The race for the White House is shaping up, as we are officially less than a year away from the 2024 election. It seems as a foregone conclusion that former President Donald Trump will face the incumbent Joe Biden in a rematch of the disputed 2020 election.
Donald Trump has an almost insurmountable lead, and we haven’t even gotten to the GOP primaries, yet he continues to stack endorsements from politicians, musicians, and celebrities everywhere. The most recent heavyweight to give Trump the nod is Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who just endorsed Trump for the 2024 election.
The former president was scheduled to join Abbott in Edinburg, Texas, for the annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition of serving tamales to Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers and Texas National Guardsmen who have been deployed to the southern border under the governor’s Operation Lone Star Program.
Endorsing Trump in a post on X, Abbott said, “Today, I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President. Now more than ever, America needs a President who will secure the border and prioritize national security. President Trump is the clear choice to get the job done.”
Trump endorsed the Texas Governor in 2021 as the conservative was planning reelection. Abbott won in a landslide over the Democrat challenger, largely on Trump’s endorsement, and now he is set to return the favor.
President Trump is making his third consecutive run at the White House and holds an absurdly large lead in the polls running up to primary season. Also-rans like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley trail Trump by double digits in recent polls.
Despite the attempts to jam Trump up with legal issues, the former President has seen his momentum build as he garners support from the black, Latino, and Hispanic communities. Of particular note is Trump’s stand and plans for immigration relating to his visit to the border.
Under Joe Biden, the southern border has become a sieve, and illegal immigration has exploded, overburdening cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. This has led Trump to pledge to take back border security and start the process of rounding up and deporting illegal immigrants.
Trump has pledged to launch a mass deportation effort, reinstate travel bans, and reinstate his 2019 “Remain in Mexico” program. Additionally, the former president said he would seek to end automatic citizenship for children born in the United States to immigrants who came in illegally.
Critics, including the Biden Administration, slammed Trump’s proposals, saying they would somehow violate the United States Constitution, the nation’s values, and the supposed rights of immigrants. Recent public sentiment in cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles has been critical of Biden’s failing border policies, as public resources have been stretched to the breaking point, going as far as to tap into funding for police and first responders in favor of illegal immigrants.
Governors like Greg Abbott have done all they can to stem the flow of illegals, but it simply isn’t enough. Abbott recently passed a controversial measure allowing state law enforcement officials to arrest suspected undocumented immigrants. Democrats are fighting the measure as expected.
There is no simple solution to the immigration issue, but it is clear something has to be done, and Joe Biden and the Democrats aren’t willing to do anything at all. Greg Abbott and President Trump acknowledge the issue that most Americans know is an urgent issue, and hopefully, the Texas governor’s endorsement can help propel Trump back into the White House.
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