Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he will support Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s nominee for president.
Dalrymple spokesman Jeff Zent said Thursday that the governor will back the party’s nominee, and if that ends up being Trump, “then that’s who he will support.”
While Trump doesn’t yet have the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the GOP nomination, he was virtually assured it when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich both suspended their campaigns this week.
Dalrymple wasn’t available for an interview Thursday, Zent said. When asked by KFGO radio host Dan Hammer on Wednesday if he will endorse Trump, Dalrymple joked, “Well, I’m pretty much down to one choice, aren’t I?” according to a podcast of the interview.
“I have said all along the way that I will be supporting the Republican nominee, whoever that turns out to be, and that looks like it’s going to be Donald Trump, so I will be supporting him,” Dalrymple told Hammer.
Dalrymple also said he believes Trump can unite the Republican Party.
“He has shown skills at being able to bring people together, groups of people. Will he be able to do it? We’ll watch and see,” he told Hammer.