Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) reportedly announced his support for former President Trump’s White House run in 2024 on Thursday, taking a position in a contest that would almost certainly match the ex-president against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), the congressman’s home-state governor.
“There is only one leader at this time in our nation’s history who can seize the moment and deliver what we need – to get us back on track, provide strength and resolve, and Make America Great Again. That is why I’m honored to endorse President Donald J. Trump for President in 2024, and I ask my fellow Americans to join me,” Donalds said.
I am honored to endorse President Donald J. Trump for President in 2024, and I ask my fellow Americans to join me today.
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) April 6, 2023
Donalds stated in a statement released by the pro-Trump Make America Great Again PAC that Trump is the only leader who can bring the United States back on track.
Trump has received support from a number of congressional friends, including House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
Donalds’ endorsement is notable, though, because he is from Florida, which is poised to be a major state in the GOP presidential primary in 2024.
DeSantis, the Sunshine State’s governor since 2019, is generally anticipated to run for President in 2024, while Trump also now resides in Florida.
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