Republican Senator Mike Rounds suggested on CNN that President Trump made hush money payments to Stormy Daniels while in office because he “loves his family” and did not want his transgressions to become public.
After being questioned about the hush money payments to the adult-film star as president by his former lawyer Michael Cohen. Rounds defended the president’s actions.
“I honestly think this president loves his family and I think it has as much to do with trying not to have public discussions about something that for him is a private matter. I don’t think he wanted his family to go through this,” Rounds said on CNN’s “New Day.”
CNN’s John Berman noted that the Southern District of New York says those payments were to influence the presidential election.
“You know, right now we talk about what are considered campaign expenses, legitimate campaign expenses, I’m not going to try to litigate that today,” Rounds responded.
Watch the clip via CNN above.