Ron DeSantis has withdrawn from the Republican primary race, leaving just Donald Trump and Nikki Haley battling for the nomination ahead of New Hampshire’s primary on Tuesday.
The Florida governor said he did not have “a clear path to victory” and was suspending his campaign to endorse Donald Trump.
In a video posted on X, he said that while he had “had disagreements with Donald Trump”, he was “superior to the current incumbent, Joe Biden”.
“He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear,” he said.
“Following our second place finish in Iowa, we’ve prayed and deliberated on the way forward,” he said.
“If there was anything I could do to produce a more favourable 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 now suspending my campaign.”