The following article, Trump Privately Pummels Possible 2024 GOP Challenger, was first published on Flag And Cross.
It is hard to see any other outcome in 2024 than Donald Trump easily winning the Republican Party’s nomination for presidential candidacy, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t folks out there who are looking to temp fate.
Of those who could give Trump a run for his money, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis likely has the best shot at sneaking away with the nomination, thanks in no small part to his recent efforts to raise his national presence via aggressive COVID policies.
But Trump isn’t worried about DeSantis. In fact, he thinks he’s rather dull.
As polls continue to put Ron DeSantis in the top spot for the 2024 nomination without Donald Trump on the ballot, sources confirmed to Axios that the former president has been privately trashing the popular Florida governor.
“In the context of the 2024 election, he usually gives DeSantis a pop in the nose in the middle of that type of conversation,” an anonymous source told Axios.
The source noted that Trump does not consider the Florida governor a serious threat in 2024, asserting he “has no personal charisma and has a dull personality.”
There may be another issue at play.
Another source argued that the former president’s dissatisfaction with DeSantis stems from the fact that the governor “won’t say he won’t run [in 2024].”
“The others have stated pretty clearly they won’t challenge him,” the source said.
Trump reportedly said, “What’s the big deal? Why won’t he just say he’s not going to run against me?”
Trump has not yet officially announced any plans for 2024, with many believing that such a declaration will not come until after the 2022 midterms are over.
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