WATCH: Pres. Trump Endorses Jeff Landry
Jeff Landry, the current Attorney General of Louisiana, has received an endorsement from former President Donald Trump to become the state's next governor. Trump praised Landry in a brief video clip, calling him a "fantastic attorney general" and someone who "wants to stop crime."
Landry has been closely aligned with Trump since 2016 and has previously received an endorsement from Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. In March, Landry announced that he would be visiting Trump at his home in Florida to seek his blessing, and the meeting took place in April.
After leaving the White House, Trump still remains popular among Louisiana Republicans and is considered a leading candidate for the party's presidential nomination.
The endorsement comes as a super PAC supporting Stephen Waguespack, former CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, began airing a TV ad supporting his candidacy for governor.