LACONIA, New Hampshire — Former president Donald Trump finished up his New Hampshire campaign by rolling out a cadre of former opponents on stage, who have become some of his most high-profile supporters and rumored vice presidential candidates.
“I didn’t love him when he was running, but I like him now,” Trump said of entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who dropped out after the Iowa caucuses. “It’s amazing the way you can like somebody when you win.”
Ramaswamy joined Trump on stage to voice his support, and he wasn’t the only would-be presidential candidate to do so. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND), who were participating in presidential campaigns last fall, both joined the Laconia rally to encourage Granite Staters to vote for Trump.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks as Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump listens