With both names being floated for 2024, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump are on a collision course —there’s no way around it.
According to the New York Times, “former President Donald J. Trump has been grumbling quietly to friends and visitors to his Palm Beach mansion about a rival Republican power center in another Florida mansion, some 400 miles to the north.”
“Gov. Ron DeSantis, a man Mr. Trump believes he put on the map, has been acting far less like an acolyte and more like a future competitor, Mr. Trump complains. With his stock rising fast in the party, the governor has conspicuously refrained from saying he would stand aside if Mr. Trump runs for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.”
DeSantis is telling his inner circle that Trump’s ‘expectation that he bend the knee is asking too much,’ the New York Times reports.
“The governor blasted back at Trump’s criticisms, accusing the ex-president of being ‘uncharacteristically out of step with the hard-line elements of his party’s base,’” the Daily Mail notes.