Trump scores endorsement from major force

2T5EA7H Kissimmee, Florida, USA. 04th Nov, 2023. President Donald Trump speaks at the Florida Freedom Summit at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News

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As President Trump comes closer to clinching the official Republican Party’s presidential nomination, he scored yet another endorsement in his race to take back the White House—this time from the Florida GOP.

The Sunshine State Republicans endorsed the president on Saturday, calling on all Floridians to “come together” to defeat Joe Biden in November.

“Today, the Florida GOP proudly endorsed Trump for President,” the state’s party wrote in a post to X. “It is time Republicans come together to DEFEAT Biden and save the future of our nation.”

State Rep. Dean Black, chair of the Duval County GOP, motioned for the party to endorse the president instead of former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, who called the primary challenge against President Trump “pointless.”

“We recognized what the American people are saying across the country, and that is that this primary is now pointless,” Black said, according to a report from Politico.

He continued, “It is clear that the people want Donald Trump as their nominee for President of the United States.”

The endorsement marks the president’s biggest show of support from the Florida Republican Party, a move that is even more significant following the Sunshine State Gov. Ron DeSantis’s departure from the race in late January.

Before DeSantis ended his bid, Trump received support from members of Florida’s congressional delegation, such as the state’s two GOP Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, Rep Matt Gaetz, and many others.

Trump is also on track to win the state in a landslide in the upcoming primary on March 19, according to recent polling.

FiveThirtyEight’s latest forecast shows the president with 84.2 percent support as of Sunday, while Nikki Haley averaged 14.1 percent among Florida Republicans.

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