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Ann Coulter Says ‘Trump Is Over’, Sets Up Potential 2024 GOP Split By Backing ‘Dull’ DeSantis

Ann Coulter Says ‘Trump Is Over’, Sets Up Potential 2024 GOP Split By Backing ‘Dull’ DeSantis

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Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter has made it official to her audience: she is done with Donald Trump and has her eye on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as the 2024 Republican nominee, setting up a potential rift in a party already fractured by those still pushing Trump’s Big Lie as others are ready to move on.

In a new interview in the New York Times, Coulter declares, “Trump is over,” to reporters Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin, who addressed the growing tensions between Trump and DeSantis. On January 12th Coulter tweeted about the rift, using the phrase “booster status” as a double entendre. Trump, in a recent interview, was obviously referring to DeSantis when he slammed Republicans who are too “gutless” to say whether or not they have received a COVID-19 booster shot. Trump has also signaled that he’s finished with DeSantis by giving him a new nickname: ‘Dull DeSantis,’ and from this point forward, it’s expected the party will align based on personal loyalties and alliances.

ESTERO, FL – OCTOBER 31: President Donald Trump greets Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis during a campaign rally at the Hertz Arena on October 31, 2018 in Estero, Florida. President Trump continues traveling across America to help get the vote out for Republican candidates running for office. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In a strange reversal from last year at this time, Trump has been aggressively promoting COVID-19 vaccines as of late, saying that he got a booster shot and urging others to do the same. DeSantis, however, has been evasive when asked about COVID-19 booster shots, obviously fearful of saying anything that might offend anti-vaxxers despite record cases in his state.

The Times piece says DeSantis is usually the first name Republicans cite as a possible Trump-style contender not named Trump. “DeSantis would be a formidable 2024 candidate in the Trump lane should Trump not run,” said Dan Eberhart, a Republican donor. “He’s Trump but a little smarter, more disciplined and brusque without being too brusque.”

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The Times piece also quotes Trump as saying, “I wonder why the guy won’t say he won’t run against me,” a typical tactic to bully DeSantis indirectly by repeating it to his associates and advisers and then into the public consciousness via social media. Meanwhile, Coulter will continue to stir the pot and stoke the MAGA fires over the former Florida friends now fighting for dominance over the Republican party, leaving many to wonder where the loyalties will ultimately land.

Read the full profile at The New York Times.

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