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DeSantis Drops Out

In a sudden turn of events, presidential election candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has dropped out of the race for the 2024 Presidential Election. 

On Sunday, Jan. 21, DeSantis stated he would be withdrawing as a presidential candidate and suspending his campaign. 

Shortly after announcing the withdrawal, the Florida governor endorsed former President Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate, currently beating out Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the UN and former governor of South Carolina.

DeSantis made it known he thought President Trump had the best chance at beating Haley and ultimately, incumbent President Joe Biden.

The suspension of DeSantis’ campaign comes after President Trump’s massive 30-point lead on the governor of the Sunshine State from the Iowa caucuses.

“DeSantis came in second place in the Iowa GOP caucuses, according to results from The Associated Press, garnering 21.2% of votes, behind former Trump, who won 51.0% of the vote. Haley placed third, at 19.1%,” according to NPR.

The Florida Governor saw the point-lead margin as too wide to envision a successful campaign to win the White House.

“On Sunday, he provided his answer, acknowledging there was no point in soldiering on without a ‘clear path to victory.’

“‘I am today suspending my campaign…Trump is superior to the current incumbent, Joe Biden. That is clear. I signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee, and I will honor that pledge. He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear,’” according to the New York Times.

Many are supporting DeSantis’ insistence about how the Republican Party cannot return to what it once was, especially since Trump embodies the change of the GOP.

Ever since 2016, President Trump reshaped and reinvigorated the GOP to a level that had never been seen before. The populist policies and presence that Mr. Trump allowed to flourish among the American GOP is unprecedented.

However, with DeSantis’ withdrawal, many including President Trump have turned their focus to Republican candidate Nikki Haley.

To many within the GOP, Haley is a supporter of unnecessary globalist policies, wanting to sell out the U.S. for the benefit of the world rather than for the betterment of domestic affairs within the United States.

Ron DeSantis, in his recession speech, cited Haley as an inferior candidate to former President Trump, namely for her corporatist sympathies.

DeSantis also proclaimed Trump as the obvious better choice as opposed to President Biden.

“DeSantis then proceeded to urge voters to support Trump, arguing that he is ‘superior’ to President Biden.

“‘He [Trump] has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form or warmed over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents,’” according to NPR.

Many in the Republican Party and across the nation are waiting to see how former President Trump and Nikki Haley will campaign against each other, especially since each candidate embodies different spectrums in the GOP.

In the meantime, Ron DeSantis has moved his attention to governing Florida, but many are interested to see if a potential White House run in 2028 is in Ron DeSantis’ future.

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