DeSantis dismisses 2024 presidential bid rumors as ‘nonsense’

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is dismissing rumors that he is considering a 2024 presidential bid — calling it “nonsense” and “purely manufactured.” During a Tuesday news conference in St. Cloud, Florida, the Republican governor denied the rumors, as efforts behind former President Donald Trump’s potential campaign grow. “All the speculation about me is purely manufactured,” DeSantis said. “I just do my job and we work hard … I hear all this stuff and honestly, it’s nonsense.” But despite the speculation surrounding DeSantis, Trump has still seemingly come out on top in recent polls. In July, Trump ran away with a presidential straw poll taken at the Conservative Political Action Conference, easily outdistancing the Sunshine State’s governor, who was runner-up. Trump received the support of 70 percent of CPAC attendees in the informal presidential nominee poll, while DeSantis came in a distant second place with 21 percent. A month before, the former president revealed he would consider picking the Florida politician as a running mate. “Sure I would … I would certainly consider Ron,” Trump told Fox Business‘ Stuart Varney.

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