Trump responds to reports that DeSantis will fundraise for his campaign in 2024

by Summer Lane

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Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., dropped out of the Republican presidential primary race earlier this year when it became clear that President Donald Trump would easily sweep to winning the nomination in 2024.

Since then, he has extended his endorsement to Trump’s presidential bid and scaled back his national efforts, once again focusing on gubernatorially leading Florida. In a new twist, a report from NBC News has claimed that Gov. DeSantis is privately telling private donors that he is planning on fundraising for Trump.

According to RSBN, Trump commented on this rumored possibility at an event on Wednesday at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, remarking “welcome back” to the governor.

Trump explained, “Today, I heard very nice things. I heard he’s going to campaign very hard for me. And he’s going to raise a lot of money for me. Ron, we like you. Welcome back.”

Trump also confirmed that he had raised around $14 million in fundraising cash on Wednesday alone, per RSBN. The money was raised between dual fundraisers – one in Atlanta, Georgia, and another event in Orlando, Florida.

Per NBC’s initial report, former co-chair of DeSantis’s national finance advisory board, Roy Bailey, told the outlet of the Florida governor’s likely move to raise money for Trump, “I will follow the governor’s lead and I will do anything that he or President Trump ask me to do to help him win this election.”

Trump’s chances of winning back the White House in 2024 are strong. According to a new poll from ActiVote, he is leading Biden nationwide by six points, and among Independents, he has a 16-point lead over his Democrat opponent headed into the November election.

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