President Donald Trump continues to amass endorsements for his 2024 campaign despite his indictment.
The most recent support for Trump’s race to the White House came from Congressman Byron Donalds, R-Fla., in a press release on Thursday.
The America First representative described Trump as the only present “leader” that is capable of reversing the Biden catastrophe. According to Donalds, Trump can “seize this moment and deliver what we need to get us back on track, provide strength and resolve.”
Enthusiastically, Rep. Donalds said, “That is why I am honored to endorse Donald J. Trump for president in 2024.” He then called on “fellow Americans” to join him in the effort to get Trump elected. Donalds joins Republicans Matt Gaetz and Anna Paulina Luna as the third congressional member from Florida to back Trump.
Notably, Senator Cyndi Hyde Smith, R-Miss., has cast her support behind Trump after his indictment. In her letter of endorsement, Smith referred to the prosecution of President Trump as a “political stunt.”
Additionally, she stated that Trump’s policies made “America better.” Sen. Smith highlighted that Trump has been “attentive” to the needs of her state and that is why “Mississippians can count on him” to be there for them.
Days before Trump’s arraignment, Congressman Jim Banks, R-Ind., announced his endorsement. He described Trump’s indictment as “political persecution.” According to the congressman, Democrats are “afraid of Trump becoming president again.” Speaking to Trump’s tenacious spirit, “the man does not back down,” and that is what “makes him different,” added Banks.
To date, President Trump faces primary challenges from former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and Vivek Ramaswamy, but Trump remains safely in first place. As battle lines are drawn, many within the GOP continue to recognize Trump as the leader of the Republican Party.