Ron DeSantis just said the words Donald Trump was waiting to hear
The GOP Presidential Primary reached an inflection point.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was once seen as the top rival to Donald Trump.
But now Ron DeSantis just said the words Donald Trump was waiting to hear.
After losing Iowa by 30 points to former President Donald Trump and polling in the single digits in New Hampshire and South Carolina, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the end of his campaign in a video posted to social media.
DeSantis told supporters he saw no path forward and didn’t believe it was fair to ask for volunteers and donors to pour resources into what amounted to a hopeless cause.
“If there was anything I could do to produce a favorable outcome — more campaign stops, more interviews — I would do it,” DeSantis stated. “But I can’t ask our supporters to volunteer their time and donate their resources if we don’t have a clear path to victory. Accordingly, I am today suspending my campaign.”
He also explained that a majority of Republicans support Trump after watching the Deep State and Democrat prosecutors stage coups to end his Presidency and lawfare to ruin his re-election campaign.
The Florida Governor then endorsed Trump saying it was time to finally turn the page on the failed GOP establishment that former South Carolina Nikki Haley represented and remove President Joe Biden from the White House.
“It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance,” DeSantis declared. “They watched his Presidency get stymied by relentless resistance and they see Democrats using lawfare to this day to attack him. While I have had disagreements with Donald Trump, such as on the coronavirus pandemic and his elevation of Anthony Fauci, Trump is superior to the current incumbent, Joe Biden. That is clear. I signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee and I will honor that pledge. He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear — a repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism — that Nikki Haley represents. The days of putting Americans last, of kowtowing to large corporations, of caving to woke ideology, are over.”
Trump said he was honored to have DeSantis’ support and announced he was retiring he “DeSanctimonious” nickname.
“Will I be using the name Ron DeSanctimonious?” Trump told reporters. “I said that name is officially retired.”
The GOP primary is over.
Donald Trump will be the nominee.
The question now is if the GOP establishment and Nikki Haley’s donors and voters will unify behind Trump as well.