Trump Wins Missouri GOP Caucus

Former President Donald Trump handily carried the Missouri Republican caucus for president this weekend. His win followed a string of victories over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) and placed Trump closer to clinching the 2024 Republican nomination for president.

The former president carried the Saturday morning contest with the vote of all 247 statewide delegates. He would win 100% of the vote in the wider tally of more than 900 delegates. Trump’s victory gave him 54 national delegates toward the GOP nomination.

Following the win, the former president thanked residents of the state.

“Together, WE are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!” he wrote on social media.

Trump’s win in the Show Me State came as he won two other significant nominating contests in Michigan and Idaho.

Trump’s endorsement by Michigan Republicans at the state convention came after he won a large victory over Haley in the state’s primary last week.

Separately, the former president won more than 84% of the vote in the Idaho caucus Saturday. Haley gained just under 14% of the vote. The former president won most of the state’s delegates.

Trump’s win came after the state shifted its traditional primary system for a caucus similar to the one held in Iowa.

Trump won the Iowa caucus earlier this year over Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Following Trump’s sizeable win there, DeSantis and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the race and both endorsed the former president.

The former president’s recent victories also came after a substantial win in Haley’s home state of South Carolina. Trump had been endorsed by both of the state’s senators, as well as South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R).

Despite Haley losing every primary and caucus so far in the nominating process, she has vowed to stay in the race. This includes remaining in the race during the important Super Tuesday primaries, in which the former president is expected to sweep every state.