Monday, January 22, 2024 by Belle Carter
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has formally endorsed former President Donald Trump to be the Republican presidential nominee.
The senator issued his endorsement on Jan. 16, telling Sean Hannity of Fox News: “I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States. I look forward to supporting him enthusiastically.”
According to Cruz, Trump’s victory at the Iowa caucuses the previous day – with the former president taking 51 percent of the vote – was a dominating victory. “He won 98 of the counties; I believe this race is over,” he told Hannity. (Related: VICTORY: Trump takes Iowa in historic caucus win.)
“The men and women of Iowa … take their responsibility incredibly seriously. They scrutinize the candidates. It’s an amazing process and I’m a big believer in letting democracy play out.”
Trump won most of the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 15, claiming a 30-point lead over second-placer Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The governor secured a small lead over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. According to Cruz, Trump’s landslide victory in Iowa proved that the latter’s candidacy is “compelling.”
The senator for the Lone Star State also stressed that it is time for Republicans to unite and come together. He said: “We’ve [got to] beat [incumbent President] Joe Biden. We’ve [got to] beat this disastrous cultural Marxist agenda in the White House.”
Incidentally, Cruz was celebrating his win in Iowa over Trump during his own bid for the presidency in 2016. He told Hannity that the process of the Iowa caucuses and his experience there played into his decision to endorse the former chief executive.
Trump continues to lead all public polling in Texas, receiving the bulk of endorsements from GOP officials in the state. That includes Gov. Greg Abbott, who endorsed Trump’s comeback campaign for the White House while hosting the former president at the Texas portion of the U.S.-Mexico border in November of last year.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Utah Sen. Mike Lee also gave their endorsements to Trump. Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who withdrew from the presidential race following Trump’s victory in the caucuses, gave his endorsement.
Trump’s support among national Republican primary voters has now risen to its highest level yet, CBS News pointed out. Despite the legal battles he’s been fighting, his standing with primary voters remains and some of his recent controversial statements resonate with many voters – particularly the Make America Great Again (MAGA) crowd.
Some of his rivals have asserted that Trump’s ongoing legal issues could hurt his chances in the general election, but Republican voters still view him as their best chance to beat Biden.
While Republicans look forward to Trump’s second presidential term, other world leaders are expressing concern. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned on Jan. 17 that it would be “a step back” if Trump won the November 2024 election.
“It wasn’t easy the first time and if there is a second time, it won’t be easy either,” the Canadian leader said in French. “But we can’t imagine a day when it will ever be easy with the Americans. A Trump win would be a step back and a victory for a populism that reflects a lot of anguish and fury … without necessarily providing solutions.”
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