On Tuesday, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded to a question about a potential 2024 presidential run as the number of potential contenders for the election begins to increase.
While in Jacksonville at a press conference about tort reform, a reporter took a moment to ask the governor about Nikki Haley’s decision to announce her 2024 presidential run, asking DeSantis if he intends to announce a run soon as well.
“Nikki Haley announced her presidential run today, do you plan on following suit,” asked the reporter to which DeSantis laughed, and responded, “Wouldn’t you like to know?”
DeSantis has been facing near-constant attacks from others, perhaps most notably from former President Donald Trump who has criticized him for his COVID-19 response among other things.
DeSantis said he has “people attacking” him from “all angles” and that the verdict is really up to the “people.”
“Trump has criticized you a number of times in the past couple of days on a number of different issues, one of them being COVID in the state,” the Daily Caller prompted a response from DeSantis at a press conference on education.
“I roll out of bed, I have people attacking me from all angles,” the governor responded. “It’s been happening for many, many years. And if you look at the good thing about it, though, is like if you take a crisis situation like COVID, you know, the good thing about it is when you’re an elected executive, you gotta make all kinds of decisions. You gotta steer that ship, and the good thing is that the people are able to render a judgment on whether they reelect you or not.”
“I’m happy to say, you know, in my case, not only did we win reelection, we won with the highest percentage of the vote that any Republican candidate has in the history of the state of Florida,” DeSantis added. “That verdict has been rendered by the people of the state of Florida.”
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