Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump have been in a feud for some time, and it was recently brought to the public’s attention when DeSantis took a veiled jab at his likely 2024 rival. During a press conference, DeSantis boasted about his comfortable re-election victory last year and drew a sharp contrast between his own electoral record and Trump’s. Without mentioning Trump’s name, DeSantis suggested that the former president had been legitimately rejected by the electorate.
Trump has since responded to DeSantis’ comments, labeling him a “RINO globalist” with ties to the Republican party old guard that Trump sidelined in 2016. He also accused DeSantis of whitewashing his early support for lockdowns and the vaccines. Trump has continued to face criticism that he is an electoral burden on the Republican party, and his recent comments only serve to further this idea.
Trump has kicked off his campaign with a swing through New Hampshire, where he delivered a stark message to those doubtful of his latest White House bid. He stated that he was “more angry now and more committed now than I ever was”. This is indicative of the fact that Trump is determined to win the 2024 presidential election, despite the criticism he has been receiving from DeSantis and other political figures.
DeSantis’ team is actively exploring a presidential bid, and it appears that the Florida governor is eager to stay above the fray. However, it is clear that the feud between Trump and DeSantis is far from over. The two have very different views on how the Republican party should be run, and it will be interesting to see how their rivalry plays out in the coming months.
The competition between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis is sure to be fierce in the upcoming 2024 presidential election. Both men have strong records and are determined to win, but only one will come out on top. It remains to be seen who will be victorious in this battle of political wills, but one thing is certain: it will be an exciting race to watch.
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