It is clear that the drama between Trump and DeSantis is heating up. Many Republicans have stated that they will not run in the upcoming primaries if Trump (passes Huffington Post). DeSantis is not one of the Republicans. It seems clearer than ever that DeSantis will be run, and Trump is not happy about that. Trump allegedly said, “I wonder why he didn’t say he wouldn’t go against me” (via New York Times).
DeSantis and Trump are among the two most popular and grassroots Republicans (via Axios). Republican donor Dan Eberhart shared that DeSantis would be the perfect candidate if Trump didn’t run. “DeSantis would be a formidable 2024 contender in the Trump lane if Trump didn’t run,” adding, “He’s Trump but a little smarter, more disciplined, and tactful without being too rude. “
Due to comments like these, Trump is not happy with DeSantis, especially since it looks like he is preparing to run against him. While DeSantis says the drama between him and Trump was created by the media, Trump seems to have paid more attention to that. He called DeSantis “stupid” and commented on how he would beat him in the polls early last year (via Yahoo!).
The Republican primary race will be one to watch!
https://www.thelist.com/737381/the-rivalry-between-donald-trump-and-ron-desantis-is-heating-up/ The confrontation between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis is heating up