Former President Trump is on the verge of receiving a major endorsement as he gears up for a potential run in the 2024 election. The buzz is that Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, a fellow conservative, is planning to endorse Trump for the Republican nomination. The two are reportedly meeting near the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend, where Trump will join Abbott in his annual tradition of serving tamales to the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and National Guardsmen stationed along the border.
Trump Is Expected to Land This Major Endorsement
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This endorsement holds great significance, as Trump himself threw his support behind Abbott during his re-election campaign in 2021. Abbott went on to win by a landslide, defeating Democratic opponent Beto O’Rourke. Now, it seems that the favor will be returned as Trump looks to champion his tough immigration stance, focusing on securing the border and cracking down on illegal aliens. The former president has been highly critical of Biden’s handling of the border crisis, promising to undo every open-border policy put in place by the current administration and launch the largest domestic deportation operation in U.S. history.
Trump’s visit to Texas serves as a powerful reminder of the dire situation Biden has created in just a short amount of time. Since taking office, over five million illegal aliens have unlawfully crossed the border, taking away jobs from American citizens and contributing to the proliferation of dangerous criminal activities such as drug and sex trafficking. While Biden seems content to watch the chaos unfold, Trump aims to highlight the urgent need for an administration that will take action and clean up the mess left behind.
The need for decisive action is evident, as Border Patrol agents have praised Trump-era policies, particularly the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which they deemed as the most effective measure in addressing the border situation. Senator Tim Scott also commended the Trump administration’s efforts, criticizing Biden’s lax border policies that have resulted in more illegal encounters than the previous two administrations combined. According to a recent poll, the vast majority of Republicans blame the Biden administration for the surge in illegal migrants at the border, while Democrats and Independents also agree that the government bears responsibility. Over half of the respondents in the poll expressed little to no confidence in the federal government’s ability or willingness to solve the ongoing border issue.
Trump’s potential endorsement from Governor Abbott carries significant weight and sends a strong message to the conservative base. With both leaders united in their commitment to border security, Republicans hope that this collaboration will pave the way for a successful campaign and ultimately restore order at the border.