Ron DeSantis withdraws from Republican primary and endorses Trump

Ron DeSantis withdraws from Republican primary and endorses Trump

Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, has announced his withdrawal from the Republican primary for the presidential election and has expressed his support for Donald Trump. In a recently released video, DeSantis acknowledges the former president’s strength and claims that most Republican voters want to give him another chance.

Despite Trump’s insults and disparagement of DeSantis, the Florida governor is backing the Republican candidate and making good on his pledge to support him.

DeSantis’ withdrawal and his endorsement of Trump

In a surprising announcement, Ron DeSantis has decided to withdraw from the Republican primary and endorse Donald Trump. Although his name will still appear on the ballot in New Hampshire, his campaign has come to an end and his political future is now an unknown.

In his retirement announcement video, DeSantis claims to be proud that he has delivered 100% on his promises and assures that he is not going to stop.

However, he acknowledges that most Republican voters want to give Trump another chance, despite the insults and slights he has received from the former president.

“Today I am suspending my campaign. I am proud that I have kept 100% of my promises and I am not going to stop. Now, it is clear to me that the majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance. Trump is superior to the incumbent, Joe Biden. That much is clear. I signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee and I will honor that pledge. He has my endorsement because we cannot go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form of the overheated corporatism that Nikki Haley represents,” DeSantis says.

Despite the nicknames and slights Trump has directed toward DeSantis, the Florida governor recommends voting for the former president. Even Trump has acknowledged DeSantis’ withdrawal and thanked him for his support at a crowded rally in Rochester.

“We just got the news that one of our opponents, a very capable person, is dropping out of the race – Ron DeSantis. And Ron is dropping out and, in doing so, has endorsed us,” Trump said to cheers.

DeSantis’ path and his fall in the primaries

Ron DeSantis began his campaign as a formidable opponent for Trump. Early polls had him in a strong position, especially after his success as Florida governor in the 2022 election. However, DeSantis failed in basic aspects of the political relationship and failed to stand out in the debates between the Republican candidates.

The Florida governor soon collided with the reality of the campaign. He made mistakes in his official announcement of candidacy and failed to withstand Trump’s attacks. In addition, he failed to win the Iowa caucuses, where he had promised to pull out a victory. As the campaign progressed, DeSantis became irrelevant and his prospects for success diminished considerably.

DeSantis’ endorsement of Trump and his withdrawal

DeSantis’ withdrawal comes just two days before the New Hampshire primary, where his prospects were dismal according to polls. Although his name will still appear on the ballot, DeSantis has decided to withdraw and endorse Trump.

Nikki Haley, another Republican candidate, has addressed DeSantis’ withdrawal at an event in Seabrook, wishing him well.

With the withdrawal of DeSantis, the Republican primaries are now between Donald Trump and Nikki Haley, although with a clear advantage for the former president. The Florida governor has come in second in the Iowa caucuses, which is a remarkable achievement.

What does the future hold for DeSantis?

Although DeSantis is withdrawing from the Republican primary, his political future is still an unknown. Some speculate that he may try again in the 2028 election. What is clear, however, is that DeSantis has made good on his commitment to support the Republican nominee, despite the insults and slights he has received from Trump.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: what counts is the courage to continue,” DeSantis quotes in his tweet announcing his withdrawal, misattributing the words to Winston Churchill.

Conclusion

Ron DeSantis has withdrawn from the Republican primary and endorsed Donald Trump. Despite the insults and slights, DeSantis has made good on his commitment to support the Republican nominee.

His withdrawal leaves the Republican primary in the hands of Trump and Nikki Haley, with a clear advantage for the former president. DeSantis’ political future is uncertain, but he has shown courage and determination in facing the challenges of the campaign.