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Donald Trump endorses North Carolina Representative Ted Budd for US Senate Lara Trump won’t run

Donald Trump endorses North Carolina Representative Ted Budd for US Senate after daughter-in-law Lara Trump announces she won’t run because her kids are too young

  • Donald Trump announced North Carolina Representative Ted Budd is to run for U.S. Senate during the 2022 primaries 
  • The announcement was made during a rally in the Tar Heel state on Saturday 
  • Those running in the 2022 primary are looking to replace Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who is retiring
  • Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump also said she had decided not to run in order to spend time with her young children 

Former president Donald Trump has endorsed North Carolina Representative Ted Budd to run for U.S. Senate

The announcement came after his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, confirmed she has no plans to run for a Senate seat in the Tar Heel state in 2022 because of her two toddlers. 

Donald Trump, introduced Budd of North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, as ‘your next senator’ to the crowd. 

Former U.S. President Donald Trump listens to Ted Budd announce he’s running for the NC Senate at the NCGOP state convention on June 5, 2021 in Greenville, North Carolina

Donald Trump announced North Carolina Representative Ted Budd is to run for U.S. Senate during the 2022 primaries

Donald Trump announced North Carolina Representative Ted Budd is to run for U.S. Senate during the 2022 primaries

‘A lot of you don’t know him that well, but you’re gonna know him probably within a few minutes,’ he said. ‘Ted Budd.’

‘I am giving him my complete and total endorsement,’ Trump said. ‘He will fight like hell. He will fight like nobody fights.’ 

At the podium, Budd thanked the Trumps for help on his 2018 and 2020 campaigns.

‘Let’s get back to making America great again,’ Budd told the audience.

Trump also took a moment to thank other potential challengers for holding off until it was decided whether Lara Trump was going to run or not. 

In December 2020, Budd tweeted about how he planned to object to the election results on January 6

In December 2020, Budd tweeted about how he planned to object to the election results on January 6

Budd announced his candidacy back in April where he slammed ‘the radical left’ and said President Biden was a ‘weak leader.’

‘The U.S. Senate is the last line of defense against becoming a woke, socialist, wasteland and I’m running to stop that, period,’ he told Fox News.   

Those running in the 2022 primary are looking to replace Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who is retiring.

Budd’s candidacy came after Trump’s daughter-in-law announced that she was not running for the seat.  

‘So I have been considering it and it’s a big decision in case nobody knew,’ Lara Trump began.

Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump also said she had decided not to run in order to spend time with her young children

Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump also said she had decided not to run in order to spend time with her young children

Those running in the 2022 primary are looking to replace Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who is retiring

Those running in the 2022 primary are looking to replace Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who is retiring

‘And its something I did a lot of soul-searching and thinking, talking with my father in law, my parents, my husband, Eric.

‘And because of the values my parents instilled in me they taught me that when you do something you give 100 per cent

‘Because of my two kids who are very young, one and three, Carolina and Luke, its going to be very hard for me to enter this senate race right now but I am saying no for now, not no for ever, just so you know…

‘At the right time, I would absolutely love to come back and run for something here in my home state.’ The Trumps announced they were instead backing North Carolina Representative Ted Budd for a Senate run. 

Lara is pictured with her husband Eric Trump and their two young children,  Luke and Carolina

Lara is pictured with her husband Eric Trump and their two young children,  Luke and Carolina

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