Texas Republican Endorses Trump Following ‘Positive’ Meeting With DeSantis

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    Donald Trump is racking up endorsements left and right these days.

    Despite being the first President to be criminally charged, Trump has seen a surge in support over the last weeks with numerous lawmakers publicly announcing their endorsements.

    On Tuesday, Rep. Lance Gooden (R- Texas) opted to endorse Former President Donald Trump despite attending “positive” meeting with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is widely expected to launch a presidential campaign later this spring.

    Gooden said in a statement posted on his Twitter account that he made the decision after “careful consideration” and a “positive meeting” with DeSantis. He said he has respect for DeSantis and his accomplishments as governor but believes Trump is the best candidate based on his record and “commitment to putting America first.” 

    “I met with Governor DeSantis, and while he has done commendable work in Florida, there is no doubt in my mind that President Trump is the only leader who can save America from the leftist onslaught we are currently facing,” he said. 

    “I wholeheartedly endorse President Donald J. Trump for the 2024 presidential election and vow to fight alongside him to reclaim our country from the leftist forces that threaten to destroy it. Together, we will ensure a prosperous and secure future for our great nation,” Gooden said. 

    Trump has also gathered several endorsements from Florida Republicans, claiming support from members of DeSantis’ own state party. They include Reps. Cory Mills, Anna Paulina Luna, Byron Donalds, Greg Steube and Matt Gaetz. 

    4 COMMENTS

    1. To all the delusional bone head republican politicians that do not stand a snowballs chance in hell of ever winning get over yourself and bow out of the presidential primary. Do something different but much needed and try uniting behind Trump and work together instead of your stupid self centered promoting.

    2. It will not matter who the conservative candidate is, DeSantis, Trump (or both) or anyone of the others the democrats will try to publicly destroy him or her. They have no record of accomplishments to run on so that is their tactic. I guess democrats could run on high inflation or high gas prices. Grocery shortages or high prices. The open border and energy dependence are also not good accomplishments for them either. Especially since under Trump the border was more secure than it had ever been before and we were energy independent. However that is what they have accomplished so far! And none of it has been good!

      So with their lack of truthfulness they will dream up things in an effort to scare enough voters away to win the election. They have already begun that by saying conservatives want to do away with social security which of course is not true. That is their MO.

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