For months now, rumors surrounding the potential 2024 field have swirled, and this week was certainly no exception.
A great deal of this speculation has occurred in regard to Donald Trump’s possible candidacy, and what that could men for the candidate field altogether.
This week, the latest machinations of the presidential field have some wondering if the GOP hasn’t begun to move past Trump.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rushed to defend Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after former President Donald Trump dubbed the Republican “Ron DeSanctimonious” at a rally Saturday evening.
“Not tired of winning. @GovRonDeSantis you’ve proven conservative policies work. Florida is better for it. Vote for @GovRonDeSantis,” Pompeo tweeted Saturday evening.Trending:
The comment came as Trump held a rally in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s Election Day.
Trump even unveiled a new nickname for Ron.
“We’re winning big in the Republican Party for the nomination like nobody’s ever seen before,” Trump told the crowd before listing other Republicans who could potentially challenge him in 2024.
“There it is, Trump at 71%, Ron DeSanctimonious at 10%,” Trump told the crowd while reading approval numbers of various Republicans.
The GOP’s departure from the Trumpian corners of the world come amid a rather concerning legal episode, in which the former President is being investigated not only by the DOJ, but by New York State’s attorney general as well.