DeSantis Campaign Strongly Denies Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Dropout Claim

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign fired back after former President Donald Trump claimed Monday that the No. 2 candidate in the 2024 Republican primary race might soon drop out.

On Truth Social, the front-runner said he heard “rumors” that DeSantis will end his White House Bid and instead seek the Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida.

“Rumors are strong in political circles that Ron DeSanctimonious, whose Presidential run is a shambles, and whose poll numbers have absolutely crashed, putting him 3rd and 4th in some states, will be dropping out of the Presidential race in order to run, in Florida, against Rick Scott for Senate,” Trump wrote.

He concluded, “Now that’s an interesting one, isn’t it?”

Trump did not say where he heard the rumor.

DeSantis left the campaign trail Sunday to help his state brace for Hurricane Idalia, which is expected to make landfall in Florida as a major hurricane Wednesday.

But the governor’s press secretary fired back at Trump in a statement to Axios about the post.

“Clearly, Donald Trump and his army of consultants are panicked about Ron DeSantis’ winning debate performance and the strong momentum that has followed,” Bryan Griffin told



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