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Donald Trump says he has a plan to "deal" with Ron DeSantis


Donald Trump says he has a plan to "deal" with Ron DeSantis

In a video that went viral, Donald Trump asserts that he will "deal" with Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, in the 2024 presidential race.

On Monday

Trump boasted on the right-wing podcast The Water Cooler

about the support he gave DeSantis in 2018 and the clear results.

More than 531 thousand people watched the video of commentator Ron Filipkowski who posted it.

Trump said

"The [DeSantis] rally was unbelievable and ended up beating [Andrew] Gillum."

Most people thought he couldn't do it, but I thought he could. I made him elected, pure and simple. 

He would never have...

If I said I wouldn't support you. There was no reason to be agitated about his support.

So :

I've heard he may want to challenge me.

We will therefore deal with this way in which I deal with things.

It is unclear what Trump meant

by this assertion or what specific actions he intended to take.

On November 15, 2022 :

  • Trump declared that he would seek the presidency in 2024.
  • In his speech, Trump criticized Joe Biden's presidency
  • and asserted that America was better placed under his leadership.

Under our leadership, we were a great

good nation :

something that hasn't been said to you in a while

Trump told a crowd of supporters at his Mar-a-Lago home.

"We were a strong nation and most importantly, we were a free nation."

Now we are a nation in decline.

We are a failed nation. For millions of Americans

the last two years under Joe Biden have been a time of pain, anxiety and despair.

Trump noted a record high inflation and high gas costs throughout the year and said Biden had devastated the U.S. economy.

Even though he hasn't formally announced his candidacy

  • Florida's governor is still expected to overtake
  • Trump in the Republican primary.
  • This depends on the ballot from the previous year.

FiveThirtyEight's article from November reported that

a majority of polls showed DeSantis beating Trump.

DeSantis led Trump by 7 points in the YouGov

poll conducted between November 13 and November 15, with a sample size of 432 respondents. DeSantis received 46% of the vote to Trump's 39%.

A similar result for DeSantis was found in a Seven Letter Insight survey

conducted between November 10 and November 15 with a sample size of 543 potential voters. Compared to 26% for Trump

DeSantis had an 8-point advantage in this poll.


some polls in November predicted that Trump would defeat DeSantis.

Trump beat DeSantis by a 14-point margin in a Morning Consult poll conducted between November 10 and November 14 with a sample of 842 registered voters.