Photo: Matt Rourke Associated Press Florida Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis speaks to the media in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Friday.
France Media Agency in Washington
January 21, 2024
- United States
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Sunday that he was withdrawing from the race for the Republican nomination, and that he would support Donald Trump in the November presidential election.
“I’m suspending my campaign today,” he said in a video posted on X (formerly Twitter). “It’s clear to me that the majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance. »
Ron DeSantis, with his hardline views on immigration and abortion, came in second in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, far behind Donald Trump, with 21% of the vote to 51% for former president.
“I can’t ask our volunteers to give their time and money if we don’t have a clear path to victory,” he justified in his video.
“I have had disagreements with Donald Trump, like on the coronavirus pandemic,” but “Trump is better than the current incumbent, Joe Biden,” the 45-year-old added.
His announcement comes two days before the primaries in the American state of New Hampshire.
Further details will follow.