Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND), a former 2024 presidential candidate who now backs former President Donald Trump, informed Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Saturday the race for the Republican presidential nomination “should be over after New Hampshire.”
Speaking with host and Breitbart News Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Boyle, Burgum known as for unity after strolling by means of Trump’s historic win within the Iowa Caucuses, the place he took a majority of the vote, shattered the document for the most important margin of victory within the historical past of contested Iowa GOP Caucuses, and received 98 of 99 counties.
“There’s been a lot of talk. The whole narrative has been ‘Narrow the field. Narrow the field,’ and now it’s time to do that. This race for the nomination for the Republican Party should be over after New Hampshire,” Burgum stated.
He later emphasised that “The sooner we can get everybody consolidated going. the sooner we can start turning the corner, because this country can’t take another four years [of] Joe Biden.”
Boyle had requested Burgum to recount his expertise with the Trump marketing campaign in the course of the caucuses on Monday and why he determined to endorse the previous president.
In his response, Burgum laid out a stark distinction between Biden and Trump on the financial system, vitality, and nationwide safety.
“[Biden’s] going the wrong direction on the economy, the wrong direction on energy policy, and the wrong direction on national security, which includes border security. Those are the three things that, when I was running for president, that we were running on,” Burgam stated. “What’s the decision to support President Trump? Well, he’s going in the right direction on the economy, the right direction on energy policy, and the right direction on national security, including the border security.”
Burgum stated it was an “easy decision” to again Trump and famous that he was an early supporter of his within the 2016 Republican presidential major.
“President Trump and I got elected on the same day for the first time,” Burgum recalled of the 2016 election. “I had come from the private sector. He came from the private sector. But I had endorsed him early in that race – early in the primary before it was clear that he was going to even be the nominee. I supported him and spoke for him at a caucus in Iowa in 2020. So this is an easy decision to get behind the president.”
Trump had excessive reward for Burgum in his victory speech Monday, saying he would hope to have Burgum as “a very important piece of the administration,” if he’s elected.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), one other of of Trump’s former 2024 marketing campaign rivals, joined this system earlier within the day, the place he additionally known as for unity and declared the race completed.
“The race is already over,” Scott informed Boyle. “And politically speaking and figuratively speaking, they are dead people walking. It is time for this Republican Party to focus only on one person, and that is eliminating Joe Biden by electing Donald Trump.”
Breitbart News Saturday airs on SiriusXM Patriot 125 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern.