Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) publicly endorsed former President Donald Trump on Thursday, emphasizing the need for the Republican Party to come together in support of him.
The endorsement was widely seen as a high-profile jab at his state’s governor, Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who is also running for president in 2024 and is regarded as Trump’s main rival.
Scott announced his support for Donald Trump in an opinion piece for Newsweek titled “It’s Time To Unite Behind Donald Trump,” noting that “Republican voters are making their voices heard loud and clear. They want to return to the leadership of Donald Trump.”
Scott stated unequivocally that he thinks any Republican running for president in 2024 would be a better fit than Joe Biden.
However, Trump made this choice due to his commanding margin among Republican voters.
In state and national polls, Trump consistently leads all other contenders by double digits.
Trump has the majority of Republican support, according to numerous polls. DeSantis has faltered in a number of ways since entering the race, despite once being seen as the strongest candidate to unseat Trump.
Even though former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has demonstrated a promising upward tendency, the governor of Florida continues to hold his second-place ranking nationally.
Haley has maintained her advantage against DeSantis in South Carolina, outperformed him in New Hampshire, and tied him in the most recent Iowa caucus poll.
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