Earlier this week, Donald Trump endorsed Senator Rand Paul for reelection in 2022.
Now he has done the same for Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
Just The News reports:
Trump endorses Florida Republican Sen. Rubio for 2022 reelection
Former President Trump on Friday endorsed Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in his 2022 reelection bid.
“It is my honor to give U.S. Senator Marco Rubio my Complete and Total Endorsement,” Trump said in a statement, according to The Hill. “Marco has been a tireless advocate for the people of Florida, fighting to cut taxes, supporting our Second Amendment, our Military and our Vets, a strong national defense, and all of the forgotten men and women of America.”
Rubio and Trump competed fiercely against each other in the 2016 GOP presidential primary, in a contest with over a dozen top-tier candidates. Rubio is also seen as a front-runner for Republicans for the 2024 presidential election.
The Hill has more:
Trump hands Rubio coveted reelection endorsement in Florida
In endorsing Rubio, Trump has put his political weight behind his former rival-turned-ally. Rubio competed with Trump in 2016 for the GOP’s presidential nomination, though he won only three primary contests in Minnesota, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. He suspended his campaign after finishing behind Trump in Florida.
Rubio is seen as a potential contender for the 2024 Republican nomination, along with Trump, who has floated the idea of a comeback campaign after losing the White House last year.
Donald Trump Jr. agrees with the endorsement:
My friend @marcorubio is one of few elected Republicans who understands that the GOP needs to embrace being the party of middle-class workers & not the party of woke corporate interests.
Proud to join my father in endorsing him for reelection! https://t.co/dYe6UU80WL
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 9, 2021
President Trump is supporting @marcorubio’s campaign for re-election!
Senator Rubio has been an outstanding leader for the State of Florida and champion for American families. We’re looking forward to a big win in 2022! pic.twitter.com/XH173rrtmo
— Senate Republicans (@NRSC) April 9, 2021
It’s absolutely vital that the Republicans retake the House and Senate in 2022.