Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, officially endorsed President Donald Trump in his 2024 reelection bid on Sunday, announcing his support for the 45th president at the South Texas International Airport in Edinburg.
His endorsement came just moments after Trump served up food and handshakes with nearly 200 service members inside the flight hanger, including members of the Texas Department of Public Safety and National Guardsmen.
The governor told a crowd gathered outside the hanger, “We need a president who’s going to secure the border. We need a president who’s going to restore law and order in the United States of America…we need a president who’s going to restore world peace as opposed to this outbreak of warfare under Joe Biden. We need DONALD J. TRUMP back as our president of the United States of America!”
“I’m here today to officially proclaim my endorsement for Donald J. Trump to become the President of the United States of America AGAIN,” Abbott continued.
Abbott heralded Trump’s five strategies that helped to secure the border during his first term in office: the Remain in Mexico policy, Title 42, the elimination of “Catch and Release” protocols, building a wall at the southern border, and allowing only LEGAL migration.
“…If you go back to four years ago, we had the lowest illegal border crossings in something like thirty years,” Abbott explained.