Will Donald Trump run for the White House again in 2024? The signs are growing. The governor of Florida is also said to have ambitions. But Trump suggests that Republican party colleague DeSantis renounce it.
Ex-President Donald Trump has threatened Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with uncomfortable revelations if he runs for the White House in 2024. Trump told Fox News that he could "say things that aren't particularly flattering" about DeSantis. "I know more about him than anyone - except maybe his wife."
The 76-year-old continues to be popular among Republican voters. And the few Republican politicians who broke with him over his lies about presidential election fraud were ostracized by the party.
But in the country as a whole, Trump is so controversial that several Republicans like DeSantis or his ex-Vice President Mike Pence are believed to challenge him with their own candidacy. The 44-year-old DeSantis, who is also positioned on the right, is considered a particularly strong rival.
"If he starts, it could be very painful for him," Trump said of the Florida governor. "I think he would make a mistake. I don't think it would be good for the party." DeSantis is up for re-election as governor. According to polls, he's ahead.