Like a boxer training for the big fight, former President Donald Trump is getting loose in the corner of the ring this week…and his political opponents had better take heed.
The presumptive 2024 GOP nominee for President is preparing to announce his candidacy, likely next week, and he’s not sparing a minute when it comes to keeping the rest of the Republican Party in line.
Former President Donald Trump continued targeting possible 2024 rivals for the presidency, mocking Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s name on Friday.Advertisement - story continues below
“Young Kin (now that’s an interesting take. Sounds Chinese, doesn’t it?) in Virginia couldn’t have won without me,” Trump wrote on social media on Friday morning.
Trump’s comment happened right after a discussion on Fox News Friday morning about the Virginia governor’s political future and that he “might be running” in 2024.
And that wasn’t all:
Trump also targeted his perceived rival Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, after Rupert Murdoch’s media outlets began mocking Trump as a “loser” and promoting DeSantis as the future of the party.Advertisement - story continues below
Trump called DeSantis an “average Republican” who would have lost without his endorsement and accused him of being disloyal by not publicly denying a run for president in 2024.
Trump’s early announcement could “freeze” some other competitors out of the race, but the mainstream media’s spin on the recent midterm elections does appear to have emboldened others.
In either case, we’re in for a raucous road ahead.