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DeSantis Isn’t Sure “Selfish” Biden Will Be Democratic Nominee

On Monday, during a town hall with Newsmax, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called Joe Biden “selfish” for running for a second term.

He also warned Republican voters not to assume Biden will be the Democratic candidate in the next presidential election.

From Newsmax:

DeSantis has said Republicans have a similar issue running front-runner and former president Donald Trump in 2024. Biden turned 81 on Monday and Trump is 77.

“Clearly, Biden should not be running again,” DeSantis said. “I think he’s very selfish what he’s doing. Look, the age is part of it, but if you look at where he was four years ago to now, he’s in decline. … He’s totally lost a step. It’s a daily embarrassment.”

DeSantis then implied that Biden might not be the end game for Democrats.

“If Biden decides to keep running, if we run a candidate that can make that generational contrast an issue, that’s gonna be a huge benefit for us,” he said. “On the flip side, if we run someone that’s pushing 80, and they decide to go someone in the next generation, I think that gives them an advantage in terms of electability.”

DeSantis then warned Iowa voters they have to keep in mind the 2024 Democrat candidate could be Vice President Kamala Harris or California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

“I think that the Democrats know the age is a big issue with voters,” he said. “I think they want someone else. But they also know they can’t just push him aside, he’s got to agree, he’s the sitting president.

“Republican voters, you should assume that it may not be Biden.”

DeSantis also challenged President Trump to a debate on Newsmax a few hours after the former president, who has missed the three Republican debates, called for a revamp of the RNC.


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