Trump strikes as DeSantis appears poised to enter 2024 race

by Summer Lane

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As Governor Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., appears geared up to announce an imminent 2024 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump has fired a warning shot across the bow.

“After campaigning for five months, and going nowhere but down, it looks like Ron DeSanctimonious will soon be entering the race,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “He has ZERO chance, and MAGA will never forget!”

Trump’s comments come as reports have surfaced that DeSantis is potentially planning to announce a presidential candidacy next week. According to the Wall Street Journal, DeSantis is expected to file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) next week and possibly declare his 2024 candidacy on May 24.

While this has not been officially confirmed, speculation has run rampant. Fox News reported that DeSantis’s rumored upcoming FEC filing will intersect with a meeting in Miami next week with big financial donors.

DeSantis has only fueled rumors that he would run after embarking on a nationwide and international tour promoting his book, “The Courage to be Free,” and the “Florida Blueprint” with U.S. leaders and foreign leaders.

In early 2023, DeSantis visited states like Texas, Iowa, Nevada, and California. In April, the governor traveled abroad to places like Japan, the U.K., and Israel in a bid to raise his international profile.

Trump ripped DeSantis’s trip, accusing the governor of attempting to “remove the stain from his failing campaign” on an “emergency Round the World tour.”

DeSantis has consistently snagged the second-place position in the latest GOP primary polls, where Trump has consistently trounced the Florida leader by 30 or more points on average. RSBN revealed that Trump held a 37-point lead against DeSantis in a hypothetical Republican poll for the 2024 nomination.

A recent Rasmussen poll additionally found that 2024 Republican primary voters nationwide favored Trump as their nominee by 45 points, leaving DeSantis with just 17 percent of support in their poll.

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