On Monday, the Republican governor Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign reportedly rejected former President Trump’s assertion that he intended to withdraw from the 2024 contest.
On Monday, Trump announced on Truth Social that there was a chance that Rep. Ron DeSantis might withdraw from the presidential campaign and challenge Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.).
Bryan Griffin referred to the article as fake news.
“This is fake news. Clearly, Donald Trump and his army of consultants are panicked about @RonDeSantis winning debate performance and the strong momentum that has followed. They know this is a two-man race, and we will carry this on to a win in this presidential primary. Instead of pushing fake news from New Jersey, the Trump campaign should be focused on getting their candidate on the campaign trail in Iowa and on the debate stage before it’s too late.” Griffin wrote.
This is fake news. Clearly, Donald Trump and his army of consultants are panicked about @RonDeSantis' winning debate performance and the strong momentum that has followed. They know this is a two-man race, and we will carry this on to a win in this presidential primary. Instead… https://t.co/f4PNHEzHnE
— Bryan Griffin (@BryanDGriffin) August 28, 2023
Trump didn’t participate in the opening GOP presidential debate on Wednesday, but his influence was felt.
DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie were among the eight other candidates that took part.
Trump has cited his significant polling advantage as justification for skipping, opting instead for an interview with dismissed Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that aired on Wednesday.
Significant occurrences are affecting DeSantis in his home state, including a fatal shooting that occurred at a Dollar General over the weekend that is being looked into as a possible hate crime.