Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has voiced strong reservations about former President Donald Trump’s potential as the GOP nominee for the 2024 presidential election, labeling him a “high risk, low reward” choice.
DeSantis on Trump’s Election Prospects
DeSantis, a key figure in the Republican primary race, argued on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Trump’s likelihood of defeating President Biden is slim.
He emphasized Trump’s limitations, stating that even if elected, Trump would struggle to attract talented individuals to his administration and be hampered by various distractions.
Age as a Factor in Leadership
Highlighting concerns regarding age, DeSantis compared Trump to Biden, noting that the role of commander in chief is not suitable for an 80-year-old. Trump, 77, would be 79 if elected, while Biden is currently 80.
DeSantis, at 44, positioned himself as being in the prime of life and capable of delivering significant results over two terms.
Changing Dynamics in the Republican Party
DeSantis observed that the Trump running today is different from the one in 2016, lacking the same energy and approach that once shook up the political scene.
His comments reflect a shifting dynamic within the Republican Party as it approaches the next presidential election.
Meanwhile, Trump has continued his campaign efforts, attacking both DeSantis and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, another contender in the GOP race, during a recent appearance in Iowa.
With information from: Fox News.