On Wednesday, President Biden raised the idea of competing against either former President Trump or Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) in 2024. At a news conference to discuss the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections, Biden stated, “It will be funny to watch them take on one other.
On the eve of the midterm elections, Trump informed a gathering of supporters he will make a significant announcement on November 15.
For months, Trump has hinted that he may run for president in 2024. But few Republicans performed as well as DeSantis, who won reelection with a comfortable margin of 1.5 million votes and around 20 percent of the vote. The dominant display has sparked speculation that DeSantis would challenge Trump in a potential GOP primary.
Trump has now shifted his attention to DeSantis, calling him “Ron DeSanctimonious” and implying that if the governor tried to challenge him in a primary, he may divulge damaging information about him.
Despite declining to commit to running for governor for the full four years during a debate last month, DeSantis has not publicly declared his intention to run in 2024.
Biden told reporters on Wednesday that he plans to run for president in 2024 and that he will make up his mind sometime in early 2023.