Only one candidate can contest in 2024
Trump threatens party colleague DeSantis with revelations
11/10/2022, 2:07 PM (Updated)
Will Donald Trump run for the White House again in 2024? Symptoms are developing. The Florida governor also reportedly has ambitions. But Trump is suggesting that fellow Republican DeSantis drop it.
Former President Donald Trump has threatened to disfavor Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if he runs for the White House in 2024. Trump told Fox News that he “can say things that are not particularly flattering” about DeSantis. “I know more about him than anyone—except maybe his wife.”
Trump had made a “very big announcement” on Monday, November 15. His candidacy for the 2024 presidential election has been hinted at for a long time.
Strong competition for Trump?
The 76-year-old remains popular among Republican voters. Some Republican politicians who broke with him after his lies about presidential election fraud were ostracized by the party.
But nationally, Trump is so controversial that many Republicans, such as DeSantis or his former vice president Mike Pence, are expected to challenge him with their own nominations. DeSantis, 44, is positioned on the right and is seen as a particularly strong contender. “If he starts, it’s going to be very painful for him,” Trump said of the Florida governor. “I think he will make a mistake and I don’t think it’s good for the party.”
DeSantis clearly won
In the gubernatorial election in Florida, the 44-year-old underscored his popularity. DeSantis clearly won the election against Democrat Charlie Crist, according to projections from CNN, Fox News and NBC. After nearly all the votes were counted, DeSantis led 59.5 percent to 39.9 percent.
DeSantis has been head of state in the Southeastern United States since 2019. The right-wing politician is considered a rising star in the Republican Party — and a potential intra-party challenger to former President Donald Trump ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
(This article was originally published on Wednesday, November 09, 2022.)
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