Now that Ron DeSantis has withdrawn from the race for the US presidency, there are only two Republican candidates remaining. Nikki Haley is combative and still wants to defeat former President Donald Trump.
On Sunday, Haley from New Hampshire responded to news of DeSantis' withdrawal from the race. “There is now only one man and one woman left,” the former governor and former ambassador to the United Nations said. “I hope the best woman wins.”
At a campaign rally, Trump responded enthusiastically by supporting his former opponents in the Republican primary. “Vivek joined us. And now Ron has just joined us. They've all joined us,” he said of Vivek Ramaswamy, who recently abandoned his campaign.
Trump was, according to the newspaper New York times Suddenly he praised DeSantis again at the event in Rochester. After his withdrawal, the governor of Florida announced that he would support Trump.
The former president said he greatly appreciated this and would no longer use a derogatory epithet for his fellow party members. Trump has previously called him “Ron Dissanctimonious.”
Trump also received support from his former rival Tim Scott last week. The prominent senator abandoned his attempt to become the Republican Party's presidential nominee last year, and according to American media, Trump may appoint him as his running mate: the vice presidential candidate.
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