Hatch endorses Trump after meeting
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Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump administration backs Oracle in Supreme Court battle against Google Timeline: Trump and Romney's rocky relationship Key Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock MORE (R-Utah) on Thursday endorsed Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals 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 RubioGOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman Agencies play catch-up over security concerns with TikTok Sanders: 'Unfair to simply say everything is bad' in Cuba under Castro MORE (R-Fla.) after Bush ended his campaign.