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Republican governor endorses Trump 2024

Former President Donald Trump points to supporters during the Save America rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Sept. 3, 2022. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
July 24, 2023

Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) heartily endorsed former President Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid in a Twitter post on Monday. Justice shared his belief that Trump presents the GOP’s best chance to recapture the White House from incumbent President Joe Biden in 2014..

Justice stated, “The leadership and success exhibited by President Trump could not be more different than what we see today under Joe Biden. I support President Trump and firmly believe he will be our nominee and be re-elected as our next President.”

The governor, who is also running against incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin in next year’s election, expressed clear confidence in the former president’s leadership abilities while illustrating concerns about the Biden administration’s handling of crucial national issues.

In a voice message accompanying his endorsement, the West Virginia governor criticized the current administration’s performance, citing the situation in Afghanistan, border security, energy policy, inflation, crime rates, and the state of education, in a call for stronger national security measures. The governor said, “Anything we touch almost is becoming toxic.”

Justice claimed that if Biden was his father, “There was no way that I could allow him to embarrass himself and continue on in this job.”

He added that Biden is “really challenged” and that other people in his administration are “pulling the strings in every way.”

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Justice also addressed the controversy over Trump’s often contentious personality, arguing, “There’s people who don’t like President Trump’s personality. Well, there’s people who don’t like my personality. But with all that being said, I think President Trump will be the nominee and I think he’ll be our next president, and I’m very hopeful about it.”

According to The Daily Caller, the governor’s endorsement comes nearly six years after he officially switched parties from the Democratic party to the Republicans at a local rally with Trump, underscoring his staunch support for the former president.

This news article was partially created with the assistance of artificial intelligence and edited and fact-checked by a human editor.