DeSantis Steps Back, Grants Trump His Endorsement

DeSantis Steps Back, Grants Trump His Endorsement

( – Floridian Governor Ron DeSantis pulled out of the GOP Presidential race and endorsed Donald Trump, saying he could see no path to the White House and that Republicans want to give Trump another chance. DeSantis said it is clear that Trump is superior to Joe Biden, adding, “I signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee, and I will honor that pledge.”

Trump replied, calling DeSantis “gracious” and saying he looks forward to working with him in a future Trump administration. “I just want to thank Ron and congratulate him on doing a very good job,” the former President added.

The Floridian’s departure leaves only Nikki Haley opposing Donald Trump. In a new fundraising ad, Haley said that the race had whittled down from 14 and now, “It’s officially a two-person race between me and Donald Trump!” She and Trump went up against each other in the New Hampshire GOP primary, which Trump ultimately won.

Haley has kept her criticisms of Trump reasonably light during her campaign but has said he should have turned up to the GOP debates to defend his record. She also pointed out his advanced age and stated he was the right President for 2016 but not for 2024. Furthermore, Haley said Trump should be held accountable for January 6.

Recently, when Trump repeatedly referred to Nancy Pelosi as Nikki Haley at a campaign rally, Haley responded by saying Trump is not as sharp as he used to be. The former President argued back and told Fox News he is sharper than she is, and challenged her to take an aptitude test. “She’s not gonna win, she’s not gonna come even close to winning,” Trump said.

Polling shows that former President Trump is leading Haley by a significant margin since DeSantis dropped out. In a recent Suffolk University/NBC Boston/Boston Globe survey, Trump is ahead by 60% to Haley’s 38%. Trump and President Joe Biden both won their respective primaries in New Hampshire this week.

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