A year ago, Donald Trump declared he was running for a second term
as president of the United States. On Sunday, November 19, Texas
Governor Greg Abbott gave his support to the Republican nominee.
Trump has made numerous visits to Texas campaigning for his re-election that Abbott did not attend. Some speculated Abbott was going to run for president himself according to AP News.
But at the Edinburg event, Governor Abbott finally gave his endorsement of Trump according to The Hill:
“Joe Biden is causing a potential terror threat in the United States of America. A president has one ultimate responsibility and that’s national security. Joe Biden has failed at national security. Well, I’m here to tell you that there is no way, no way that America can continue under the leadership of Joe Biden as our president.”
“We need a president who’s going to secure the border. We need a president who’s going to restore law and order in the United States of America. Not letting these criminals run ransack over the stores that you see images of almost nightly. We need a president who’s going to restore world peace as opposed to this outbreak of warfare under Joe Biden. We need Donald J. Trump back as our president of the United States of America.”
According to The Texas Tribune, Donald Trump said:
“Mr. Governor, I am going to make your job much easier. You’ll be able to focus on other things in Texas.”
In a recent poll by NBC News, Donald Trump was ahead of President Joe Biden. With Governor Abboitt’s endorsement, this could help sway more voters to the Republican nominee.
Trump is already leading other Republican presidential candidates who have held debates that Trump has avoided. Trump felt he was the Republican nominee for president.
Do you think Governor Abbott's endorsement helps Texas voters?