Donald Trump is setting the record straight.
The 2024 presidential candidate is refusing a New York Times report which claimed the former president asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to endorse his most recent White House campaign. Sanders, who previously served as Trump’s White House Press Secretary was elected Governor of Arkansas in November.
The New York Times reported on March 4 that Trump is having difficulty garnering public support from former allies, noting that Trump was “disappointed” after Huckabee Sanders, his former White House press secretary, reportedly said she would not yet publicly support him.
Trump refuted the claims in a post on Truth Social, slamming the report as fake.
“As per a rather unimportant Fake News report in the NYT, I never asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders for an endorsement,” Trump wrote.
“I give endorsements, I don’t generally ask for them. With that being said, nobody has done more for her than I have, with the possible exception of her great father, Mike!” he added.
Sanders has notably stayed out of the 2024 race so far.
“My focus isn’t on 2024,” Sanders told Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday” in January.
Trump won with 62 percent, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), likely his closest rival, came in at 20 percent. Businessman Perry Johnson, who announced his candidacy for the White House this week, earned 5 percent.
Trump won last year’s straw poll at CPAC in Orlando, Fla., with 59 percent support. DeSantis scored 28 percent in that straw poll.