Fox News personality Laura Ingraham made a strong declaration on her broadcast, urging the other prospective Republican presidential aspirants, specifically Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis, to acknowledge defeat and endorse Donald Trump.
Trump’s resounding triumph in the Iowa caucuses, which Ingraham characterized as a crucial turning point for the GOP, was subsequently followed by this.
“This is my advice to the last three, and that’s the focus of tonight’s angle. After what we witnessed in Iowa last night, it’s time for everyone to start living in the real world,” she exclaimed. Trump’s triumph in Iowa, while grappling with numerous indictments and managing court appearances alongside his campaign, served to reinforce his position as a strong political powerhouse.
Ingraham’s communication was unambiguous and straightforward, particularly in reference to Ron DeSantis, whose campaign endeavors she recognized by stating: “He outperformed last night. He beat Nikki Haley’s war chest. So he has a lot to be proud of.”
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She warned, “But he’s simply not going to be president this time around.” Ingraham said that the continued presence of DeSantis in the race would not benefit him and might, and in fact, harm his future political prospects. “Every day that Ron DeSantis stays on the campaign trail criticizing Trump is a day that hurts Ron DeSantis’ political future.”
Ingraham’s criticism became more pointed as she shifted her focus to Nikki Haley. She strongly criticized Haley for adhering to the guidance of expensive campaign advisors and soliciting backing from well-known individuals who are opposed to Trump.
“Stop listening to your high-priced campaign consultants,” Ingraham suggested, insinuating that these techniques were disconnected from the party’s core supporters. In addition, she highlighted the Democrats’ backing of Haley in the caucuses as a calculated maneuver against Trump, emphasizing that “Democrats turned out in huge numbers to support her.”
Trump emerged as the winner of the , a crucial and influential event that takes place early in the U.S. presidential primary process, on Monday night.
In the Iowa Republican Caucus, Trump held a significant lead with 56,260 votes, accounting for 51.0% of the total, resulting in him receiving 20 delegates. The candidates who came closest to him in the election were Ron DeSantis, who received 23,420 votes (21.2%) and 9 delegates, and Nikki Haley, who received 21,085 votes (19.1%) and 8 delegates.
The result bolstered Trump’s standing in the Republican competition. Nevertheless, DeSantis, who came in a significantly lower position in Iowa, remains resolute. He intends to persist with his campaign endeavors in New Hampshire and South Carolina, with the goal of confronting Donald Trump and Haley.
Ingraham offered strategic counsel to former President Trump, commending the effectiveness of his campaign’s current approach. “You’ve run a very smart campaign. You never back down.” Ingraham advised Trump to prioritize the upcoming general election and develop a thorough plan to fight the Democrats’ endeavors.
During her episode, Ingraham emphasized the concept of cohesion and resilience within the Republican Party, which is bolstered by Trump’s stewardship. “The party is more unified now, but behind him and his policies, than at any time since the Reagan years,” she asserted.
In conclusion, Ingraham stated that “It’s time to follow the people. Their advice is a lot better. And most of the Republican voters are saying one word: Trump.”
Joe Biden utilized the social media platform X, previously referred to as Twitter, shortly after Iowa was officially declared and expressed that Trump is the unequivocal leading candidate in the GOP presidential contest.
Biden promptly launched his fundraising drive in the wake of Trump’s triumph. While doing so, he made a chilling move. He proceeded by vehemently criticizing “extreme MAGA Republicans” who are known for desiring to put America first over other nations.
“Looks like Donald Trump just won Iowa. He’s the clear frontrunner on the other side at this point. But here’s the thing: this election was always going to be you and me vs. extreme MAGA Republicans. It was true yesterday and it’ll be true tomorrow,” Biden posted.
Subsequently, Biden made a plea for contributions towards his campaign.
Trump expressed his feelings of being “invigorated” and “greatly honored” following his victory in caucuses during his interview with Fox News on Monday after the race was called.
“It really is an honor that, minutes after, they’ve announced I’ve won — against very credible competition — great competition, actually. It is a tremendous thing and a tremendous feeling. We have to get our country back,” Trump said on Fox News. “Our country has gone through so many bad things over the last three years and it is continuing to go through bad things.”
Vivek Ramaswamy halted his candidacy and publicly supported Trump following the caucuses.
Ramaswamy, a political novice in the 2024 election, garnered widespread recognition and enjoyed a temporary jump in the polls by promoting popular policies and consistently lauding Trump.