Trump Says He Hasn’t Asked if Ron DeSantis is Running in ’24

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Trump isn’t concerned about Republican star Ron DeSantis’ purported presidential plans. The former president said during an interview that he hasn’t asked if DeSantis is planning to run for president in 2024.

According to The Hill: 

“I don’t know if Ron is running, and I don’t ask him,” Trump told The New Yorker in an interview. “It’s his prerogative. I think I would win.”

Of course, it’s not the first time Trump has fired a warning shot at DeSantis, a former congressman who has risen to prominence among Republicans in recent years as he uses his perch in the Florida governor’s mansion to pursue a laundry list of ultra-conservative policies.

Trump has repeatedly teased a 2024 presidential bid since leaving the White House last year. In his interview with The New Yorker, he said that he was “very close to making a decision” on another campaign.

Still, DeSantis’s own potential political ambitions have irked Trump, who endorsed him during his 2018 gubernatorial bid and believes that he is responsible for DeSantis’s political success.

DeSantis has repeatedly avoided giving a direct answer about his 2024 political plans. The Florida governor has maintained he’s solely focused on winning his gubernatorial re-election and helping Republicans take back the House.


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