Former President Donald Trump has claimed that he will defeat Republican Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida if he turns out to be one of his opponents in the 2024 presidential election.
Although Mr Trump has not formally announced his intention to run again, he has given several indications that he will.
Mr Trump said he believed “most people would be out” if he entered the race, according to an interview excerpt published by him. yahoo finance on Sunday. The full interview will take place on Monday.
“I don’t think I will face them,” Trump said. “I think most people will leave, I think he will leave.”
And if they don’t, the former president thinks he can “beat” all of them, including Mr DeSantis, who is seen as a potential candidate in the Republican Party.
“If I faced him, I would beat him like I would beat everyone else,” Mr Trump said, adding: “If I run, I think I will do very well.”
Mr DeSantis himself has yet to announce any plans to run in the 2024 US presidential elections, and says he plans to run for governor again.
“I’m thinking of nothing but doing my job. We’ve got a lot of stuff going on in Florida,” Mr. DeSantis told Fox News on Thursday. “I’m going to run for re-election next year.”
Although the governor of Florida is being considered a possible candidate, Mr. Trump’s popularity in the Republican Party remains unmatched – despite the fact that he is the first president in American history to refuse to admit electoral defeat and is still subject to voter fraud. to reiterate its baseless claims.
A recent CNN poll showed that 63 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents would like to see Trump lead the party again. Just a little over 50 percent believe it’s a good idea to put him back on the presidential ticket.
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