Trump rolls out high-profile former GOP rivals to conclude New Hampshire campaign

 January 23, 2024

On the heels of a massive, decisive victory in Iowa last week, former President Donald Trump has received a momentous uptick in public support, including from several of his former GOP rivals.

According to the Washington Examiner, Trump wrapped up his extensive campaign in New Hampshire by bringing out his "super friends" in a show of solidarity and proof that the Republican Party can come together and rally behind Trump in his quest to unseat President Joe Biden.

Trump deployed his usual humor in introducing his former rivals on stage, which included Vivek Ramaswamy, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND).

"I didn’t love him when he was running, but I like him now," Trump said of Ramaswamy, who dropped out after Iowa. "It’s amazing the way you can like somebody when you win."

Trump's final rally was held in Laconia, New Hampshire, in front of an audience of excited and optimistic supporters.

Sen. Scott, who recently made news after he got engaged, fired up the Laconia crowd.

"If you want four more years of Donald Trump, let me hear you scream!" Scott said.

He added, "If you want the race to be over tomorrow, let me hear you scream! How many of you want four more years of low inflation under Donald Trump? How many of you want four more years of low crime and high law and order under Donald J. Trump?"

For his part, Trump heaped praise on Scott, who will likely prove to be an especially valuable asset as Trump sets his sights on the upcoming South Carolina primary.

"Everybody knows him, and today, it was a big story, the biggest story out there — he’s engaged to be married," Trump said.

The former president added, "We never thought this was going to happen! What’s going on? A very, very fine person, a man that we worked so closely and I worked so closely with. He’s been there now a long time and is one of the most respected people in all of Washington, Sen. Tim Scott."

Burgum's statement regarding his support for Trump was the most profound, in the eyes of many.

"I’ve had an opportunity to serve under Joe Biden as president and under Donald Trump," Gov. Burgum said. "When Donald Trump was president, our nation was safe, and our nation was prosperous. Joe Biden — his weakness has led to war, his weakness and his appeasement has led to our adversaries like Iran and Russia making hundreds of billions of dollars selling oil to China."