Former President Donald Trump in a statement on Friday endorsed Governor Bill Lee (R-TN) in his campaign to seek a second term as Tennessee’s governor.

In the brief statement, Trump pointed out Lee’s record on a host of key issues, including support for law enforcement and border security.

“Governor Bill Lee is an outsider who led the Great State of Tennessee through difficult times, without compromising his Conservative Values. Tennesseans enjoy more freedom than ever before. He fully supports Law Enforcement, Strong Borders, the Second Amendment, our Military and our Vets. Re-electing Bill Lee means putting America first. Bill has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Trump said.

Lee, who Trump highlighted as an “outsider,” was first elected in 2018 after primarily serving in the private sector during his career. Before being elected, Lee presided as the CEO of the Lee Company, a family-owned facilities and construction projects company.

Vying for a second four-year term in 2022, Lee is likely to be bolstered by former President Trump’s endorsement.

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