Senator Ted Cruz endorses Trump for 2024 GOP presidential nomination after Iowa caucus victory 

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has officially endorsed former President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in the 2024 White House race. 

This endorsement follows Trump’s significant win at the Iowa caucuses on January 15. Cruz made his endorsement public during an appearance on Fox News with host Sean Hannity.

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Cruz’s endorsement following Iowa caucuses

In his conversation with Hannity, Cruz lauded President Trump’s performance in Iowa, describing it as a “dominating victory.” 

“Trump’s victory was across the board,” Mr. Cruz said, referencing Trump’s 51 percent caucus win, a significant lead over his closest rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who secured 21 percent. 

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The Texas senator expressed his confidence in Trump’s candidacy, stating, “At this point, I believe this race is over, so I’m proud to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States; I look forward to supporting him enthusiastically because I think it’s time for the Republican Party to unite, for us to come together.”

Cruz critiques Biden’s policies, affirms support for Trump in NH race

Cruz emphasized the urgency of defeating President Joe Biden and countering what he termed as the “disastrous cultural Marxist agenda in the White House.” 

He criticized the current administration for policies affecting immigration and favoring big tech companies. 

Cruz also mentioned the upcoming New Hampshire contest, acknowledging its competitiveness but maintaining that “there is no path to victory other than for Donald Trump.”

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Cruz’s call for Republican unity on social media

Further solidifying his support, Cruz took to X (formerly Twitter) to reaffirm his endorsement of Trump. “I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President. Now is the time for us to unite to oust Joe Biden and save our country from the Democrats’ destructive agenda,” Cruz wrote. 

He also encouraged donations to support their joint efforts against Biden. 

His endorsement places him among over 20 U.S. senators backing Trump in the GOP primary, including notable figures like Senators Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and Marsha Blackburn.

Trump warns Cruz and Hawley on 2024 reelection strategy

Cruz had previously promised to withhold his endorsement until after the Iowa caucuses, committing to support the eventual GOP nominee fully. 

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However, this delay elicited criticism from President Trump, who cautioned Cruz and Senator Josh Hawley on Truth Social about their upcoming 2024 reelection campaigns. 

“So interesting that the Democrats are looking hard at the Senate races in both Missouri and Texas. Josh and Ted must be very careful; stranger things have happened!!!” Trump wrote.

Cruz’s view on voting process and Trump’s victory

In his Fox News interview, Cruz expressed his belief in the importance of the voting process, stating, “It did. And the results last night: 51 percent [of the vote, which included] 98 counties, that’s compelling,” he said about the Iowa caucuses. 

He reiterated his view of Trump’s win as a “dominating victory.”

Following his Iowa success, Trump, in his victory speech, congratulated his competitors and called for unity among Republicans and Democrats at a critical juncture in both American and global politics, emphasizing the need to “straighten out the world.” 

Cruz’s endorsement of Trump signifies a strategic alignment within the Republican Party as it gears up for the 2024 presidential race.

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