Hatch endorses Trump after meeting
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Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchKey Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock Trump awards Medal of Freedom to racing industry icon Roger Penske Trump holds more Medal of Freedom ceremonies than predecessors but awards fewer medals MORE (R-Utah) on Thursday endorsed Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign 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 RubioApple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones Senators offer bill to create alternatives to Huawei in 5G tech Surging Sanders draws fresh scrutiny ahead of debate MORE (R-Fla.) after Bush ended his campaign.