Trump and DeSantis: Once allies, now in simmering rivalry with 2024 nearing

September 25, 2022

Trump and his advisers widely expect DeSantis to take him on in 2024, multiple people in the former president’s orbit said. Some Trump advisers said DeSantis has tapped into the conservative zeitgeist on cultural issues in a way that Trump did in 2016 but has struggled to do since leaving office. DeSantis has declined to rule out running against Trump in 2024, annoying Trump. The person also said some Trump donors seeking a relationship with DeSantis prefer him as a presidential candidate. “Yes I’m a Trump 2024 Girl Get Over It,” it read.