Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) wasted little time before ridiculing Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) after the latter announced he was dropping out of the presidential race and endorsing GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
“Fire sale on all Ron DeSantis merch today!” Newsom posted on X in response to a journalist’s report on DeSantis’s decision.
The Florida governor announced his plans to drop out of the race in a video posted to X on Sunday, just days before the New Hampshire primary. “Nobody worked harder, and we left it all out on the field. Now, following our second-place finish in Iowa, we’ve prayed and deliberated on the way forward,” DeSantis said before endorsing Trump and condemning the only other challenger left in the GOP field: Nikki Haley.
Trump, for his part, said DeSantis was a “very capable person,” and the former president’s team said they were “honored” by the governor’s