Governor Rick Perry Suspending His Presidential Hopes: Was Donald Trump To Blame?

Governor Rick Perry has decided to drop out of the GOP race for 2016. Donald Trump, due to his financial influence and his massive lead in the polls, could be one of the biggest reasons for Perry’s presidential suspension.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time the former Texas Governor has left the race to the Oval Office. In the 2012 presidential campaign, he was a late entrant in a bid to eliminate Barack Obama from a second term. The Wall Street Journal reports that Perry had forgotten one of the three departments of government he had pledged to eliminate. This embarrassing slip had given Mitt Romney the edge he needed to come out ahead and nearly beat Obama out of a second term.

We all know how that turned out, but this time Barack Obama isn’t eligible for re-election due to the presidential two term limit. Now, democrats and republicans from all around are vying for the top spot, with Donald Trump appearing to lead in the polls.

Former Governor Rick Perry had entered the race earlier than last time, but he has realized he’s up against a candidate whose financial influence may be too much.

At first, it seemed Trump was an easy target in the debates when the media mogul had mentioned in a speech what his feelings were toward undocumented Mexican immigrants. Perry’s attack had come fierce in response to it.

“We cannot indulge nativist appeals that divide the nation further. The answer to our current divider-in-chief is not to elect a Republican divider-in-chief.”

“Demeaning people of Hispanic heritage is not just ignorant, it betrays the example of Christ. We can enforce our laws and our borders, and we can love all who live within our borders, without betraying our values.”

Governor Rick Perry had suddenly found himself losing the support of his financial backers. According to USA Today, Perry had found himself in the extreme minority among the primary polls and allegedly couldn’t afford to continue trying to win the nation over.

In the past month, Perry’s campaign had reportedly stopped paying his staffers in Texas and other states. His Iowa campaign chairman Sam Clovis had allegedly left the former Texas governor to work for Donald Trump. Perry’s super political action committees (PAC) had been unable to continue supporting his campaign in spite of a last minute push, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.

Donald Trump’s influence may very well be the reason why Governor Rick Perry has suspended his race for President of the United States for the second time.

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