Trump Advises DeSantis Not to Split the Republican Party

Former President Donald Trump advised his leading primary opponent, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), on the 2024 election cycle and Republican unity.

To put it mildly, according to Trump, Ron DeSantis is a young man performing poorly in the surveys against him. If he decides to run for president, it can cause harm and somewhat divide the Republican Party. Trump stated in a  post on Truth Social that DeSantis would lose the MAGA vote and never be able to run for office again successfully. Adding that if DeSantis remains governor, as expected by Florida voters, it would be an entirely different narrative. “JUST SAYING — But who knows,” said the former president.

According to the most recent RealClearPolitics average, Trump has periodically attacked DeSantis, who is currently in second place in a hypothetical GOP field. It is hypothetical because DeSantis has not committed to running, and not all potential candidates have declared their candidacy. However, DeSantis has been consistently viewed as the only potential candidate that might be able to unseat Trump, who is the leading GOP candidate.

DeSantis has campaigned in multiple early states, promoting Florida as a model for the nation. He has been evasive about his presidential ambitions and suggested an announcement could be made after May when the Florida state legislature concludes.

DeSantis has visited or intends to visit numerous locations, including Iowa, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, Utah, Texas, and Israel.

The Florida Governor is scheduled to visit South Carolina, a crucial 2024 primary state, in his first public visit there. DeSantis is expected to join the state Sen. Josh Kimbrell on April 19 for a public speaking engagement in Spartanburg.

Despite the fact that DeSantis has not yet declared his candidacy, he is taking his “Florida Blueprint” tour to states to such places as Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan, where he is considered the former president’s most significant opponent in the 2024 Republican primary.

His visit to South Carolina will have ripple effects as it follows Iowa’s caucuses and New Hampshire’s primary in 2024.

Trump’s campaign recently released an ad criticizing his prospective opponent in Florida and reportedly attempted to woo donors away from him.

Trump’s reign as monarch of the nascent Republican primary has been bolstered by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s recent indictment. DeSantis has criticized the indictment and signaled he would not cooperate with an extradition request.

Trump stated that the only reason he is the target of these utterly absurd investigations led by bigots, crazies, and far-left maniacs is to interfere with the election. Trump added that it would be more difficult for the Democrats to deceive people in 2020, so they are following the Soviet Union’s blueprint. Lock up their opponents.