The next is a transcript of an interview with North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum that aired on “Face the Nation” on June 11, 2023.
JOHN DICKERSON: Three extra Republicans jumped into the presidential main race final week in North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum was one in all them. He’s campaigning in New Hampshire and joins us from Manchester. Good morning, Governor. Thanks for being with us. You are making an attempt to interrupt via all candidates working with, in opposition to Donald Trump or–this indictment, no matter chances are you’ll take into consideration the, in regards to the particulars of it creates a possibility to speak in regards to the obligations, obligations and character of the job. So is it a possibility for you and what are you going to do with it?
GOV. DOUG BURGUM: Effectively, John, you’ve got, you’ve got written and written eloquently in regards to the presidency being the toughest job on the planet. And I believe a part of, a part of your thesis was priorities. And that is one thing that we have been speaking about. We’re on day 4 on the marketing campaign path, and talked about that and type of, we made positive that individuals perceive, you realize, who we’re, why we’re working and what we’ll do. And, you realize, who we’re.
I am a small city child from, in North Dakota. I’ve had jobs rising up the place you bathe on the finish of the day, not originally of the day, went from these small city roots. My dad died after I was a freshman in highschool. I bought a little bit little bit of farmland. Mortgaged that. That turned the seed capital for a startup software program firm, which grew right into a billion greenback firm, with small city children from throughout North Dakota working for that firm. And we had 130,000 prospects and 120 corporations. It is like one in all these only-in-America kind tales. And, motive why we’re working as we all know that now, having been governor for the final six and a half years, I do know whenever you’re within the high spot and government position, the way you decide your priorities, what you concentrate on, you could have a possibility to enhance the life of each citizen. And that is what we’re planning on doing is enhancing the life of each American and bringing out one of the best of America and the way we will try this? We will concentrate on three issues: the economic system, it is touching all people proper now, vitality coverage, that touches all people proper now and utterly associated to nationwide safety. These three issues are interrelated. And proper now, we really feel it isn’t only a course correction, however the Biden administration is 180 levels within the improper route, on the economic system, on vitality coverage and on nationwide safety. And that is what we’re gonna concentrate on and discuss in our marketing campaign.
JOHN DICKERSON: And that is, whenever you get up daily as a chief government who’s been handed the accountability by the individuals of North Dakota, you could have a sure obligation, the workplace, you’re feeling you’ve got talked about it. Would you do something like what’s alleged on this indictment about former President Trump?
DOUG BURGUM: Effectively, I’ve solely made one marketing campaign promise to this point. And that is if, if elected, I’ll get right down to the, to the southern border within the first two weeks, not take two years, like Biden did. And I may also inform you that when President and after we depart the workplace that we’ll comply with each rule associated to dealing with categorized paperwork.
JOHN DICKERSON: Governor, Sununu was simply on and he stated he had a great breakfast with you, however he stated, ‘it is a competitors. There’s just one high spot You are, you are within the enterprise world, you possibly can’t simply get a little bit little bit of market share. You must get the whole it’s important to get probably the most and largest share. And his argument is that candidates like it’s important to make a transparent distinction with the entrance runner. And it is a fairly massive alternative, notably for any individual speaking in regards to the values they have been imbued with by dwelling in a small city to make an ethical declare in regards to the workplace and the attributes required for it, however you are not.
GOV. BURGUM: Effectively, I believe clearly, the best way we have carried out ourselves after I was a CEO, after I’ve been governor, when you could have the accountability, the highest spot, it is necessary to just remember to’re, that you just’re not solely doing an excellent job for the individuals you are serving, however whenever you’re, you are the workplace holder for a time frame, and there is, you realize, a dignity and a self-discipline that goes with being a governor and goes with being the president. And positively we’d, we’d attempt to uphold that going ahead, as a result of it is a, it is such a key establishment going ahead. However yeah, completely. That is what we might be specializing in,ensuring we’re doing that. And like I stated, You’ve got written in regards to the significance of that.
JOHN DICKERSON: Let me ask you a couple of second from, nicely, you, you had an interview with the Fargo, Fargo Discussion board by which you stated that there is a silent majority that is been uncared for. Quoting you, “all of the engagement proper now could be occurring on the sting.” What did you imply?
GOV. BURGUM: Effectively, I believe it isn’t simply silent, I, Governor Spencer Cox of Utah does not name it the silent majority. It is the exhausted majority. However, you realize, the vast majority of People and the individuals which can be touched on a regular basis by these problems with inflation of, of presidency pink tape, of excessive gasoline costs, of an open border, it is affecting each American. They are not on social media. They are not watching the cable information applications. That is the vast majority of People. And so I believe, once more, within the tech world, we all the time stated, ‘hey, whenever you’re constructing a worldwide world class firm from nothing, you have to separate what’s sign and what’s noise, and there is quite a lot of noise and quite a lot of that noise is within the echo chambers on the sides,’ and that, that exhausted majority within the center, they’re craving for management that is going to return and discuss to them and take heed to them in regards to the points which can be affecting them of their on a regular basis lives and simply within the few quick days we have been on the path, we all know that. Within the two days in Iowa, yesterday right here in New Hampshire, there are folks that need to discuss in regards to the points going through this nation and the way it impacts them and their lives daily.
JOHN DICKERSON: Through the COVID pandemic, within the hardest a part of it, you talked about masks and also you stated that, that everyone wanted to be empathetic in the direction of those that would possibly put on it. You stated, ‘dial up your empathy and your understanding.’ Are there different points on the planet you see at present in home politics the place you’ll apply that very same steerage for individuals?
GOV. BURGUM: Effectively, after we discuss one of the best of America, rising up in a small city, one of the best of America is when neighbors assist neighbors, when, when, when a farmer in North Dakota falls sick, the neighbors rally round – whether or not it is to get the crop planted or the crop harvested, you realize, each spring in western North Dakota within the Badlands, when it is time for spring branding and spherical up, the neighbors present up. They could not get the work achieved in the event that they weren’t neighbors serving to neighbors. And we have to get again to that. And I believe a part of what, you realize, our actual enemies, you realize, after we discuss China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, they adore it after we’re preventing with one another. They adore it after we’re simply, you realize, throwing insults backwards and forwards at one another. However we’ve got to method and one of many bywords we’ve got in our administration is curiosity, curiosity to know the place the opposite individual is coming from. And with that, it additionally, I do know, America has constructed its economic system round innovation. And we’ve got the Biden administration utterly targeted on regulating, you realize, regulating our industries out of enterprise, versus specializing in innovation and the best way you get to innovation is you get there via curiosity and understanding that everyone can contribute to the dialog.
JOHN DICKERSON: All proper, Governor Doug Burgum, thanks a lot for being with us. We recognize it. Good luck out on the marketing campaign path, and we’ll be again in a second with our panel.