2016 Election

Donald Trump Scores Another Major Endorsement – Hello, Trey Gowdy!

Donald Trump and Trey Gowdy
Written by Onan Coca

The GOP presumptive nominee, Donald Trump’s relationship with popular GOP folk hero, Trey Gowdy (R-SC) got off to a rocky start a couple of months ago. After Gowdy chose to endorse Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mr. Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade that could be felt from New York all the way to South Carolina.

Fortunately for Mr. Trump, it seems that Rep. Gowdy has left the episode in the past, because on Friday’s episode of Meet the Press on MSNBC, he repeatedly told host Chuck Todd that he was endorsing and supporting Mr. Trump for President.

“I endorse Donald Trump. I was a [Marco] Rubio guy, and if Marco had won I would have expected the [Ted] Cruz supporters and the [John] Kasich supports and the Trump supporters to support my guy. My guy lost. When the jury speaks, I’m going to support the jury…

I actually didn’t think I was that hesitant. I was a Rubio guy and Marco lost, but I will enthusiastically support the Republican nominee.”

While Trump may not have needed Gowdy’s full-throated support, this endorsement will prove to be very important. Trey Gowdy holds a lot of cache with the grassroots GOP activists and his defense and support of Mr. Trump will help to soothe many concerns that some GOP voters have with voting for Donald Trump.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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