The GOP establishment has been trying to stop frontrunner Donald Trump for months now. That’s why it came as a shock when one of their proudest members endorsed The Donald on Thursday.
According to Breitbart, New York State GOP Chairman Ed Cox officially endorsed Trump on Thursday morning, two days after the business mogul’s landslide victory in New York.
“Donald Trump has remarkable potential to not only beat Hillary Clinton, but to restore the American dream by jumpstarting our economy and creating jobs, fixing our nation’s finances and building a strong national defense,” Cox said in a statement about his endorsement.
“As a newcomer to elected office, Donald Trump has shown remarkable political skill that has energized Americans who have felt disenfranchised by a government that hasn’t worked for them,” the Chairman continued “He has a record of cutting through bureaucratic dysfunction and his message to ‘Make America Great Again’ is exactly what we need after two failed terms of President Obama.”
Trump then released a statement of his own about the endorsement, saying, “I’m honored to have Ed’s endorsement and I look forward to working with him and the entire New York Republican Party as we head toward victory in November.”
This came a week after Cox expressed his hesitancy to endorse Trump.
“My duty to the state party, to the state committee, to myself as chairman of the state committee, that’s the most important thing and we planned that from the start,” he began.
That’s why the state committee did not endorse anyone at its convention, and there wasn’t even a resolution to endorse anyone. We all had the strategy. We suspected we would end up in this position, working with former governor Patterson who was then my counterpart as Chair, we decided we would have our primary on the 19th, being the ONLY state on the 19th. With at least a couple weeks run up to that. Five weeks to run up to it. With only three other smaller primaries in between.
We’re glad Cox eventually came around. Welcome to Team Trump!