President Trump speculated about the 2024 Republican primary in an interview with Yahoo Finance, explaining what he thought would happen if he faced off against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis:
DC EXAMINER – Former President Donald Trump said in an interview transcript published Sunday that if he enters the 2024 presidential race, he does not expect to run against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis , adding that he’d “beat him” if he did choose to run.
Trump said he believed “most people would drop out” if he entered the presidential race, including the Florida governor, who has been a staunch supporter of Trump during his administration. The former president’s comments were made in an interview with Yahoo Finance set for publication Monday.
“If I faced him, I’d beat him like I would beat everyone else,” Trump said.
Trump boasted confidence in his ability to again receive the Republican nomination if he ran in 2024 but said he was not ready to commit this early.
“If I do run, I think that I’ll do extremely well,” he said, saying that he based his predictions on polling and “enthusiasm” from voters.
The governor of Florida recently knocked any rumors about a 2024 presidential bid, saying “speculation about me is purely manufactured” and reiterated that his main focus was on governing the Sunshine State.
Trump also suggested that people would love a Trump/DeSantis ticket:
Trump has lauded DeSantis’s work as a governor and has played into people’s speculation that he and DeSantis would make a good campaign duo, subbing former Vice President Mike Pence for DeSantis.
“They like that. … I’m just saying what I read and you read. They love that ticket,” Trump said in April.
Let’s make this interesting. in the poll below, tell me who you’d likely vote for in a 2024 Republican primary: