Breaking: De Santis Drops Out of Race – Endorses Trump – IOTW Report

Breaking: De Santis Drops Out of Race – Endorses Trump


The Florida governor, who once appeared to be Donald Trump’s most daunting challenger, ran a costly, turbulent campaign that failed to catch on with Republican voters.

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida suspended his campaign for president on Sunday, just two days before the New Hampshire primary election, and endorsed former President Donald J. Trump.

It marked a spectacular implosion for a candidate once seen as having the best chance to dethrone Mr. Trump as the Republican Party’s nominee in 2024.

But Mr. DeSantis’s devastating 30-percentage-point loss to Mr. Trump in the Iowa caucuses last Monday had left him facing a daunting question: Why keep going? On Sunday, he provided his answer, acknowledging there was no point in soldiering on.

“I am today suspending my campaign,” Mr. DeSantis said in a video posted after The New York Times reported he was expected to leave the race. He added: “Trump is superior to the current incumbent, Joe Biden. That is clear. I signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee, and I will honor that pledge. He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear.”

Mr. DeSantis flew home to Tallahassee late Saturday after campaigning in South Carolina. He had been expected to appear at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon, but one person familiar with the matter said that was no longer the case.

After announcing his run for president in May, Mr. DeSantis’s campaign proved a costly flop, spending tens of millions of dollars in concert with well-funded outside groups to little apparent effect.

Constant mockery from Mr. Trump — about everything from Mr. DeSantis’s facial expressions to his choice of footwear — degraded his image as a confident conservative warrior. Over the course of the campaign, Mr. DeSantis’s national poll numbers fell by roughly half, a seeming indictment of both his skills as a candidate and his strategy of trying to run to Mr. Trump’s right. A vaunted ground game paid for by his super PAC, Never Back Down, hardly seemed to make a dent in the race.

At points, it felt as if Mr. DeSantis was careening from one embarrassment to the next, as his campaign dealt with setbacks like mass layoffs and the fallout from producing a social media video that featured a Nazi symbol.


72 Comments on Breaking: De Santis Drops Out of Race – Endorses Trump

  1. I suspect the usual suspects were trying all night long to convince him to join up with Nimrata. He fell for their bullshit the first time and shit mixed what would have been his in 2028. At least he learned something from that experience

  2. His campaign event calendar Pom his website was wiped clean yesterday afternoon after he cancelled interviews on CNN and some other network. What else could it have been?

  3. Good news! And he is smart enough to have immediately endorsed Trump. DeSantis could still be a strong candidate in 2028 if he unselfishly supports Trump through the election season.

  4. He was always the insurance candidate against a Nikki candidate.
    RDS was plan B if Trump dropped out, was imprisoned, had bad health, was assassinated, etc.

    He will deliver Florida for the orange man but I hope he keeps the asshole at arm’s length.
    Let Trump sidle next to crazy cunts like Laura Loomer.
    Trump is going to spend the next 5 months campaigning against a senile fart who will likely drop out.

  5. @ LocoBlancoSaltine SUNDAY, 21 JANUARY 2024, 15:25 AT 3:25 PM

    Not from me. I thought he would be a great candidate in 2028. He started running with the wrong crowd and started believing their bullshit. Had he taken Jesse Jackson’s advice and stayed out da Bushes, he would have not been in the position he is in today. His best bet is to go back to Florida and take up where he left off. The Ryan McRomBush bullshit doesn’t play in Peoria any longer.

  6. Hey Weasel Words, why you lying?
    Do you expect people can’t read?

    “I am proud to have delivered on 100% of my promises and I will not stop now. It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance. They watched his presidency get stymied by relentless resistance and they see Democrats using lawfare to this day to attack him.

    While I have had disagreements with Donald Trump, such as on the coronavirus pandemic and his elevation of Anthony Fauci, Trump is superior to the current incumbent, Joe Biden. That is clear.

    I signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee and I will honor that pledge. He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear — a repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism — that Nikki Haley represents. The days of putting Americans last, of kowtowing to large corporations, of caving to woke ideology, are over.”

  7. Just what is his “position” JD.
    He will be a governor of a very important state until January of 2027.
    Trump may never again have power.
    biden* erased the Trump years with the flick of a pen in January 2021.

    8 years of DeSantis in Florida will be long lasting.

  8. @ joe6pak SUNDAY, 21 JANUARY 2024, 15:27 AT 3:27 PM

    Not from me unless he distances himself from the Republican establishment. It hinges on that. Any more playing footsie with any Goddamn Bush whatsoever and I won’t even consider him.

  9. GLOAT GLOAT GLOAT GLOAT!!!! LET IT OUT AND GLOAT GLOAT GLOAT SOMEMORE! GOAT GLOATING GOAT GLOATING GOAT!…..No worries Loco. You prove yourself a dumbass on a regular basis….Wasn’t Desantis a JAG officer in the military?….Maybe he can defend Alec Baldwin in his IM trial?…..

    SMDH…<<< totally plagiarized from Loco's vocabulary and it sounds just as stupid…

  10. That gives him about 2 years to get Florida back on track before deciding what office he’ll want to run for next. It won’t be senate in 2026, maybe back to the House.

  11. Hey willys, I just checked a few actors contracts online.
    I could not find the “must do other person’s job” clause.
    I could not find the “must be an expert in munitions, firearms, period arms, props, live rounds, blanks, squibs, etc” clause.
    Must take time from “acting” and inspect the armorer’s work, clause.
    Weird huh?
    Must be in addendum somewhere?
    Maybe along with checking, lighting, electrical, guy wires, boom mic, make-up, catering, etc.

    Thing is, ANYTHING that goes wrong on a movie/TV set will definitely be the actor’s fault.
    Hell, I bet actor malpractice insurance must cost a fortune!

  12. “De Santis was never Presidential material. He had smoke blown up his ass by the Bush RINOs and his ego got the best of him.”

    I totally agree with that comment. In fact I bet he was bombarded by those assholes to endorse Haley. I’m glad to see he manned up and backed Trump. He’s gained some respect back from me and probably a bunch of others.

  13. I’m glad he is out of the race.
    The country deserves to rot in hell.
    He was too good of a man to have to deal with the evil cunts in Washington.
    His beautiful family deserves better too.

    I still hope Trump wins but I imagine the ballot harvesting will make that impossible.

  14. Now if the Bills find a way to beat KC and make it to the AFC Championship game it will be a fine day.
    Ravens will be a tough out next week…
    FYI, 10-10 tie at the half in Detroit

    BTW, I won money on The Ravens.
    They played the day after Edgar Allen Poe’s Birthday.
    Easy call…Nevermore

  15. Hey Loco….This post was about DeSantis quitting his campaign….You told me to gloat and work it all…..I did….I merely said that DeSantis was a JAG officer and might defend Alec Baldwin is his impending IM charge….That is all, SCHMUUUK…..LOL…

  16. From Brit Hume tweet re RDS dropping out.
    Very simple. It’s premise was wrong. It was based on the view that after the loss in 2020, the post-election grotesqueries and the 2022 disappointment, Republican voters were ready to move away from Trump. They weren’t.

  17. I must say that beating up on willys and Brad is not the reason I come here.
    It just seems necessary since the two idiots seem to attack me on a daily basis.
    I’m like Reacher tossing these clowns to the curb.
    That said, I do kind of enjoy it.

  18. Statement from sanctimonious Trump campaign:

    With only a few days left until President Donald J. Trump’s victory in New Hampshire, we are honored by the endorsement from Governor Ron DeSantis and so many other former presidential candidates. It is now time for all Republicans to rally behind President Trump to defeat Crooked Joe Biden and end his disastrous presidency.

    Nikki Haley is the candidate of the globalists and Democrats who will do everything to stop the America First movement. From higher taxes, to decimating Social Security and Medicare, and to open borders, she represents the views of Democrats more than the views of Republicans.

