The race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination may have already started last week, after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave a speech declaring his state is the “freest” in the country from Covid-19 mandates. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza analyzes DeSantis’ early 2024 jockeying and how one major factor stands in his way: former President Donald Trump.
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
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Trump jabs DeSantis and ‘gutless’ politicians
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Donald Trump sends a very clear message to Ron DeSantis: Stay out of 2024!
DeSantis says he regrets not speaking out ‘much louder’ against Trump’s recommendation to stay home
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