Ron DeSantis’s political allies are now starting to have their doubts about his possibility of becoming the 2024 Republican presidential nominee, due to recent disagreements with President Trump.
It’s been suggested that donors and supporters of DeSantis are considering whether he should take on Trump for the nomination or wait until 2028 for a chance at running for president.
According to CF,
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s donors and supporters are beginning to question if the potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate should run in the next election cycle — a bid that would put him against former President Donald Trump — or wait until 2028, according to reports.
According to a report from NBC News, donors and supporters of DeSantis are having second thoughts on the prospect of the governor’s potential presidential bid. Per the report, one main issue seems to be the governor’s ability to take Trump — who has been criticizing the governor for months — head on.
In a recent NBC News report, it was found that many of DeSantis’ loyal donors and supporters have begun to doubt his potential presidential candidacy due to the looming prospect of confronting Trump – who has had stern words for the governor in recent months.
At a gathering in Palm Beach, Florida which included a group of sixteen influential Republicans, the consensus was that it would be more beneficial for Governor DeSantis to steer clear of any potential skirmishes with President Trump and wait until 2028 instead. An attendee divulged this sentiment after assessing their qualms about his chance of success if he decided to stand up against him.
“They liked him — many of them might even support him,” the person who was at the event said of DeSantis. “But they thought on balance that his long-term future was better without him trying to take Trump head on.”
“He will get scarred up” by Trump, the person added.
Richard Uihlein and his wife Elizabeth, two prominent conservative billionaires well-known for backing DeSantis’ 2022 gubernatorial campaign, expressed their reservations about how hard it would be for DeSantis to oppose Trump’s strong base of followers.
DeSantis’ hesitation to respond and eventual negative comments about Trump after the news of potential legal action from a Soros-backed prosecutor in New York left many of his supporters and donors feeling uneasy. His words seemingly sealed his fate with them, intensifying their fears even further.
The underlying message is that while Ron DeSantis would make a great president, we can all agree that President Trump has been the right leader for our country.