US elections 2024, Trump wins the Republican caucuses in Iowa. DeSantis second

Donald Trump is the winner of the Republican caucuses in Iowa according to American media predictions. The former president achieved victory in less than half an hour after the opening of the caucuses, with just over 50% of the votes and a record gap of around 30 points, more than double Bob Dole’s record in 1988.

Trump: “Time to get back together”

“Thank you Iowa, I love you all!”. the former president wrote in a post on his social media site Truth. This is the time for our country to come back together, whether you are Republicans or Democrats, it’s time to get together and solve problems” Trump also declared after media projections declared him the winner of the primaries. “I want to thank the wonderful people of Iowa”, underlined the former president while congratulating Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley. The tycoon also thanked his wife Melania “the former First Lady and perhaps the future”. Trump also mentioned his mother-in-law, died a few days ago.

De Santis against the media for anticipating the results

The media’s choice to anticipate the results was harshly criticized by Ron De Santis’ team (placed second, according to Fox News). “It is absolutely outrageous that the media would participate in an election interference operation by declaring the winner before tens of thousands of Iowa residents have had a chance to vote,” Ron DeSantis’ communications director wrote. “The media is on Trump’s side and this is the most egregious example,” he accused.

Vivek Ramaswamy withdraws from the race: “Support for Trump”

However, the 36-year-old biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy withdraws from the race. Ramaswamy announced that he will leave the race for the 2024 elections and that he will support Donald Trump by inviting his supporters to vote for the tycoon. “We couldn’t get the surprise we wanted tonight,” the Republican candidate said. “I can’t be the next president of the United States. I’m very scared for our country, we need someone who thinks America first,” he said.