New Hampshire Officials Angry About Trump Dissing their State to Mexico's President

The recently released transcripts of President Trump’s telephone calls with the presidents of Mexico and Australia have been yielding some nuggets of information. Apparently Trump gave Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto an interesting explanation for why he “won New Hampshire” Presumably he meant that he won the New Hampshire Republican Primary.


Trump’s win in the New Hampshire Republican presidential nominating primary in February 2016 marked his first-ever electoral victory and set him on a path to the White House, although former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton carried the state in November.

“I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den,” Trump told Pena Nieto, according to the newspaper.

“A drug-infested den?”

Hey, New Hampshire, at least he didn’t call you a bunch of rapists.

New Hampshire officials are naturally displeased with the President.

New Hampshire’s Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday shot back at President Trump for his “mischaracterization” of the state after a report that Trump called it a “drug-infested den.”

“The president is wrong. It’s disappointing his mischaracterization of this epidemic ignores the great things this state has to offer,” Sununu said in a statement.

“Our administration inherited one of the worst health crises this state has ever experienced, but we are facing this challenged head on,” he said.

The governor said New Hampshire has doubled its resources to support prevention, treatment and recovery efforts for opioid addiction. He added that the state has “dedicated millions to law enforcement efforts to keep drugs” out and is “rebuilding” its prevention programs for kids.

“We are already seeing positive signs of our efforts as overdoses and deaths are declining in key parts of the state,” he said.


Officials on the other side of the aisle were a little more blunt.


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