Trump’s 2024 campaign sets the stage for a possible confrontations – The twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, who helped inspire an armed assault at the U.S. Capitol, in attempts to overturn the results of the election in 2020 He is the very first Florida politician to publicly announce that he’s running for the nation’s highest post in 2024.
- “The pausing,” Trump called this time period of four years many times in his talk at Mar-a-Lago.
The news of the day Trump’s announcement from his exclusive club for members at Palm Beach sets up a confrontation with the Florida Governor. Ron DeSantis, a potential frontrunner following a strong performance in the state’s midterm elections. Trump-endorsed candidates elsewhere had a tough time.
- DeSantis 44, who dominated Democratic candidate Charlie Crist last week, was a lesser-known lawmaker who was elected governor in 2018 thanks to Trump’s strong support.
Yes, but in the weeks leading up to his announcement Trump has taken aim at DeSantis and called him as an “average governor with outstanding publicity” and released the 2018 campaign video that shows DeSantis’s complete loyalty to Trump Axios Miami’s Martin Vassolo writes.
- Certain conservative media outlets have declared DeSantis the new leader for the Republican Party, blaming Trump for certain GOP losses.
What’s the significance? The possibility of a showdown places Florida as a geographic center of national attention and also power, over the next several years.
What they’re saying is “America’s comeback is starting right here,” Trump said. “You cannot remain silent forever. You’re angry. You’re mad because your country is being destroyed right before your every single one of your eyes.”
The mystery: Trump didn’t mention DeSantis during his speech, which most news outlets cut off from around 40 minutes later.
The other: Asked about Trump’s criticisms at a press conference held on Tuesday, DeSantis didn’t mention Trump specifically, but referred to the huge victories of Republicans in Florida as compared to the races in states elsewhere.
- “We’ve concentrated on leadership and results, but at the conclusion of the day I’d simply advise people to look at the scoreboard from the previous Tuesday night,” he said, as reported by the Sun-Sentinel.