Governor Doug Burgam Claims Americans Will Vote on Issues Like Inflation and Not Trump Verdict

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Doug Burgum, the governor of North Dakota, claimed over the weekend that the American populace will not vote for the president based on the outcome of the trial of former President Donald Trump in Manhattan, as they are primarily concerned with domestic matters.

During a Sunday interview with CBS News anchor Margaret Brennan on “Face The Nation,” Burgum was discussing the highly controversial case and verdict from the trial when he made the remarks.

Burgum refuted Brennan’s assertion that polling is indicative of the American public’s opinions regarding the trial by emphasizing that polling is merely a reflection of attitudes at a particular “point in time.”

“And I had a chance to briefly look at some of your poll numbers this morning. And I also saw there that almost two-thirds of the respondents said they weren’t paying close attention.” Burgum said.

“And I understand that they’re not paying close attention to the trial, because most Americans out there, you know, they’ve got – working Americans don’t have time to watch, you know, TV all day, read every report, because they’re facing all the things, you know, putting food on the table, gas in the car all the challenges that they’re facing. And I think that, as this moment in time passes, when we have the election coming this fall, people are going to make a decision about, were they better – are they better off today than they were four years ago?” he continued.

“Americans are going to come back to the issues that affect them, because this trial outcome doesn’t affect them. Inflation affects them.” he added.

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