Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is up for reelection in 2022.
He’s also a top contender for the 2024 GOP nomination.
But Donald Trump just made a surprising prediction that will impact Ron DeSantis’ fate.
Donald Trump is doing more and more interviews the closer it gets to the 2022 midterm elections.
Trump recently sat down with Yahoo Finance for an exclusive interview where he discussed the current Republican field and even talked about his plans for 2024.
When discussing potential contenders for the GOP nomination, Trump was asked how he thought he would fare against Ron DeSantis.
Of course, Trump and DeSantis are close political allies.
Donald Trump’s endorsement of Ron DeSantis in 2018 catapulted him to the top of the primary field and propelled him to win the Florida gubernatorial race.
But when asked how he would fare against DeSantis, Trump responded that he would definitely “beat him” as well as any other potential Republican challenger.
“If I faced him, I’d beat him like I would beat everyone else,” Trump stated.
Trump’s confidence is grounded in reality, with poll after poll showing him as the overwhelming favorite among Republican voters for the 2024 GOP nomination.
However, Trump added that if he runs for President in 2024, he believes DeSantis and virtually any other serious contender would decide to drop out of the race.
“I don’t think I will face him,” Trump stated. “I think most people would drop out, I think he would drop out.”
So far, DeSantis has avoided talking about 2024, as he’s busy focusing on doing his job as Governor.
“I’m not considering anything beyond doing my job,” DeSantis told Fox News, explaining that “we’ve got a lot of stuff going on in Florida,” and family is surely at the forefront of that right now as his wife Casey was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Should Donald Trump decide not to run, polls show that DeSantis would be the frontrunner for the 2024 nomination.
But Donald Trump is hinting more and more in interviews that he is planning to run again in 2024.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.