Donald Trump expressed deep gratitude for Ron DeSantis’ endorsement after the Florida governor suspended his presidential campaign just days before the New Hampshire primary. In a statement shared with Fox News Digital, Trump said, “Very honored to have his endorsement. I look forward to working together with him to beat Joe Biden, who is the worst and most corrupt president in the history of our country.”
DeSantis, in an announcement video, stated that he saw no path to victory after finishing second in the Iowa caucus. Despite recent criticism of Republicans who “kiss the ring” of the former president, DeSantis endorsed Trump, noting, “It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance.”
Trump’s campaign, in response, released a statement expressing being “very honored” by the endorsement. The statement also included sharp criticism of Nikki Haley, labeling her as “the candidate of the globalists.” It urged voters to “choose wisely.”
On the same day, Trump officially retired the nickname “DeSanctimonious,” previously used to mock DeSantis. The article encapsulates Trump’s appreciation for the endorsement, DeSantis’ decision to endorse after a campaign suspension, and the ongoing dynamics within the Republican party.