Ron DeSantis Drops Out of 2024 Presidential Race and Endorses Trump
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has decided to withdraw from the 2024 U.S. presidential race.
This unexpected move narrows the Republican field to just two major candidates ahead of the New Hampshire primary.
Endorses Donald Trump
DeSantis announced his withdrawal in a video message and endorsed Donald Trump, the current Republican frontrunner.
He cited the need to move away from the “old Republican guard” and described Trump as a preferable alternative to President Joe Biden or Nikki Haley, the last remaining rival to Trump in the GOP primaries.
Ron DeSantis drops out of the 2024 race, endorses Donald Trump:
BREAKING: Ron DeSantis drops out of the 2024 race, endorses Donald Trump
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) January 21, 2024
DeSantis’ Political Journey
DeSantis, who secured a second term as Florida’s governor in a landslide election just two years ago, was once considered a rising star in the Republican Party.
However, recent polling in New Hampshire showed him with only 6% of the state’s Republican vote.
Donald Trump expressed gratitude for DeSantis’ endorsement and called on all Republicans to support his candidacy. He also criticized Nikki Haley, referring to her as the candidate of the globalists and Democrats.
Impact on Republican Primaries
With DeSantis out of the race, the dynamics of the 2024 Republican primaries have shifted significantly. Trump remains the frontrunner, and Nikki Haley is now his primary rival.
Challenges Faced by DeSantis
DeSantis’ campaign faced internal conflicts, financial difficulties, and a decline in the polls.
Despite his initial promise, he struggled to maintain donor support and was forced to make significant changes to his campaign strategy.
Future Political Plans
Some donors had hoped DeSantis would conserve his political capital for a potential presidential run in 2028, given his relatively young age of 45.
However, his decision to endorse Trump has reshaped the political landscape for the 2024 election.
Implications for the Republican Party
DeSantis’ withdrawal and endorsement of Trump highlight the divisions within the Republican Party and the ongoing influence of former President Trump on its direction.
The 2024 election continues to be a closely watched and highly competitive contest.