President Trump has been the front-runner to win the Republican nomination for president since he announced his intention to run again.
A day after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis picked up an endorsement from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, the 45th President got a big endorsement of his own.
Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to endorse her former boss this week.
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders to endorse Trump at Florida rally on Wednesday https://t.co/A9KUsm4Ayc
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 7, 2023
According to Fox News, the endorsement will take place on Wednesday night at Trump’s rally in his adopted home state of Florida.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders endorses Donald Trump for President.
"The time has come to return to the normal policies of the Trump era which created a safer, stronger, and more prosperous America, and that’s why I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for President." pic.twitter.com/gZXjVt615q
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 7, 2023
From Fox News:
The rally is seen as a counter-programming move by Trump, as the event is being held in Hialeah, Florida, simultaneously as the third GOP presidential primary debate just a few miles away in Miami.
President Donald J. Trump will Hold a Huge Rally in Florida this Wednesday, the same night of the 3rd GOP debate. 🥳
I'm not going to watch the boring Republican debate. I'd rather watch the 45th-47th President speak 🍿pic.twitter.com/VAiDVpmJXH
— Freedom 🇺🇸🦅 (@PU28453638) November 5, 2023
Trump – the commanding front-runner for the nomination as he makes his third straight White House run – is once again skipping out on participating in the debates with his Republican rivals.
Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, served as White House press secretary for two of Trump’s four years in office. And she’s been a strong Trump ally since he left the White House.
But Sanders, who was convincingly elected Arkansas governor last November, had stayed neutral until now in the GOP presidential primary race. Her holding off on making an endorsement irritated the former president, according to sources in Trump’s political orbit.
“It’s not a question between right versus left anymore. It’s normal versus crazy, and President Biden and the left are doubling down on crazy,” Sanders said in a statement. “The time has come to return to the normal policies of the Trump era which created a safer, stronger, and more prosperous America, and that’s why I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for President.”
Trump, in a statement, emphasized that “we had great success in the White House and it’s an honor to have Sarah’s endorsement. I look forward to having her at the big rally in Hialeah this Wednesday.”