After Calling Trump 'Dumb,' 'Loser' and 'Phony,' Sununu Now Backs GOP Nominee

Sep 27, 2016

Back in January, former New Hampshire governor John H. Sununu warned voters against “drinking the Trump Kool-Aid.”

On Tuesday, Sununu poured himself a glass and took a big sip.

After months of attacking Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump as “dumb,” “a loser” and “a political chameleon,” Sununu endorsed Trump Tuesday. In a release from the Trump campaign, Sununu called the GOP nominee “the only candidate in this race who can bring bold change to Washington.”

If was quite a shift for Sununu, who spent much of the past year belittling Trump’s business record, insulting his intelligence and dismissing his character.

Here's a sample of insults Sununu has thrown Trump's way this year:

For much of the GOP primary campaign, Trump was happy to return in kind. In July of last year, Trump tweeted that Sununu “couldn’t get elected dog-catcher in NH.”

And at a January rally in Windham, Trump told a crowd that Sununu “was fired like a dog, he was fired viciously. He is such a dumb guy, he doesn’t even know he was fired” – a reference to Sununu’s resignation as chief of staff for President George H.W. Bush in 1991.

Trump also described Sununu as “not a guy I have a lot of respect for. I've watched him make a fool out of himself for so long.”

Sununu did not endorse a candidate in the state's presidential primary this year. His son, Chris, is the Republican nominee for New Hampshire governor this year.