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Mary Trump gives her blunt take on Ron DeSantis dropping out after one primary

Mary Trump, the psychotherapist niece of former President Donald Trump, has offered her typically blunt take on Florida Governor Ron “Don’t Say Gay” DeSantis ending his campaign for President.

“Mr. ‘Never Back Down’ just backed down after just one state – blowing $150,000,000 to do it. That’s $6,400 per vote,” Mary pointed out.

“Then he immediately endorsed a man who mocked, defamed, and humiliated him,” she added.


“It never made sense to run to the right against Donald’s positions, because Donald has no positions.”

Mary has long been a vocal critic of her uncle, Donald. She wrote the 2020 best-selling memoir, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man. Her tweet about DeSantis has received over 24k likes.

DeSantis suspends his campaign

DeSantis posted a video to X yesterday announcing he was halting his campaign.

“Following our second-place finish in Iowa, we’ve prayed and deliberated on our way forward,” DeSantis said. “If there was anything I could do to produce a favorable outcome, more campaign stops, more interviews, I would do it. But I can’t ask our supporters to volunteer their time and donate their resources if we don’t have a clear path to victory. Accordingly, I am today suspending my campaign.”

He also endorsed Donald Trump for President. Many were quick to point out that in his tweet, DeSantis used a quote often attributed to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, although historians have never been able to verify this.

Ron DeSantis tweets about suspending his campaign

Although DeSantis came second in the Iowa caucuses last week, he was 30 points behind Donald Trump. He was only 1% ahead of Nikki Haley, who is predicted to do better in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

The DeSantis campaign has been criticized ever since it was first launched on X last spring. DeSantis was often mocked for awkward appearances at debates and town halls.

MAGA welcome DeSantis’ endorsement of Trump

Online, many Trump-supporting lawmakers have welcomed DeSantis pulling out and endorsing Trump, including the usual MAGA suspects such as Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz.

Many others said DeSantis made a miscalculation in not holding off until 2028 to run for President. Others suggested his far-right track record worked against him. DeSantis has made a name for himself nationwide with the “anti-woke” policies he’s championed in his home state. Sarah McBride, a trans, State Senator in Delaware, was among those to suggest such policies didn’t work everywhere.

California Governor Gavin Newsom, who took part in a televised debate against DeSantis a few weeks ago, couldn’t resist having a dig.

Mary Trump photo: Simon and Schuster/Peter Serling

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