Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Trump-Biden debate clash The Memo: Debate or debacle? Democrats rip Trump for not condemning white supremacists, Proud Boys at debate MORE, CNN reports. 


CNN's Dana Bash said Thursday on "Out Front" that she had spoken to Perry, who said he would support Trump and do everything to help him.

"Rick Perry just told me in a phone call from his home state of Texas that he does support Donald Trump and he's going to do everything he can to help Donald Trump get elected," Bash said. "He said that he believes in the process, and the process meaning the voters inside the Republican electorate clearly said Donald Trump should be the guy, and he is going to follow that process."

Perry, who has run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 and 2016, reportedly ruled out a third-party run and said he would be open to serving as Trump's vice president.

Perry was a fierce Trump critic during and after his own presidential bid and threw his support behind Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGrassley says disclosing Trump's tax records without authorization could violate law Supreme Court nominee gives no clues in GOP meeting Barrett to sit with McConnell and other GOP senators in back-to-back meetings MORE (R-Texas).