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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 BluntFive takeaways from dramatic Capitol security hearing Biden convenes bipartisan meeting on cancer research Pentagon prevented immediate response to mob, says Guard chief MORE (Mo.) said Sunday that he believes Americans are more concerned with the economy than falsehoods from President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee 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 ConwayGeorge Conway calls for thorough Lincoln Project probe: 'The lying has to stop' Claudia Conway advances on 'American Idol,' parents Kellyanne, George appear The swift death of the media darlings known as the Lincoln Project MORE, who rejected the notion that the Trump White House has a credibility problem.

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