Former President Donald Trump may get an endorsement from his archrival depending on how the Iowa caucuses of Jan. 15 turn out.
According to the Daily Mail, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) may endorse Trump for the 2024 presidential election if the governor loses to the former president at the Iowa caucuses.
“Two well-acquainted sources within the DeSantis campaign, a significant donor and a high-ranking political operative, told The Hill that if the Florida governor loses to former President Donald Trump on Jan. 15, he is likely to withdraw from the race altogether,” the outlet wrote. “The announcement would either be made that same night or the following morning – – and with it a reluctant endorsement for Trump and the governor would not move on to New Hampshire, scheduled for Jan. 23.”
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— MR.GIBSON (@shamus68w) January 7, 2024
DeSantis and Trump were great allies before the Florida governor decided to challenge the former president for the GOP presidential nominee ticket. The Florida governor was generally expected to give the former president a run for his money. Those expectations have fallen flat with DeSantis polling well behind Trump and losing some of his key donors and backers.
Trump and DeSantis’ rival, former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC), has revealed that she would be open to working with the Florida governor to defeat Trump.
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Haley, who served as Trump’s ambassador to the U.N., told NBC News and the Des Moines Register that she welcomes DeSantis if he wanted to join forces with her to defeat the former president.
Leo Terrell says that Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Chris Christie and Vivek Ramaswamy should drop out of the race for President and endorse Donald Trump.
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“I am going to defeat Donald Trump on my own. … If he wants to join forces with me, I welcome that,” Haley said of DeSantis. “But right now, we’ve got a race that we feel good about. We’ve got a surge. We’ve got momentum.”
DeSantis responded to Haley’s comments during Saturday’s broadcast of FNC’s “Cavuto Live,” stating that he will not accept being her running mate under any circumstance.
“Well, I can tell you I am not going to accept that under any circumstances,” DeSantis said when asked if he would be open to being Haley’s vice. “You know, I’m running for president because I think we need somebody that can win and get the job done. But I would much rather do my final two years as governor 20 — ’25 and ’26 than then be vice president. I don’t think it’s a position that offers much.