After winning the Iowa primary with historic numbers, President Trump gave a speech and promised an administration role to former presidential candidate Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota.
In his speech, Trump shared, “What people don’t know is that Doug actually supported me on the other side twice already.”
Trump continued “I hope that I’m going to be able to call on him to be a piece of the administration, a very important piece of the administration.”
Watch the moment Trump said it here:
"I want Doug Burgum in my administration." pic.twitter.com/ImfFV2Gc0r
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 16, 2024
Trump teases ex-rival Doug Burgum could hold 'important' admin role after Iowa winhttps://t.co/J4kfWnhcpe
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Here’s what Fox News shared:
Former President Trump praised ex-rival North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on an Iowa stage Monday night, promising him an “important” role in the next administration.
Trump, who swept all but one of Iowa’s 99 counties during the first in the nation caucuses Monday, has yet to announce his choice of a 2024 running mate.
“Doug Burgum from North Dakota, the governor and his beautiful wife, Catherine, and he got out of the race,” Trump said following his projected Iowa win, addressing the North Dakota governor on stage beside him. Burgum notably suspended his 2024 campaign in December, just six months after launching his dark horse presidential bid.
“What people don’t know is that he actually supported me on the other side twice already. Right?” Trump said of Burgum. “That he decided to do it and he was outstanding. But the traction is never easy, right? You need controversy for traction sometimes. And this guy is the most solid guy. There’s no controversy whatsoever. And he’s one of the best governors in our country. And I hope that I’m going to be able to call on him to be a piece of the administration, a very important piece of the administration.”
President Trump is going to win the Republican nomination and it’s not going to be close. Joe Biden is wrong on energy, wrong on the economy, and wrong on national security. President Trump will put America back on track! pic.twitter.com/FbWqrf6Dww
— Doug Burgum (Text "DOUG" to 70177) (@DougBurgum) January 15, 2024
North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum endorsed Donald Trump for president on the eve of the Iowa caucuses after dropping his own bid for the presidency last month.
Burgum, who became the first of Trump’s former GOP rivals to endorse him for president, joined Trump on stage at a campaign rally Sunday.
“Four years ago, I was speaking on behalf of President Trump at the Iowa caucuses in Sioux City, and today, I’m here to do something that none of the other presidential primary candidates have done,” Burgum said. “And that’s endorse Donald J. Trump for the president of the United States of America.”