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Trump Tries to Save Republican Party By Discouraging DeSantis 2024 Run

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It’s no secret Donald Trump wants Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) to stay out of the 2024 presidential race.

In a recent Truth Social post, Trump tried to discourage DeSantis from entering the race by predicting the devastating defeat would affect the governor’s chances of holding any future political office.

“Ron DeSantis is a young man who is not doing well against me in the polls, to put it mildly,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “I believe that if he decides to run for President, which will only hurt and somewhat divide the Republican Party, he will lose the cherished and massive MAGA vote, and never be able to successfully run for office again.”

“If he remains Governor, which is what Florida voters assumed, it would be a whole different story….JUST SAYIN’ – But who knows?” Trump added.

DeSantis has not yet announced whether he is running for president in 2024, but he is widely expected to enter the race once Florida’s legislative session concludes.

The governor is widely viewed as Trump’s most formidable potential challenger based on polling data, however, national polls have shown Trump with a healthy lead over DeSantis and other potential challengers for the 2024 GOP nomination. 

Trump and his team have ramped up attacks on DeSantis in recent weeks, even threatening to blacklist any officials who support the Governor from future positions.

According to a new report by right-of-center publication RealClearPolitics, Trump’s campaign has informed conservative operatives that anyone who works for the Florida governor will be blackballed.

According to sources with direct knowledge of the edict, Justin Caporale, who helps lead the advance team for the former president, has said that anyone who staffed a recent DeSantis book tour will be considered “persona non grata.” A top Trump ally was more comprehensive, telling RealClearPolitics that the prohibition would apply to more than just the junior aides tasked with setting up folding chairs and hanging banners.

“It’s a time for choosing,” the source close to the former president said. “If you work for Ron DeSantis’ presidential race, you will not work for the Trump campaign or in the Trump White House.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. From my point of view its time for Trump and DeSantis to put their egos aside and do something for the country. I agree either of them are better then Biden and we need one of them to take the office to save this country. But I want more!!! I want to have Republican’s to hold the Presidency for 12 years. I think a Trump DeSantis ticket is unbeatable and if they ran between the two we would hold the Presidency for 12 years.

  2. WONT Work
    UNITE on Policies OK Both.
    End the squabble
    End the petty games
    Ron has ideas that can apply to the nation

  3. Trump needs to stop the negative comments and attack ads about fellow republicans. He is damaging the Republican Party and making himself look small. I voted for him in both presidential elections. However, I won’t vote for him in the Republican primary if he keeps doing this.

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