Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the GOP presidential primary after finishing fourth place in the Iowa caucus.

The 38-year-old gave his full endorsement to Donald Trump.

Vivek Drops Out, Gives Full Endorsement To Trump

Ramaswamy intends to rally with Donald Trump in New Hampshire.

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"This entire campaign is about speaking the TRUTH. We did not achieve our goal tonight & we need an America-First patriot in the White House. The people spoke loud & clear about who they want. Tonight I am suspending my campaign and endorsing Donald J. Trump and will do everything I can to make sure he is the next U.S. President. I am enormously proud of this team, this movement, and our country," Ramaswamy announced.

"Thank you, @VivekGRamaswamy. I knew you would do the right thing. Run in 2028, and you will have our support so long as you remain loyal to President Trump. I always said I liked your policies. I just wanted loyalty to Trump. Looking forward to seeing you in New Hampshire with President Trump tomorrow at his rally. Thank you for putting your country before your ego," investigative journalist Laura Loomer wrote.

"See you in New Hampshire tomorrow!" Ramaswamy responded.

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Ramaswamy said he called Trump to congratulate him on his victory and would attend a rally with him in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

"There needs to be an America First candidate in this race,” Ramaswamy said. "Going forward, he will have my full endorsement for the presidency."

The 38-year-old entrepreneur was not well known when he entered the race in February 2023, in his first run for political office. But he quickly broke through with Republican voters in a campaign that aligned with Trump in both tone and policy substance, as he positioned himself as an heir to the MAGA movement.

But his campaign was unable to pull much support away from Trump, who retained the loyalty of Republican voters despite Ramaswamy’s efforts to convince them that he’d be better able to push the “America First” agenda he and Trump both championed. And he was unable to turn out the wave of first-time caucusgoers he often said were poised to boost him in Iowa.

"Donald Trump, following his Iowa caucus victory, will campaign in Portsmouth on Wednesday in advance of the New Hampshire presidential primary and on Sunday in Rochester, according to his campaign," Seacoastonline reports.

Per Seacoastonline:

Trump is returning to Portsmouth to speak at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside hotel, the Market Street site where the Republican received an endorsement from the New England Police Benevolent Association in 2015. The event is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.

The former president is among the candidates visiting New Hampshire ahead of the state's Jan. 23 presidential primary.

Trump’s trip to New Hampshire was set to begin in Atkinson on Tuesday night, followed by the Wednesday event in Portsmouth, according to his campaign event schedule. On Friday, Trump will deliver remarks in Concord, then he will hold a Saturday rally in Manchester before stumping in Rochester on Sunday.

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