As of Tuesday, there were two official Republican presidential contenders for the party’s 2024 nomination, and more candidates are expected to jump into the race, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who dropped the strongest hint yet that he will during a press conference in Jacksonville.
There to discuss tort reform, the popular GOP governor was asked by a reporter about former UN Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s official entry into the race earlier in the day and, specifically, whether DeSantis will be the next to declare.
“Nikki Haley announced her presidential run today, do you plan on following suit?” the reporter asked.
“Hahaha! Wouldn’t you like to know,” DeSantis responded with a laugh.
BREAKING: DeSantis asked if he's running for president
"Nikki Haley announced her presidential run today, do you plan on following suit?"
"Hahaha! Wouldn't you like to know!" pic.twitter.com/skYs9wi3DL
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) February 14, 2023
Meanwhile, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the late John McCain’s presidential running mate in 2008, is encouraging DeSantis to stand down in 2024 and throw his support behind Donald Trump, the first to declare officially for the party’s nomination.
During an interview on Newsmax with host Eric Bolling, Palin spoke about rumors that DeSantis could make a run for the White House in 2024, which would pit him against Trump in the Republican primary. Trump announced in November that he was running for president.
“Do you think DeSantis jumps in?” Bolling asked Palin.
“DeSantis doesn’t need to,” Palin replied. “I envision him as our president someday, but not right now. Everybody I speak with in Florida, they all love him. And he does set the tone for, I’d say every other governor in the nation. I think he’s our best governor and he should stay governor for a bit longer. He’s young. You know he has decades ahead of him where he can be our president.”
“Trump needs to choose somebody who, like him, has nothing to lose. What more can they do to that person personally or verbal attacks or anything else on the family? That person has been through the wringer, so they know what they’re getting into. And that person then can just focus on doing what’s right for the people,” Palin said.
“Are you describing yourself?” Bolling asked.
“Not necessarily,” Palin said before referencing her run with McCain. “However, I’ll tell you, the opportunity that I had to run with someone who wasn’t as commonsense [of a] constitutional conservative as I, and I think the majority of Republicans were.”
I was a Trump supporter but his mouth is too much for me to take. Trump has turned into a whiney little boy who’s main goal is revenge against anyone he knows is better than him. I will never vote for Trump again.
I don’t believe you. Trump has not changed at all. He’s still the same. Still wants all the same things. The only difference is that now he has come through the Dem war machine against him, and he’s still alive and kicking! And you don’t like that??? I do. We do. He didn’t get to finish what he had planned for us – and WE WANT TO SEE IT!!! There is a real REASON he STILL talks about what Hillary did in 2016, what Dems did from 2017-2020, and what Dems did in 2020 that put Biden into the WH without anyone voting for him but a handful of Dems in DC. Because THAT WAS ALL ILLEGAL, and has NEVER YET been even ‘investigated’, ‘subpoenaed’, Discovery occur, nor Convictions or Trials done. Never. It’s NOT about ‘revenge’; it’s about JUSTICE being SERVED because we ARE the USA. And The PEOPLE are STILL WAITING for this, just like it did for some 50 yrs. before DC got around to putting up a WWII Monument! to honor our Brothers and Sisters, Husbands and Fathers, Uncles and Aunts. Only NOW that Pelosi was removed in Jan. are things STARTING to happen concerning all those many uninvestigated illegalities, emanating from the DNC, the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA and other Intelligence Agencies that are supposed to serve a President. But even his NIH refused to serve him, and all of those LIED to him! who EVERY President counts on and trusts in, to give him the Advice he needs to conduct his Office – they LIED instead. This gave them the name ‘Deep State’ of unelected bureaucrats, running this country. You sound like one of them.
We need TRUMP 2024. NO ONE ELSE can bring this country around from all of the INTENTIONAL damage done by the pedophile, wet socked, diaper wearing dementia patient that is finishing the job obamanation started, along with that old bastard, soros, and of course, the evil DEMONRATS. Everyone IS TERRIFIED of Trump, because, unlike obiden, he can’t be bought. DeSantis was elected GOVERNOR of Florida, and there he needs to stay until 2028. FJB LGB
Franklin Roosevelt was elected for 3 terms. He died in his 3 term. Is there anyway that we as a country, could have Trump for 2 more terms? I honestly think it’s gonna take 2 terms to fix all this mess. I don’t believe it can be done in 4 years. Too much bullshit to cut though. Too many courpt politicians to weed out.
There something about DiSantis I don’t trust. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but don’t trust him.