While former President Trump has strongly hinted at mounting a third presidential campaign in 2024 he’s still keeping details close to the vest. During an interview with The Washington Examiner, Trump’s son Donald Jr. gave some insight into who he thinks will win the Republican nomination if his father doesn’t run.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“You’ll have to ask him,” Trump Jr. laughed when asked about a third run for his family’s patriarch.
“If I’m going to be totally objective about it,” he said when pressed on the current slate of Republicans already angling for the nomination, “I think, you know, what Ron DeSantis has done in Florida is outstanding.”
“I mean, he didn’t fall for the narrative. I think he’s learned, perhaps through watching [Donald] Trump, you know, what the media will try to do to you if you do take those kinds of stances,” the former first son added. “I think he’s been proven, you know, virtually 100% correct on those things.”
Trump Jr. contended that DeSantis has “certainly a very bright continuing future, whether that’s with my father, whether that’s — if my father doesn’t run — on his own.” The son appeared to, like his father, suggest DeSantis would make a solid running mate for the Donald, which would mean ditching former Vice President Mike Pence.
Multiple polls have shown DeSantis as the top contender if Trump doesn’t launch another campaign but with 2024 still be far in the distance the field is wide open.