GOP senator: Americans more concerned with economy than Trump falsehoods

GOP senator: Americans more concerned with economy than Trump falsehoods
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Republican Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSenate GOP attempts to wave Trump off second Putin summit Election security bill picks up new support in Senate Overnight Defense: Fallout from tense NATO summit | Senators push to block ZTE deal in defense bill | Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to run Afghan war MORE (Mo.) said Sunday that he believes Americans are more concerned with the economy than falsehoods from President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE.

“I think people are much more concerned about the economy and job preparation,” Blunt told CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding that Trump's misstatements did not come up during a visit last week to his home state. 

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"That Trump persona has not changed since the campaign,” Blunt said.

“The way the president communicates, whether he intends to mislead people or just doesn’t have all the facts in his mind at the time,” Blunt added when asked about Trump’s lies potentially undermining American democracy.

“He is very accessible to the press. His team is very accessible to the press.”

The Missouri senator pointed to the GOP tax bill and Trump's foreign policy as accomplishments for the administration and Republican Congress.

The New York Times reported Friday that Trump knew of a payment made by his personal attorney to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels before he said he had no knowledge of the disbursement.

Blunt’s appearance on CNN on Sunday also followed one from counselor to the president Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth Conway‘Family Guy’ to mock Trump and ‘fake news’ in upcoming episode Merriam-Webster provides meanings of 'yes' and 'no' after Trump's Russia comment Trump campaign Virginia chairman asks question in White House briefing MORE, who rejected the notion that the Trump White House has a credibility problem.

— This report was updated at 10:02 a.m.