The decisive victory of former president Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses on Monday has solidified his supremacy in the Republican presidential nomination contest for 2024, displacing his competitors.
A multitude of schools, churches, and community centers throughout the state hosted the caucus, notwithstanding the participants being exposed to perilous driving conditions and critical temperatures. However, as a result of an exceptionally high turnout of voters, Trump emerged victorious in the Iowa Republican caucuses by nearly 30 percentage points, eclipsing the previous record of approximately 13 points set by war hero Bob Dole in 1988.
Joe Biden declared on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, in the immediate aftermath of the Iowa result being formally announced that Trump is unquestionably the preeminent candidate in the Republican presidential election.
Biden expeditiously initiated his fundraising campaign following the victory of Trump. During this, he executed a menacing motion. Subsequently, he criticized vehemently “extreme MAGA Republicans,” who are notorious for wanting to prioritize the United States above all 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.
Following this, Biden issued a request for donations in support of his campaign.
Looks like Donald Trump just won Iowa. He’s the clear front runner 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.
So if you’re with us, chip…
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 16, 2024
During his interview with Fox News on Monday after the race was called, Trump described how he felt “invigorated” and “greatly honored” following his victory in the caucuses.
“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.”
Post-caucuses, Vivek Ramaswamy withdrew his candidacy and openly endorsed Donald Trump.
During the 2024 election, Ramaswamy, who was a neophyte in politics, achieved considerable acclaim and a transient surge in support through his advocacy for popular policies and consistent acclaim of Trump.
Monday, following the caucuses, in which he was anticipated to finish in fourth place, Ramaswamy declared the end of his campaign.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“It is true that we did not achieve the surprise that we wanted to deliver tonight,” Ramaswamy explained. “As of this moment, we are going to suspend this presidential campaign. Earlier tonight, I called Donald Trump to tell him that I congratulated him on his victory. And now, going forward, he will have my full endorsement for the presidency.”
Ramaswamy received around 8% of the vote, coming in third place. Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley finished ahead of him, with roughly twenty percent of the vote each, securing second and third place, respectively. Conversely, Trump set new records in the fiercely disputed caucus by garnering more than fifty percent of the ballots. CONTINUE READING…