North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum endorses Trump for president

 January 15, 2024

North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum made headlines this weekend after he threw his endorsement behind former President Donald Trump.

As Breitbart noted, Burgum's endorsement came a month after the governor chose to end his own presidential campaign. 

Burgum: "Heartland states" were "respected" by Trump's administration

"Four years ago, I was speaking on behalf of President Trump at the Iowa caucuses in Sioux City, and today, I’m here to do something that none of the other presidential primary candidates have done, and that’s endorse Donald J. Trump for the President of the United States of America," Burgum said at an event in Iowa on Saturday.

Burgum went on to praise Trump, who was standing just feet away, for the way that "heartland states" such as Iowa "were respected" by his administration.

"We had a friend and a partner in the White House who understood us and who wanted to see our states succeed versus being regulated out of business," the governor stressed.

Trump "supercharged our economy"

"Now, I’ve had a chance as governor to see what the world is like under Joe Biden, and America needs a 180-degree change in the direction of where Joe Biden has taken us," Burgum insisted.

"Biden’s policies are empowering our enemies and they hurt America. Biden’s inflation has raised the cost of food that you put on your table. It’s raised the cost of gas you put in your car," the former candidate declared.

"That’s what happens when we put someone in the White House like Joe Biden, unlike President Trump, but we put someone in the White House who’s never created a job in the private sector," he said.

"What a contrast to President Trump. President Trump protected our borders," Burgum recalled, adding, "He cut red tape like no president has ever done before; he passed the largest tax cuts in the history of America, and he supercharged our economy."

Marco Rubio endorses Trump

Burgum's endorsement came the same day that Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support for Trump in a post on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter.

"When Trump was in [the White House] I achieved major policies I had worked on for years (like expanded Child Tax Credit [and] tough sanctions on regime in Cuba [and] Venezuela) because we had a President who didn’t cave to special interests or let bureaucrats block us," Rubio wrote.

"I support Trump because that kind of leadership is the ONLY way we will get the extraordinary actions needed to fix the disaster Biden has created," he continued.

The Republican lawmaker concluded by saying, "It’s time to get on with the work of beating Biden [and] saving America!"

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