Donald Trump has always portrayed himself as a winner. The last thing he ever wants, however, is to actually have to compete. The former president has decided that he will be the 2024 Republican nominee and anyone in his pah has to be shut down.
So Trump is having a hard time with Ron DeSantis. The ambitious Florida governor has paid the 45th president the proper deference. Still. the governor is a real contender to be the next GOP nominee. And according to reports, that has left Trump seething.
According to the Politico playbook:get
“Donald Trump has been complaining to members and guests at Mar-a-Lago that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis still hasn’t joined the other 2024 hopefuls in pronouncing that he won’t run for president if Trump runs. One guest suspects that Trump’s gripes are so frequent because he is planting them in hopes that they’ll get back to DeSantis. Trump has told his advisers that DeSantis privately assured him that he won’t run if Trump does, but that’s not enough for the former president — he wants DeSantis to say it in public. Trump has even suggested that DeSantis shouldn’t underestimate his Democratic challenger CHARLIE CRIST, calling him a ‘killer.”
It is a long time until 2024 and time will tell who the GOP nominee will be. Te selection process, however, will certainly be dramatic.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.