Oxon Hill, Maryland — Previous President Donald Trump prevented attacking Gov. Ron DeSantis Saturday and mentioned he’d welcome the Florida governor and other Republicans to obstacle him for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
Trump gaggled with reporters for approximately twenty minutes forward of his keynote speech at the 2023 Conservative Political Motion Coalition, when the subject matter of the main was broached.
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Questioned about previous United Nations Secretary Nikki Haley’s choice to operate versus him, Trump just responded “the far more the merrier.”
Reporters also requested about DeSantis, who is commonly seen as Trump’s main competitors in the main, and if the previous president thinks he must operate this cycle.
“Which is up to him. He would not have been elected if it were not for me, but which is up to him,” he responded.
When requested if he exclusively “would welcome him into the race,” Trump answered, “absolutely sure.”
The president also tamped down on phone calls for a Trump-DeSantis ticket, one thing a lot of CPAC attendees experienced expressed a want to see.
“Nicely, I have often experienced a fantastic connection with Ron. I was the one particular that produced it achievable for him to acquire. He was in a extremely minimal quantity and right after I endorsed him, he went up by a good deal, and he requested me to do that,” Trump responded when requested about tapping DeSantis as operating mate. “I have often experienced a very good connection with him, but it is a lot as well early to chat about that.”(*9*)