Trump urges DeSantis NOT to run in 2024 because it will divide Republican voters

Trump urges DeSantis NOT to run against him in 2024 because he won’t do well in the polls, will divide the Republican party and lose ‘the cherished and massive’ MAGA vote

  • Trump warned Florida Governor Ron DeSantis not to run for president in 2024
  • Claimed that a bid would ruin his ability to “be a successful candidate again.”
  • DeSantis has not yet announced a run at the White House

Donald Trump continues his tear at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by claiming that a 2024 White House bid would destroy his chances of ever winning another election.

The ex-president called DeSantis “young” and suggested he could have a brighter political future if he remains governor of Florida until the end of his second term in 2026.

Earlier, Trump claimed it would be highly “disloyal” for DeSantis to launch a presidential run in 2024.

“Ron DeSantis is a young man who is not doing well against me in the polls, to say the least,” Trump posted on his Truth Social platform.

Former President Donald Trump warned Florida Governor Ron DeSantis not to run for president in 2024 because it will ruin his ability to “run again successfully.”

“I believe that if he decides to run for president, which will only hurt and somewhat divide the Republican Party, he will lose the cherished and massive MAGA vote and never be able to run successfully again,” continued the former president.

“If he stays governor, which Florida voters assumed, it would be a whole different story….JUST SAY – But who knows?”

Trump is a native of Florida and changed his address during his presidency from his lifelong home in New York City.

DeSantis has not yet announced a bid for the presidency — and has remained coy about whether he will be a candidate for the White House. But his recent actions, including visiting early primary states and putting out a book and tour, have only fueled speculation.

His book outlined actions he took as governor of Florida that he believes can be applied to the rest of the United States.

Trump was the first Republican to announce his participation in the 2024 primary in November 2022. He faces three official challengers so far: his former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, former governor of Arkansas Asak Hutchinson, and biotech multimillionaire Vivek Ramaswamy.

Polls show that DeSantis is the only potential 2024 candidate even close to Trump’s numbers. However, only in a few niche polls has DeSantis beat the former president.

Trump also called out a poll that showed DeSantis trailing him by 15 percent among Florida’s Republican primary voters as another sign he shouldn’t run against him.

“I don’t think Ron DeSantis is as popular in Florida as people thought,” he posted on his social media platform Monday afternoon. “Among other things, I assume they don’t want Social Security and MediCare cuts!”

The hypothetical head-to-head showed Trump with 47 percent support and DeSantis with 32 percent.

Trump posted on his Truth Social platform on Monday that a White House bid from the

Trump posted on his Truth Social platform on Monday that a White House bid from the “young man” DeSantis “would only divide the Republican Party”

Many believe the impeachment of Trump has only emboldened the MAGA base and increased its popularity as a GOP martyr among the Republican Party.

Trump’s campaign also released a lengthy statement on Monday questioning whether DeSantis will “flip-flop” Florida’s so-called “resign to run” law to bid for the White House in 2024.

Resigning to run is a Florida law that requires state legislators to resign from office if they are officially running for another public office.

Many have speculated that this is another reason DeSantis has yet to announce a run, claiming he wants the Florida Republican supermajority legislature to change the laws so he can run without resigning from the State House.