The Florida politician who wasted hundreds of thousands in taxpayer dollars by unsuccessfully trying to stop equal marriage has endorsed Donald Trump.

Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi was a fierce opponent of same-sex marriage until the very end, claiming in a legal brief that “disrupting Florida’s existing marriage laws would impose significant public harm”, and would cause “significant financial and logistical problems”.

The AG continued to fight against same-sex marriage until the very week that marriages began, filing desperate attempts to stall on the issue.

The thrice-married Ms Bondi – who was named ‘Loser of the Year’ for her sad attempts to stall equality – didn’t even give up once equality became law, filing a dispute in an attempt to avoid shelling out the hundreds of thousands of dollars that the case had racked up in legal fees.

When someone’s that much of a winner, you probably don’t even need us to tell you that she’s voting for Donald Trump.

She said: “I look around this country and this world and it frightens me now and it should frighten all of us.

“We are about the protection and security of our nation … [and] we need leadership.

“We need someone who is unafraid to lead and restore America to its greatness.

“Today I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States of America.”

She added: “I always listen to my mum and my mum is with Donald Trump and so am I!”

According to pro-Trump website Breitbart, a statement from Mr Trump said: “It is my great honour to receive the endorsement from a leader as highly respected as Attorney General Pam Bondi.

“I love the people of Florida, where over the years, I have invested my time, hundreds of millions of dollars and employed thousands of people.

“Pam is one of the many individuals I have formed a great relationship with and I am very proud to receive her support.”

The endorsement threatens to open old wounds, however – Ms Bondi faced questions in 2013 when she declined to take up a case against Trump University.

Critics noted at the time that Mr Trump appeared to have donated $25,000 to a committee associated with Bondi’s campaign around the time of the decision, though both deny wrongdoing.