Trump: A DeSantis run would ‘hurt’ and ‘divide the Republican Party’

by Summer Lane

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President Trump issued a solemn warning this week when it came to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s potential presidential ambitions, noting that a 2024 presidential campaign from the popular conservative leader would “hurt and somewhat divide the Republican Party.”

Trump explained in a new video, “Ron DeSantis is a young man who is not doing well against me in the polls, to put it mildly. I believe that if he decides to run for president, which will only hurt and somewhat divide the Republican Party – which we don’t need – he will lose the cherished and massive MAGA vote, and never be able to successfully run for office again. I believe that.”

DeSantis has not yet announced an official bid for the presidency, but he has not denied that he will run, either. The Florida governor has also been busy touring the country recently, visiting key battleground states like Nevada, Iowa, Ohio and Texas.

“If he remains governor, which is what Florida voters assumed he would do,” Trump continued, cracking a small smile, “it would be a whole different story. Just sayin’. But who knows?”

The president also said that his own campaign was getting job requests from people currently working for the DeSantis campaign. “Ron’s Poll numbers are dropping so fast and furious that many people are speculating he’s not going to run,” Trump added.

Since November, President Trump has regained what seems like unstoppable momentum in the GOP 2024 primary political polls.

As reported by RSBN, Trump has eclipsed DeSantis as the preferred GOP nominee by around 30 points in most polls. For example, Morning Consult’s most recent 2024 National Republican Primary poll (April 14-16) found that Trump had earned 53 percent of the GOP vote for the 2024 nomination against DeSantis’s 24 percent.

“I’m leading in Texas by 42 points,” Trump declared. “[And] Iowa and New Hampshire by a lot. Overall, by close to 40 and by 10 against the scammer, Joe Biden.”

Via J.L. Partners Polls, Trump holds a 33-point lead for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire and 30-point lead in Iowa, per Interactive Polls.

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