Gov. Doug Burgum, a potential Trump running mate, says “the election will not be about this process”

Washington — Government of North Dakota Doug Burgumwho is considered one of the contenders to become Donald Trump's running mate, said on Sunday that the November election will not be decided by the guilty conviction of the former president in the 'hush money' trial in New York.

“While this is interesting and compelling to many people right now, the election will not be about this process,” Burgum said on Face the Nation on Sunday.

a The Manhattan jury found Trump guilty last week of falsifying business records to conceal a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels to buy her silence before the 2016 presidential election. But Republicans have mocked the verdict, sticking with their presumptive nominee for president and claimed that the jury was biased even though the jury consisted of seven men and five women who were all approved by both the defense and the prosecution.

Burgum echoed the skepticism in the verdict, while claiming that the Americans did not pay close attention to the process. He argued that working Americans don't have time to keep up with the details of the process, and he suggested it won't have a major impact on the electorate in November.

“As this moment passes, when elections happen this fall, people will make a decision about: Are they better off today than they were four years ago?” Burgum said, noting that Americans already had the opportunity to live their lives under the Trump administration. “Americans will come back to the issues that affect them because this outcome of the trial does not affect them, but inflation affects them.”

According to a CBS News poll After the verdict, just over a third of Americans said they had followed news of the Trump trial and conviction “very closely.” The survey also found that just over half of Americans believe the jury reached the correct verdict and that the trial was fair, which is virtually unchanged from the share of the country that thought before the verdict Trump was guilty. And Republicans overwhelmingly said they believe Trump was treated unfairly, a sentiment he and his surrogates have been expressing for months.

Burgum was among a group of Republican officials who appeared at the Manhattan courthouse in the days leading up to the verdict to support the former president. Although the governor of North Dakota had launched a lengthy bid for the White House, he was… leaned out of the race in December and beyond endorsed Trump. He has since become a strong supporter of the former president and is seen as one of the contenders for Trump's running mate.

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North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum on “Face the Nation,” June 2, 2024.

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When asked report from The Washington Post that Trump met with oil executives and told them that if they raised $1 billion to help him return to the White House, he would reduce regulations and start auctioning drilling contracts, Burgum supported the former president .

“I was at that meeting. That didn't happen,” Burgum said. “He didn't ask for a billion dollars in donations and there was no quid pro quo.”

The Washington Post also reported that Trump suggested to those oil executives that he would loosen controls on the industry, mergers and acquisitions if he won, which Burgum also denied. But when asked what happened at the meeting, Burgum said Trump “walked around the room for two hours asking each of the people to tell me: What are your challenges?” What are you confronted with? he was there all night learning about the challenges we face.”

But Burgum insisted that Trump is not “targeting the oil industry” to fund his re-election bid, although he added that current environmental restrictions are “hurting this country.”

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