she was asked is we will endorse Trump for President!
Instead the former Trump White House press secretary ― whose two-year tenure in the role was characterized by her defending Trump from the fake news media attacks ― went off on tangents promoting her work in her state.
Fox’s Jacqui Heinrich first asked Sanders when she was “going to endorse somebody for 2024.”
Sanders replied: “Look, my focus has been on being governor of Arkansas. I’ve only been in office about nine months, and I wanted to really put my head down and focus on the things that were impacting our state. We just got out of our first regular session and special session about a week ago.”
I think President Trump is going to be the nominee. I think he is the best chance we have in ’24. And look, at the end of the day, his numbers are not going anywhere and there’s no big challenge facing him. I love the president and will continue to amplify the great policies that he had. I know that our country would be in a much better place if he was in office versus who we have there right now.
Anchor John Roberts was not going to give up so easily, asking, “So there are several governors who have come out so far in support of him, Mike Dunleavy of Alaska, Jim Justice, West Virginia, Henry McMaster of South Carolina, Kristi Noem, South Dakota. They have decided that Trump’s going to be the nominee and they want to be there pushing him along the entire way. Why not join the group?“
“You know, again, my focus is on Arkansas. I’ll make that decision when it makes sense. But I’ve really tried to zigzag,” Sanders replied as Roberts interjected, “Is there anybody else you would support?”
“I’ve only been governor for about 15 minutes. So trying to keep my focus there, we’ve been able to do amazing and big transformational change for our state. We’re going to continue to do that over the course of the next several months,” Sanders replied.
Trump’s frustration has risen recently because Sanders’ team had told his campaign she wouldn’t make an endorsement until after her first legislative session in Arkansas, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
That session ended in May, and still, no endorsement.
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