Donald Trump. Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Iowa, Caucus

Trump’s Iowa Caucus Victory Proves ‘Make America Great Again’ Still Alive And Well

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It was a cold night in Iowa on Dr. Martin Luther King Day, but the polls were heating up for Donald Trump and his supporters. 

The former President walked away a winner during the Iowa Caucus on Jan. 15, The Associated Press reported, moving closer to the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. During the lowest turned-out caucus in 25 years, Trump managed to reign supreme with a close-to-30-point win, passing Bob Dole’s historic 13-point win in 1988. 

Florida governor Ron DeSantis finished second, leaving former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley trailing in third. With the competition shrinking, outspoken conservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy ended his campaign after finishing in fourth place – eventually endorsing Trump – but not before claiming serious worry for this country. “There’s no path for me to be the next president absent things that we don’t want to see happen in this country,” he said. 

“I am very worried for our country. I think we are skating on thin ice as a nation.” 

But Trump was singing a different tune after his victory. During his speech, the four-time indicted businessman spoke of his hope for unity if he were to get re-elected. “We want to come together, whether it’s Republican or Democrat or liberal or conservative,” Trump said. “We’re going to come together. It’s going to happen soon.”

President Joe Biden caught wind of Trump’s historic win, taking the opportunity to push for support of his campaign on Twitter. “Looks like Donald Trump just won Iowa. He’s the clear front runner on the other side at this point,” Biden tweeted. “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.” 

For the runner-ups, all hope isn’t lost. DeSantis is visiting South Carolina before making his way to New Hampshire in hopes of keeping the conservative stronghold. “Because of your support, in spite of all of what they threw at us, we got our ticket punched out of Iowa,” DeSantis told supporters. Meanwhile, Haley’s focus is already in New Hampshire, as, according to CNN, independent and undecided voters may be her last chance at securing the nomination over Trump.