US primaries 2024 DeSantis throws in the towel

US primaries 2024, DeSantis throws in the towel

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced his withdrawal from the Republican primary race for the election of the candidate for the US presidency and announced that he would support former US President Donald Trump. DeSantis announced this in a video message posted on social networks.

“I am proud to have kept my promises 100% and I will not stop now. It's clear to me that the majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance… Even if I, for example, B. Had disagreements with Donald Trump “Given the coronavirus pandemic and his elevation of Anthony Fauci, Trump is superior to current incumbent President Joe Biden. “That’s clear,” DeSantis said.

“I signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee and I will keep that pledge. He has my support because we cannot go back to the old guard Republicans of old or the repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' decision to withdraw from the race for the White House could slightly increase former US President Donald Trump's lead in New Hampshire. That's according to a CNN poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire. Trump's support could rise from 50% to 54%while Haley would rise from 39% to 41%.

Trump: “It is a great honor to work with him”

Former US President Donald Trump said he was “very honored” to have the support of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after he announced he was withdrawing from his bid for the Republican Party's White House nomination withdraw from the house. “I look forward to working with him to defeat Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt president in our country's historyTrump told Fox News.

Who is Ron DeSantis?

Ron DeSantis is throwing in the towel and will not enter the race for the Republican nomination for the White House. Re-elected governor of Florida with record vote shares, the 45-year-old Republican, of Italian descent on his mother's and father's sideshad officially launched his campaign for the White House in May 2023, promising to replicate at the national level the fight waged in Florida against liberals, gays and generally anything the right calls “woke.”

A major opponent of the anti-Covid measures and closures adopted during the pandemic, DeSantis appeared throughout last summer as the tycoon's most formidable opponent, which, in fact, immediately made him the target of his attacks. Still in second place, but several dozen points behind Trump, the Republican has recently appeared less and less in the polls as a real alternative to the ex-president, also because he is targeting his own extremist and ideologically oriented voter base.

Before being Elected Governor of Florida in 2018With the enthusiastic support of then-President Trump, DeSantis has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2013 and is one of the founding members of the Freedom Caucus, the far-right faction of the Republican Party. He grew up in Florida, received his law degree from Yale and served as a military lawyer in the Navy. And in recent months, the work he has done with inmates at the Guantanamo detention center has sparked controversy. He is married to former television journalist Jill Casey and has three children.

Haley: “I will fight until the end”

“May the best woman win.” This is what Nikkei Haley said when commenting on the departure of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and vowing to “fight until the last second” in this race against former US President Donald Trump. “The question is what you want: Do you want more or do you want something new?” he emphasizes, according to US press reports. “I want to say to Ron DeSantis that he ran a good campaign. He was a good governor and we wish him well,” reiterates Haley. “That being said, there is now one man and one woman left. There were 14 people in this race. There were a lot of people. All the guys are out except this one,” Haley said in Seabrook, New Hampshire.

As CNN reports, Haley's campaign team doesn't expect DeSantis' withdrawal to mean much to Haley, as they expect DeSantis' supporters will likely be equally divided between Donald Trump and Haley.

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