(FeaturedNews.com) – Former President Trump said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) choosing to place a bid for the White House in 2024 would be a “great act of disloyalty.” Trump visited New Hampshire and South Carolina for his first two major campaign events as he fully launched into his 2024 presidential campaign.
The two states were strategically selected as they are the first states in the primary calendar. Trump has so far not held any of the major rallies that he was known for during his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, despite announcing his campaign in November 2022.
Following his South Carolina remarks, Trump also had an interview with The Associated Press in which he blasted DeSantis over the speculations that he would be joining the presidential race. DeSantis is currently placing second in many of the hypothetical Republican primary polls and has even managed to lead in a few states.
Trump has emphasized that currently he continues to lead in polls by many points and that if it weren’t for him, then DeSantis would not have won his first gubernatorial election in Florida.
Trump added that if DeSantis does choose to run, that is fine as he is still ahead in the polls, but that it would be a “great act of disloyalty.” He added that it would also mean the end of his political life.
Trump had endorsed DeSantis in the 2018 gubernatorial Republican primary, which is why Trump often attributes DeSantis’ win to his support.
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