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Saturday, October 22, 2016

WATCH: John Sununu Can’t Stop Talking About Race

John Sununu has once again thrown the Romney campaign off-message by introducing race into the campaign.

In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Sununu — who served as governor of New Hampshire and White House Chief of Staff for George H.W. Bush, and is now a Romney campaign co-chair — explained former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Barack Obama by saying “Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.”

The outburst was just the latest in a long string of racially charged statements from Sununu, who seems determined to be remembered as the least helpful campaign surrogate in history.

In July, Sununu explained that President Obama doesn’t understand the “American system,” essentially because he’s a stoner from Indonesia.

Later that day, Sununu took part in a conference call in which he reiterated that “I wish this president would learn how to be an American.

Sununu also sounded a racial dogwhistle after the first presidential debate, when he stunned NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell by declaring that President Obama is “lazy.

Ironically, despite consistently embarrassing the Romney campaign and himself with his unapologetic race-baiting, Sununu believes that Democrats are the ones who are unfairly introducing race into the campaign. After Vice President Joe Biden used the imagery of chains in front of a primarily black audience, Sununu whined that “there’s going to be folks across the country that will try and take that as some kind of code word that is going to suggest that the Republicans are trying to be racial in their programs.” He would know.

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  • nobsartist

    when he aint talkin’ he’s eatin’.

  • ryueire

    Sununu has a snobbish attitude, and disrespected the POTUS. He is an ignorant ass, a fat blathering windbag.

  • Sununu has been a weird, extremist voice for many years now.

    It says a lot about this candidate that he hides details but everything he is saying is what was tried before, and that he has surrounded himself with as many of the people that tried it as he possibly could.

    Mitt Romney is Mister More Of The Same.
    I for one do not want that.

  • This cretin is the co-chair of the campaign…seriously? He is a disgrace and such a spiteful angry little man. Shame on Sununu…if he understands shame.

  • Sununu has been boorish and a bully since he was Governor of New Hampshire. He maintained his boorish and bullying ways as George H. W. Bush’s Chief of Staff. Now he is an old boor and bully who hasn’t figured out that the 1980s are over.

  • srose59

    Sununu is not the only one who can’t keep from talking about race. The liberal race cannot keep from talking about race. Liberal democrates have become a race because at the root of all their facts backed with up sardonic half-wit insults is a belief that all conservative republicans are racist.

  • Meatloaf endorsed Romney…does that mean it was because Romney was white?

  • M. Hood

    So, he talks about race! It is all about race. If obummer wasn’t black he wouldn’t be president! Pure and simple!

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