(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Former President Donald Trump has warned Florida’s newly reelected Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis, not to run against him in the 2024 presidential election.
Since leaving the White House last year, Trump has been teasing a 2024 run for the GOP nomination and the White House. DeSantis himself has never even hinted he would be running for US President.
Trump issued his 2024 warning for DeSantis before a group of reporters on his private jet while flying home from an Ohio election eve rally, Breitbart News reported.
“I don’t know if he is running. I think if he runs, he could hurt himself very badly. I really believe he could hurt himself badly,” Trump declared.
“I think he would be making a mistake, I think the base would not like it — I don’t think it would be good for the party,” the former president added.
“Any of that stuff is not good — you have other people that possibly will run, I guess. I don’t know if he runs. If he runs, he runs,” the 45th President of the United States elaborated.
Trump also hinted that he might expose compromising information about Florida’s GOP governor.
“I would tell you things about him that won’t be very flattering — I know more about him than anybody — other than, perhaps, his wife – who’s really running about his campaign,” he stated.
POTUS 45 sounded confident he would be able to soundly defeat DeSantis in a direct battle for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
“There’s not a tiff with me. I’m way up in the polls, which people hate to say. I don’t think I’d have any trouble defeating him,” Trump insisted.
During the Ohio rally earlier, he showed on a big screen poll results giving him 70% support among Republican voters vs. 10% for DeSantis.
Trump’s warning for Florida’s reelected GOP governor is the second time over the past few days in which he has targeted DeSantis.
During a campaign rally over the weekend, he called the Florida Republican the nickname “Ron DeSantimonious.
On Monday, Trump said he would make a big announcement, which could be his formal candidacy in the 2024 presidential election.
“I’m going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday, November 15, at Mar-a-Lago, Florida. We want nothing to detract from the importance of tomorrow,” Trump stated.
Former President Donald Trump fired another warning shot at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, warning that he “could hurt himself very badly.” https://t.co/xfR0tkhZbI
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 8, 2022