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Donald Trump on hypothetical 2024 DeSantis race: ‘It’s his prerogative’

Former President Donald Trump weighed in on the chatter about the possibility of another presidential bid and said he wasn’t sure Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) would throw his hat in the ring. However, Trump eventually expressed his confidence, predicting that he would defeat his political ally.

Trump told the New Yorker he is “very close to making a decision” on whether to run in 2024. The former commander-in-chief has hinted at a Trump-Biden rematch several times over the past year and a half.

In December 2020, he Told Republicans at White House Christmas Party, “We’re trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.

During an appearance at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, Trump again hinted:

“And it’s a crowd. We broke the record again, but they’re going to find out the hard way starting November 8, and then even more in November 2024,” Trump said at the time.

Former US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida on February 26, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Former US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida on Feb. 26, 2022 (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images).

“They will find out like never before that we did it twice. And we will do it again. We will do it again. A third time,” he said. said.

He dropped yet another clue the following month at a rally in Georgia, narrative the crowd, “And now we might have to do it again.”

As poll after poll shows Trump dominating in a hypothetical 2024 Republican primary field, DeSantis continued to arrive in a distant second as he rose into the national spotlight throughout the Chinese coronavirus and remained outspoken throughout. of Biden’s tenure. However, DeSantis has not indicated that he plans to run for president, explaining in the past that he is focused on re-election midterm.

U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis, Republican of Florida and candidate for governor of Florida, speaks during a rally with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida on July 31, 2018. ( Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Ron DeSantis (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

“I don’t know if Ron is running, and I’m not asking him,” Trump told the New Yorker. “It’s his prerogative. I think I would win.

Although there have been reports of infighting between the two over the past year, DeSantis and Trump have dispelled those rumors. In January, DeSantis’ office dismissed rumors of establishment media infighting as “baseless stories” that are “merely attempts by corporate media activists to distract from the failures of the Biden administration.

“As the governor said when asked about the rumors last week, ‘That’s what the media does.’ And, as President Trump mentioned last night on HannityGovernor DeSantis has always said media stories can’t get in the way of their friendship,” DeSantis publicist Christina Pushaw told Breitbart News at the time.

“All of these anonymous and baseless stories were just attempts by corporate media activists to distract from the failures of the Biden administration,” she added.

In turn, Trump described DeSantis as “a good guy” who “does a good job.”

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