There’s really no mistaking Donald Trump’s influence over Ron DeSantis and his leadership style.
Down to his way of speaking, Gov. DeSantis has taken many cues from the Former President — and it’s paying off tremendously, no doubt about it.
DeSantis is the greatest governor in office right now without question. The data backs up that claim as well, especially if you consider economic growth, quality of life, and the lack of ‘woke’ influence.
So why do conservatives want to pit Trump and DeSantis against each other? We’re nowhere near the presidential primary elections, and DeSantis has repeatedly denied rumors of a 2024 White House bid. He knows as well as anyone that challenging Donald Trump in 2024 would be political suicide.
In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Former President Donald Trump claimed he preferred to be uninformed about DeSantis’ 2024 aspirations, saying, “I don’t know if [DeSantis] is running and I don’t ask him.”
“It’s his prerogative,” Trump added.
However, Trump did predict the outcome were a primary battle occur.
“I think I would win,” the Former President predicted.
While Trump has typically held a steady advantage over DeSantis, a recent straw poll conducted at the 2022 Western Conservative Summit found DeSantis had 71% support while Trump has 68%.
A separate straw poll conducted at the Wisconsin Republican Convention found DeSantis narrowly leading Trump as well, with DeSantis getting 38% of the vote while Trump received 32%.
A rivalry between Trump and DeSantis has been orchestrated by the liberal media in an attempt to divide the America First coalition of the GOP, hoping that by dispersing the movement’s greatest influences they can weaken it all together.
Unfortunately, it appears some officials on Team Trump are taking the rivalry seriously and are “working overtime to find ways to burn DeSantis down,” according to an inside source.
But for years the governor has heard he’s “next,” the source claimed.
“For four years now Ron has been told by everyone that he’s Trump’s successor. His advisors, staffers, donors, and everyone is telling him that women want to sleep with him and that men want to be him. He’s heard over and over, ‘you’re next’.”
DeSantis has yet to confirm nor deny whether he would mount a bid in 2024, dodging a question about the election recently on “Fox & Friends.”
The Governor of Florida would be making a grave mistake if he attempts to primary Donald Trump.
The Trump Train is moving full steam ahead, and he’s out for vengeance against Democrats, so what motivation would DeSantis have to stop that?
Author: Monica Hedren