In 2024, only one candidate may run
Trump threatens fellow party member DeSantis with revealing information
10/11/2022 2:07 pm (Updated)
Will Donald Trump run for the White House again in 2024? Tags are growing. The governor of Florida is also said to have ambitions. But Trump is suggesting that fellow Republican DeSantis drop that.
Former President Donald Trump threatened Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with an uncomfortable disclosure if he ran for the White House in 2024. Trump told Fox News he could “say particularly unpleasant things” about DeSantis. “I know more about him than anyone else – except perhaps his wife.”
Trump made a “very big announcement” on Monday, November 15. It can be assumed that he wants to announce his candidacy for the presidential elections of 2024, which has long been hinted at.
A strong competitor to Trump?
The 76-year-old remains popular with Republican voters. And the few Republican politicians who broke with him after his lies about presidential election fraud were ostracized by the party.
But in the country as a whole, Trump is stirring so much controversy that many Republicans such as DeSantis or former Vice President Mike Pence are believed to be challenging him with their nomination. The 44-year-old DeSantis, also positioned on the right, is a particularly strong contender. “If he starts, it could be very painful for him,” Trump said of the Florida governor. “I think he will make a mistake. I don’t think it will be in the party’s interest.”
Obviously DeSantis wins
In the Florida governor’s election, the 44-year-old confirmed his popularity. DeSantis apparently won the election against Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, according to forecasts by television stations CNN, Fox News and NBC. With nearly all votes counted, DeSantis led by 59.5 percent to 39.9 percent.
DeSantis has held state presidency in the southeastern United States since 2019. The right-wing politician is seen as the rising star of Republicans — and ahead of the 2024 presidential election as a potential rival within the party to former President Donald Trump.
(This article was first published on Wednesday, November 09, 2022.)