Larry Elder ends presidential run, endorses Trump

October 28, 2023

Popular conservative talk show host Larry Elder ended his presidential run on Thursday, dropping out of the race and endorsing former President Donald Trump in a statement.

Trump has his “full support to Make America Great Again, end the epidemic of fatherless homes, reign in spending, and restore law & order," Elder said.

“The breakdown of the family structure and the absence of positive father figures in the lives of many children have far-reaching consequences for our society, including the crime wave we are currently seeing in America today,” he said. “I hope that my campaign has helped shine a light on these critical issues and sparked important conversations about how we can solve them.”

Elder did not poll high enough to participate in GOP debates and was at 1% when he dropped out of the race.

He tried unsuccessfully to defeat California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in a recall election last year.

Trump has now reached 60% support in 2024 primary polling, with all challengers now in the single digits.