It is with great pride that the former U.S. Commander in Chief, fondly remembered by many as President Trump, shared his excitement about being backed by Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, in the race for Republican presidential nominee. In an exclusive statement to Fox News Digital, Trump expressed his anticipation of teaming up with DeSantis in a spirited strategy to counteract President Joe Biden’s influence. The noteworthy endorsement from DeSantis came shortly after he decided to retire from his 2024 presidential quest on a quiet Sunday. ‘Trump’s endorsement is indeed a mark of distinction that I highly value,’ expressed the former President, in a mood of resilience and determination.
Trump echoed his commitment to work side by side with DeSantis, channelling their efforts to counter-balance President Joe Biden’s actions, who he bluntly described as ‘the least effective, saddled with unholy corruption in the annals of our great country’s presidency’. The key decision made by the Florida Governor to withdraw from pursuing the presidency came through a public announcement via a video on X, a social platform previously known as Twitter. The announcement was strategically released on a lazy Sunday afternoon setting the sphere of political discourse into a spiral of conversations.
“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, speaking frankly, stated: ‘I am firmly convinced that a sizable number of Republican primary voters are prepared to support Donald Trump for another term. They stood by him during his presidency, witnessing first-hand how he faced fierce and unwavering opposition, and up to now, they still see how Democrats continue to utilize legal tactics as weapons of attack against him.’ His direct and bold words hit the air on that Sunday, leaving no room for ambiguity.
Governor DeSantis went on to acknowledge that although he held differing views with Trump on some issues, including the response to the Covid-19 crisis and his confounding support for Dr. Anthony Fauci, Trump was undeniably more adept in leading the country than the current occupant of the Oval Office, Joe Biden. The fact of the matter, according to DeSantis, shines through undeniably – Trump is better positioned to navigate the challenges facing our nation today.
Despite his noted disagreements, DeSantis confidently affirmed his endorsement of Trump, indicating that a return scenario to the old ‘Republican Guard’, characterised by a soft edging of corporatism – a paradox often tied to Nikki Haley – was by no means desirable or productive for the country. Such an ideology, in the view of DeSantis, represented a rewind button that the Republican party could ill afford to push at this juncture.
Trump fortified his standing as the main contender winning the Iowa caucuses convincingly on January 15, adding another victory to his seasoned political career. Notably, he is enjoying a significant lead in New Hampshire, sitting comfortably ahead of Nikki Haley and displaying a robust momentum as he pulses forward on his campaign trail.
Interestingly, Trump has previously tagged DeSantis with an affectionate nickname ‘Ron DeSanctimonious’, leaving smiles on the faces along the campaign path. However, the former President announced with a light-hearted tone that the playful epithet won’t be making future appearances. ‘No, the moniker has officially been retired and kept in the archive,’ Trump confirmed cheerfully in his conversation with Fox News Digital.