Ron DeSantis will not ask Donald Trump to do one shocking thing
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump are close allies.
Both are looking at the 2022 Midterms as a key test of their futures.
And Ron DeSantis will not ask Donald Trump to do one shocking thing.
In 2018, Donald Trump endorsed Ron DeSantis in the Florida Gubernatorial Primary over his establishment-aligned opponents.
Thanks to Trump’s endorsement and campaigning, DeSantis won the nomination and captured the Governor’s mansion that November.
Now Trump and DeSantis are engaged in a political dance where they are the two contenders for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination.
But first they have to navigate the 2022 Midterm elections.
Polls show DeSantis is favored over all of his potential Democrat Party challengers.
DeSantis also amassed a massive $124 million war chest that could also serve as a launching pad for a 2024 Presidential campaign.
And one surprising development in the 2022 elections is that Donald Trump has not yet endorsed Ron DeSantis – his home state Governor – for re-election.
And Governor DeSantis reportedly has no plans to request that Trump endorse him.
According to four people connected to the governor and former president, DeSantis has not asked Trump for a formal endorsement and isn’t planning to. It’s a clear sign that DeSantis, who more than four years ago was a little-known congressman from northeast Florida, has risen high in the GOP stratosphere.
DeSantis’ reluctance to seek the former president’s public support comes as the Florida governor prepares for a likely 2024 White House bid, even if Trump also runs in 2024 — setting up a potential clash between two powerful figures in the GOP.
“[DeSantis is] a Cat 5 hurricane in Florida politics — and in a good way if you are a Republican,” said Anthony Pedicini, a veteran GOP consultant in Florida. “He is a force of nature.”
The media previously tried to drive a wedge between Trump and DeSantis.
Last year, the corporate-controlled press tried to manufacture a feud between Trump and DeSantis over his vaccination status and Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic.
Candidates do not need to request an endorsement for Donald Trump to give it.
Trump lived in Florida the last two years and saw first hand how Governor DeSantis successfully managed the state.
Many suspect that when the time is right, Trump will endorse Governor DeSantis’ re-election.