- Donald Trump took a shot at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Truth Social.
- He shared a publish claiming he’d merely defeat DeSantis, writing “I AGREE.”
- Their rivalry is heating up amid rumors they might every run for presidency in 2024.
Former President Donald Trump took a shot at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on his Truth Social platform, amid speculation the pair will be most important rivals in the battle for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
In the publish, Trump shared a clip of podcaster and former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly being interviewed by BlazeTV host Dave Rubin about a potential Trump-DeSantis showdown.
“The only way DeSantis is going to become the Republican nominee is if Trump chooses not to run and endorses him or dies,” she remarks in the clip, saying that hardcore MAGA supporters would under no circumstances abandon Trump.
“I AGREE” posted Trump, in a contact upon the clip.
It’s the latest in a sequence of barbs Trump has aimed towards Desantis, whom he endorsed when DeSantis was running for governor in 2018, only for DeSantis to emerge as a rival decide in the GOP.
While neither has formally declared they’re working for the presidency, every are establishing alliances in preparation for an anticipated 2024 rivalry.
Trump has continued to baselessly declare the 2020 election was stolen from him as he gears up a doable bid to return to office, whereas DeSantis has modeled his political mannequin on high-profile stunts designed to appeal to the MAGA base, such as sending a plane of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
He is presently battling for reelection as governor, and in a debate collectively along with his Democratic rival, Charlie Crist, this week would not commit to serving a full time interval if he wins. Trump strongly hinted at one different presidential bid at a rally last weekend.
Trump infamously aimed sexist insults at Kelly after she challenged him over earlier misogynistic remarks whereas he was working for president in 2015.