Hatch endorses Trump after meeting
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Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchMellman: What happened after Ginsburg? Bottom line Bottom line MORE (R-Utah) on Thursday endorsed Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE for president after meeting with the presumptive GOP nominee and other Senate leaders. 

"I totally endorse him," Hatch said, according to Reuters.

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Hatch said in a statement before the meeting that he intended to support the GOP nominee all along.

"Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, I will do what I can to help him run a successful campaign," he said at the time.

Hatch, the Senate president pro tempore, originally endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the White House and then Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday Rubio signals opposition to Biden Cabinet picks Democrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks MORE (R-Fla.) after Bush ended his campaign.