22 January 2024 - Ron DeSantis drops out of US presidential race and endorses Trump
DeSantis drops out, admits what we knew all along: The Republican Party belongs to Trump
Sara Pequeño (USA Today, 22/01/2024)
Ron DeSantis is falling in line and dropping out of the 2024 presidential race ahead of the New Hampshire Republican primary, ending his lackluster attempt to snag the Republican nomination.
US election 2024: Where did it all go wrong for Ron DeSantis?
Bernd Debusmann Jr, Kayla Epstein and Madeline Halpert (BBC News, 22/01/2024)
Ron DeSantis cut an image of confidence in the video that launched his campaign in May 2023.
He walked across a flag-adorned stage to cheers and promised his supporters "the Great American Comeback".
How DeSantis imploded in the GOP primary
Caroline Vakil (The Hill, 21/01/2024)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) surprise decision to drop out of the GOP presidential primary less than a week after the Iowa caucuses laid bare the challenges he faced in his effort to topple former President Trump.
The Pointless Cruelty of Ron DeSantis
Tom Dickinson (Rolling Stone, 21/01/2024)
They say of Donald Trump, “The cruelty is the point.”
For Ron DeSantis, we might amend that to say, “The cruelty was pointless.”