Gov. Chris Sununu said President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland are "morons" if they did not anticipate the perception that the search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home as political, one of several topics addressed during his segment.

FBI agents searched Trump's mansion in Mar-a-Lago August 8 as part of an investigation into classified documents that may be stored there. 11 sets of documents, some top secret and labeled "sensitive compartmented information" were taken by the agents.

"When you're going to go into a former president's house, clearly Biden and Garland clearly had no strategy, no anticipation about saying 'we’re going to take unprecedented action so we better have an unprecedented plan for disclosure,'" Sununu said on Sunday's show.  "And that is where they have absolutely blown it, and that’s where they’ve lost the trust of the American people because it just looks political."

The delay in explaining the reasons for the search have served to further fuel conspiracy theories divide people about Trump.

"If they didn't anticipate this type of response from the American people, they're morons. They're absolute fools. You cannot walk into a former president's home, raid his home like that, and then say 'we'll get back to you later,'" Sununu said.

Sununu Says Maggie Hassan Will Lose in November

Sununu was also asked about the CDC's announcement about an organizational reset following criticism of its COVID-19 response.

"Did we really need a taxpayer-funded external review to determine the CDC is all over the place? For the last two years they say one thing they do another, they tell us one thing they do another. They've been constantly backtracking. I guess the only good takeaway here is that they're acknowledging it, they're really realizing we're out of this pandemic, we're moving forward."

The governor said that there will likely be COVID-19 surges in the future, but local governments have the tools to handle it.

Sununu was confident that Sen. Maggie Hassan will be defeated in November but said the key is running the best Republican candidate.

Republican front runner Don Bolduc was denounced by Sununu as a "conspiracy-theory extremist" who he will not endorse during an appearance on WGIR Friday, according to NH Journal coverage of the interview.

"You have to have good candidates, quality candidates at the end of the day, whether you're running for the planning board, the governor, U.S. Senate or president," Sununu said. "Winning a primary is nothing. You can't govern if you can't win in November."

The  governor downplayed his own possible presidential aspirations and said he is first focused on the mid-term election in November.

"If you don't close this deal in 2022 as Republicans across this country, '24 won't matter," Sununu said.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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