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 BluntThe Hill's Morning Report - Will Schumer back down on his deadline? GOP fumes over Schumer hardball strategy Cybersecurity bills gain new urgency after rash of attacks MORE (Mo.) said Sunday that he believes Americans are more concerned with the economy than falsehoods from President TrumpDonald TrumpRonny Jackson, former White House doctor, predicts Biden will resign McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel 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 ConwayAides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book 7 conservative women who could replace Meghan McCain on 'The View' Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' MORE, who rejected the notion that the Trump White House has a credibility problem.

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