Former Rival Backs Trump After Iowa Caucus Victory

Former Rival Backs Trump After Iowa Caucus Victory

( – Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was once one of Donald Trump’s biggest rivals. The two men ran against one another in the 2016 presidential primary, but the senator stood no match against the real estate mogul. Now, Cruz has endorsed the former president in the new race.

On January 16, Cruz appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” and spoke to host Sean Hannity. He told the conservative host that he was “proud” to endorse Trump for the presidency. He said he is looking “forward to supporting him enthusiastically.”

In 2016, Cruz beat Trump in the Iowa Caucuses. This time around, the former president set a record for the largest margin of victory in caucus history. He called Trump’s win a “dominating victory” and said the results proved he’s the only viable Republican nominee for president now. Cruz congratulated the former POTUS and said, “At this point, I believe the race is over.”

Trump won the Iowa caucuses with a 31-point margin of victory. He’s going into New Hampshire stronger than ever and in the lead there too. There are only two other candidates in the race now, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. DeSantis is so far behind in New Hampshire that he’s skipping campaigning there and going right to South Carolina — where Trump is also leading.

Cruz isn’t the only one to endorse Trump. The party is closing ranks around him. Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the race and endorsed him. Senator Marco Rubio and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum also threw their support behind the former president. Trump reportedly has 23 endorsements from Republican senators. Neither Haley nor DeSantis have received any endorsements from the Senate.

Political experts predict DeSantis and Haley could drop out of the race after New Hampshire, but neither one of them has indicated they have any intention of doing that.

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