    It’s time to choose wisely.

  19. Loco, I tend to agree with his line of thought. It has served me well in endeavors that require a cut throat mentality. It’s not always appropriate, but it is a valuable arrow in the quiver.

  20. Perhaps willys meant Laura Loomer, the crazy cunt that said the weather in Iowa was turned cold *checks notes* in JANUARY by the joos & deep state to hurt the vote for Trump.

    Yeah, she is such an important voice going forward for the Trump campaign.
    I hope she gets national attention.
    Moderate voters gonna LOVE her!
    Now if only Omarosa and Sidney Powell get back on board…

  21. Fucking incredible. I think that mouth was wired for 110 and he’s currently got it plugged into 220 3 phase.
    I wonder if Loco knows he’s done more to turn people away from DeSantis than anything DeSantis himself has ever done?
    Hell, maybe the guys actually working for the Trump camp.

    I have better things to do than read a post a minute from this idiot.

  22. They have weird shit with the primary here in Nevada.
    I think Nikki & Pence are on the ballot, Trump & DeSantis are not.
    I think you have to caucus for Trump or DeSantis if he were running.
    I would still cast my primary vote for RDS and vote for Trump in the general.

  23. To close quote President Trump, “May he rest in peace” referring to Gov. DeSanctimonious suspending his campaign. LOL!

    DeSantis would have practically walked into the White House with no real competition and President Trump’s possible endorsement if he had just used better judgment and waited until 2028 to run.

    Oh well. Now He’s branded as a Bush NeoCon. The American people don’t want or need a puppet oligarch leading the country.

  24. Interesting
    “Desperate Times Call for Drastic Measures: Recent Polling Confirms a Trump-Kennedy Ticket Would Win 60% of the Vote – And Would Nearly Double Joe Biden’s Totals:

  25. There could be a role for RFK Jr. in the Trump administration but not VP. Maybe FDA or CDC, possibly assisting in the dismantling of the deep state. But his climate activism and reparations position, among others makes it a no go for me.

  26. joe6pak

    I get that and agree with it. Personally I’m to the point where I’d rather have a candidate tell me something I might not totally agree with as long as that candidate wasn’t blowing smoke up my ass because they were bought and paid for and the Globalist shit stains thought that was their proper thing for the candidate to say to get my vote. I think that type of bull shits done more damage to the country than anything else.

  27. There’s nothing Ron could do to get my support in 2028. He’s burned his bridges, proven he’s a scum that can be bought off by never Trumpers and globolists and has not a whit of insight. His “endorsement” of DJT this evening was weak tea. His political career is over and is well deserved. POS

    And his fellow POS on this site constantly bad mouthing Laura Loomer, truly one of this country’s best investigative journalists, is typical of the insane assholes that thought Ron was presidential material.

    Disgust doesn’t come close to the contempt I have for both of you.

  28. joe6pak

    I read that. I’m fucking fuming. Patriots need to take it to these assholes. This clown was just recorded at the big butt buddy camp they have. He can’t form sentences. Fuck him. This shit needs to be stopped and the real power structure needs to emerge. Us. And right fucking now.

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  30. BFH, regarding Loomer.
    She is the female Alex Jones.
    Say’s a lot of crazy shit regarding Casey DeSantis faking her cancer.
    Said the weather in Iowa was being controlled.
    Alex Jones comes up with some accurate takes but the batshit crazy fucks his credibility to hell.
    Same with Loomer.
    Sure she gets the “slay queen” treatment here but I can’t help but think it won’t be long until she Ann Coulter’s her relationship with Trump.

    That said, she comes up in a lot of posts here and I appreciate you allowing me my personal opinions of her without deleting or editing my posts.

    I do have a question though for you and anyone that wants to chime in.
    Does Laura Loomer:
    A) Help Trump with voters
    B) Hinder Trump with voters/moderates etc.
    C) No difference since the MSM ignores her unless she gores a hated ox.


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