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Republican presidential candidate suspends campaign, endorses Donald Trump
Long-shot Republican presidential candidate Larry Elder announced Thursday evening that he had suspended his campaign and immediately endorsed former President Donald Trump.
In a statement, Elder expressed gratitude for his supporters and said he was honored by their enthusiasm and grassroots support. He further explained that after assessing his campaign and the state of the race, he had made the “difficult decision” to suspend his campaign.
“Throughout my campaign, I have been steadfast in my belief that the biggest issues facing our nation are the crisis of fatherlessness, the dangerous lie that America is systemically racist, the need for an amendment to the constitution to set federal spending to a fixed percentage of the GDP — otherwise government gets bigger whether Republicans or Democrats are in charge, and the need to remove the Soros-backed DAs across the country who refuse to enforce the law,” he said in a statement.
“The breakdown of the family structure and the absence of positive father figures in the lives of many children have far-reaching consequences for our society, including the crime wave we are currently seeing in America today,” he continued. “I hope that my campaign has helped shine a light on these critical issues and sparked important conversations about how we can solve them.”
“Now that I am exiting the race, I am proud to announce my endorsement of Donald Trump for President of the United States. His leadership has been instrumental in advancing conservative, America-first principles and policies that have benefited our great nation,” Elder said. “We must unite behind Donald Trump to beat Joe Biden and fight back against Biden’s unprecedented election interference and the left’s destruction of America.
“I want to thank my supporters, volunteers, and donors who invested their time, energy, and resources in this campaign. From Iowa to New Hampshire to Nevada and beyond, I am grateful for the opportunity to have met so many incredible Americans who share our values.”
Joe Biden’s Approval Among Democrats Sinks 11 Points to Record Low in One Month
President Joe Biden’s approval rating sunk eleven percentage points among Democrats in just over one month amid destabilization in the Middle East, a Gallup poll published Thursday found.
Biden’s approval among his party plummeted from 86 percent to a record low of 75 percent, as the Democrat party struggles with large swaths of support for Palestinians, many of whom sympathize with the Hamas terrorists, Axios reported:
Biden is at risk of alienating members of his own party with his unequivocal support for Israel, which has carried out a weeks-long bombardment and total siege of Gaza in response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist attacks.
An annual Gallup poll conducted in February found that Democrats sympathized more with Palestinians than Israelis for the first time in the survey’s two-decade history.
The divide is particularly stark between generations: Less than half (48%) of Gen Z and millennials believe the U.S. should publicly voice support of Israel, according to a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.
Biden remains a steadfast supporter of Israel’s defensive measures against Hamas. Hamas’ terror attack killed at least 1,400 Israelis and resulted in more than 200 kidnappings.
“In this moment, we must be crystal clear. … The United States has Israel’s back. We will make sure the Jewish and democratic state of Israel can defend itself today, tomorrow — as we always have,” Biden said on October 10.
Biden’s tough position against Hamas contrasts his support of Palestinian aid, which critics claim could fall into the hands of Hamas.
The controversial Palestinian aid did not stave off a sharp drop in support for the president. Biden’s overall approval fell four points to 37 percent, according to the poll. Only 35 percent of independents approve of Biden, compared to just five percent of Republicans.
The poll sampled 1,009 adults from October 2-23 with a 4-point margin of error.