Republican Florida Rep. Byron Donalds endorsed former President Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid Thursday, saying Trump is the only leader who can get America back on track at this time.
“There is only one leader at this time in our nation’s history who can seize this moment and deliver what we need to get us back on track, provide strength and resolve,” Donalds said in a statement.
“I’m HONORED TO ENDORSE PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP,” he added. (RELATED: Trump Details Endless Legal Fights In Primetime Mar-A-Lago Address After Indictment)
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“The 2024 presidential election is uniquely important, because Americans will decide the direction of our nation’s future. At the center of this decision, voters must determine the commander-in-chief who is best equipped to lead our country and stand in the breach, putting themselves on the line, with a willingness to sacrifice everything to save our Republic. 2024 isn’t simply an election. It is an inflection point in our nation’s history, and it is an inflection point in world history,” he said.
“Look around right now. Our economy is a mess. Inflation is making life unaffordable for our families. Our borders have become completely insecure. Our justice system has become an injustice system. Foreign leaders test our mettle, and are pushing us toward the brink of World War III. Far too many Americans have simply given up hope, and even lost their faith.”
“I refuse to accept this as our future. This is America, the greatest nation man has ever known. At the toughest moments in our history, leaders have stepped forward and seized the moment. Not just anyone, but truly transformational figures, with the resolve and determination to rise above the chaos and inspire a generation of Americans to follow their lead against seemingly insurmountable obstacles.”
“There is only one leader at this time in our nation’s history who can seize this moment and deliver what we need – to get us back on track, provide strength and resolve, and Make America Great Again. That is why I am honored to endorse President Donald J. Trump for President in 2024, and I ask my fellow Americans to join me today,” Donalds concluded.
Donalds is now the third Republican from Florida to endorse Trump, despite speculation Gov. Ron DeSantis will be entering the race and will be Trump’s main competitor in the GOP primary. Reps. Anna Paulina Luna and Matt Gaetz have already publicly endorsed Trump’s 2024 presidential bid. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Byron Donalds Outlines Plan To Transform Republican Messaging)
The endorsement comes just days after Trump was indicted in New York City.