Senate Minority Whip Endorses Former President Trump for Re-Election: A Key Win for Trump within Republican Establishment

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SENATE MINORITY WHIP ENDORSES FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR RE-ELECTION

Senate Minority Whip John Thune, the No. 2 Senate Republican leader, has announced his endorsement of former President Donald Trump for re-election, in an exclusive report. Thune's support marks a significant victory for Trump within the Republican Party's establishment wing. As the top deputy to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Thune's backing carries weight within the Senate GOP.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Thune emphasized Trump's strong showing in the South Carolina primary as evidence that Trump is likely to secure the Republican presidential nomination in the upcoming election. Thune stated, "I support former President Trump's campaign to win the presidency, and I intend to do everything I can to see that he has a Republican majority in the Senate working with him to restore American strength at home and abroad."

Thune's endorsement comes after a phone call with Trump following the former president's decisive victory in the South Carolina Republican primary. Thune had previously refrained from openly endorsing any 2024 GOP presidential candidates, including Trump, despite his status as a potential successor to McConnell's leadership role within the Senate Republican Conference.


The announcement has placed additional pressure on McConnell, who has maintained a neutral stance on the 2024 presidential race. Questions have arisen about McConnell's relationship with Trump, particularly after the former president criticized both Thune and McConnell for their responses to the Capitol riot and the 2020 election.

Thune, who secured a significant re-election win for a fourth Senate term in 2022 despite Trump's opposition, has now publicly aligned himself with Trump's re-election bid. This endorsement follows Trump's victory over former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley in the South Carolina primary, solidifying his support base within the party.

Source: foxnews.com