Q&A – Will Donald Trump Turn On Ron DeSantis?

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Today’s entry: Now that DeSantis seems to be taking the GOP leadership role from Donald Trump, do you think Trump will turn on DeSantis? Also, do you think Trump might run for another political office other than president? 

Bottom Line: I think there’s a better chance Donald Trump runs for a political office other than president than Trump turning on DeSantis. I’ve previously said I only think one of Ron DeSantis or Donald Trump will run for president in 2024, granted that was prior to DeSantis’s topping Trump in straw polls and such but my thoughts haven’t changed. I’ve expected what we’re seeing play out right now with Ron DeSantis’ national popularity since February.

The moment Democrats in conjunction with their allies in news media decided last June that Governor DeSantis was public enemy #2 to Trump, they laid the groundwork for where we are today. It’s hard for any politician to gain a meaningful national profile without significant campaigning and a huge grassroots effort, however, DeSantis didn’t have to. The DNC and news media along with late-night mental midgets did it for him. When they spent months hammering DeSantis while praising Cuomo the die had been cast. Leftists must have really bought into Fascism, else they never would have handled DeSantis and Florida the way they did while knowing it would backfire.

I think Trump won’t turn on DeSantis. I have two reasons for that thought. First, Trump’s mission wasn’t just to be President. It was to create a movement to “Make America Great Again”. He had a long history dating back to 70’s espousing the agenda he fought to enact, including his iconic 1988 interview with Oprah where he sounds exactly then as he does today. I have no doubt he cares more about the agenda than he does being president again.

The key is to have a standard bearer who can be trusted with the agenda and DeSantis can be. The second reason is, if Trump’s really bent on running again, I don’t think DeSantis would choose to force the issue. But make no mistake, the same news media that’s tried to destroy DeSantis would love nothing more than to have Trump try to do it – so don’t be surprised to hear them egging it on and behind closed doors rooting for it. As for the potential of Trump running for another political office? Stranger things have happened.

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