Former President Donald Trump said he thinks most GOP rivals would drop out if he entered the 2024 presidential primary, but said he would beat Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if the Republican ally decided to challenge him.
The ex-president was kicked off Twitter after whipping up the crowd that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, but he needles President Biden constantly about his chaotic exit from Afghanistan and other missteps through daily press releases.
He enjoys front-runner status in GOP-primary polls that don’t include Mr. Trump, particularly after Mr. DeSantis took a hands-off approach to COVID-19 while other states imposed lockdown measures or mask mandates.
A contest between Mr. Trump and Mr. DeSantis would be quite the rift. In 2018, Mr. DeSantis aligned himself with Mr. Trump so much that one of his campaign ads in the governor’s face depicted him teaching his daughter how to “build the wall” with toy blocks.
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