Trump Celebrates Victory in New Hampshire with Former Rivals Despite Playful Jabs

In a surprising turn of events, Donald Trump shared the stage with former rivals Tim Scott and Vivek Ramaswamy at his New Hampshire victory party.

Despite their past criticisms of Trump, they headlined the event, fueling speculation about their future political ambitions. Trump, in his characteristic style, took playful jabs at them during his introduction. Scott’s quick response, expressing love for Trump, diffused a potentially awkward moment.

The incident drew attention online, with pundits comparing it to Trump’s treatment of past supporters like Chris Christie and Ted Cruz. Despite the awkwardness, Scott appeared on news shows to endorse Trump further. However, he remained tight-lipped about his own political aspirations.

Meanwhile, another former rival, Ron DeSantis, seems uninterested in joining the Trump surrogate lineup. DeSantis, now Florida Governor, has voiced concerns about Trump’s vulnerabilities and an enthusiasm problem among Republican voters.

Trump’s consolidation of Republican support was evident in the extensive surrogate presence in New Hampshire, overshadowing Nikki Haley’s campaign.

With Trump gaining more endorsements, there are growing calls for Haley to exit the race and support Trump.

Ronna McDaniel, the Republican Party chairwoman, emphasized the need for unity around the eventual nominee, signaling Trump’s dominance in the party.

The developments highlight the complex dynamics within the Republican landscape as the 2024 race unfolds.

Credit : BBC

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