Former President Trump on Sunday denied a report that he asked Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) for an endorsement in the 2024 presidential election.
The New York Times reported on March 4 that Trump, who announced his White House bid last year, was having difficulty garnering public support from former allies, noting that Trump was “disappointed” after Huckabee Sanders, his former White House press secretary, reportedly said she would not yet publicly support him.
Trump refuted the claims in a post on Truth Social, slamming the report as fake.
“As per a rather unimportant Fake News report in the NYT, I never asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders for an endorsement,” Trump wrote.
“I give endorsements, I don’t generally ask for them. With that being said, nobody has done more for her than I have, with the possible exception of her great father, Mike!” he added.
Huckabee Sanders previously sidestepped questions about whether she would back Trump in the next presidential election.
“My focus isn’t on 2024,” Sanders told Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday” in January.
The Hill has reached out to Huckabee Sanders’s office for comment.
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This story was originally published March 5, 2023, 11:11 PM.