It’s time for Republicans to “unite behind Donald Trump,” according to conservative talk radio host and 2024 presidential contender Larry Elder, who announced he was suspending his campaign on Thursday night.
Elder announced his candidacy for president in April, but he was a long shot in the crowded GOP field due to his poor fundraising results and almost nonexistent polling statistics.
The conservative commentator, who unsuccessfully campaigned against California Governor Gavin Newsom in the 2021 recall election, praised the former president Trump’s conservative leadership and declared himself “proud” to support him.
Elder claimed that after putting his candidacy on hold, he personally met with the outgoing president to offer him his support.
Elder is the fourth far-fetched Republican contender to withdraw from the 2024 presidential contest.
Former Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez were the first to withdraw, and last week, Perry Johnson, a businessman from Michigan, also withdrew from the campaign before endorsing Trump.