Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu on Tuesday blasted President Obama for “demonizing” success in a recent speech.
“Can you imagine anybody trying to demonize the successful result of the American Dream? Or when he says ‘rich,’ he says it with a snarl,” he said on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.” “And so you’ve got young people out there thinking that if they succeed and they get rich, they’ve done something evil.”
The former White House chief of staff under President George H.W. Bush, Sununu ramped up the rhetoric against Obama, a former U.S. senator from Illinois.
“Can you imagine coming out of Chicago politics, where ‘politician’ and ‘felon’ are synonymous? You’ve got two governors in prison today,” he said, alluding to Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan.