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GOP candidate Doug Burgum reluctant to talk Trump indictments: ‘It’s not the critic that counts’

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who’s running for the Republican presidential nomination, on Sunday dodged repeatedly when asked for his position on former President Donald Trump’s four indictments during an interview on “Meet the Press.”


Asked by NBC News’ Chuck Todd to state whether he thinks Trump tried to overturn the election results in 2020, Burgum said: “I do trust the voters … they want presidential elections to be about the future, a vision for the future.”


“We have to offer that. If I’m just one more pundit, you know, criticizing everything that’s gone on in 2020, no one’s gonna see that there’s leadership there,” he said.


Todd then pressed Burgum to weigh in on the charges against his 2024 rival: “It’s been interesting to me in a couple of interviews plus the one we’ve just had now, you’ve been quite comfortable bringing up Hunter Biden on Joe Biden. But it’s remarkable to me how uncomfortable you — and you’re not alone here — you are bringing up the legal problems and the charges against Donald Trump. And I get it — it’s fear of alienating a majority of where the party is.”