Headline RoundupNovember 8th, 2022

Trump Warns DeSantis Against Challenging Him in 2024 White House Race

AllSides Summary

Former President Donald Trump outlined his vision for a potential return to the White House in 2024 and dismissed potential Republican challenger Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis while speaking with reporters on Monday night. Trump labeled DeSantis his “competitor,” calling him a “fine guy” before hinting at potential information he could reveal should DeSantis decide to run for the presidency in 2024.

Key Quotes: The Wall Street Journal (Center Bias) quoted Trump speaking about a possible DeSantis presidential run, stating, “if he did run, I will tell you things about him that won’t be very flattering. I know more about him than anybody other than perhaps his wife, who is really running his campaign.” The New York Post (Lean Right Bias) quoted Alina Habba, a Trump lawyer, attributing DeSantis’s political success to Trump’s endorsement, stating, “DeSantis is DeSantis because of Trump. I think I like what DeSantis is doing in Florida, but he needs to stay in Florida.”

For Context: Donald Trump has teased an announcement set for Nov. 15, widely presumed to be his candidacy bid for the 2024 presidential election. DeSantis is also expected to compete for the Republican nomination. Trump is registered to vote in Florida and cast his ballot Tuesday for DeSantis, according to The Hill.

How the Media Covered It: Trump’s statements were covered across the spectrum on Tuesday. The New York Times characterized Trump as “frequently in a state of near-rage” and listed past instances where Trump attacked political opponents. 

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