A source with connections close to Donald Trump gave insight into who he believes will be the running mate for Trump’s potential 2024 bid.
Robert Barnes, a constitutional lawyer and a tight ally with Trump, announced during a broadcast interview who he believes the running mate for Trump will be. According to Barnes, “the decision has already been made.”
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During a discussion on the 2024 political landscape, interviewer Alex Jones asked Barnes, “Who is [Trump’s] running mate going to be?”
Barnes replied, “My understanding is it’s already been decided; it’s going to be DeSantis. DeSantis is not going to challenge or contest Trump…in fact he’s already made that agreement.”
“DeSantis is a very politically savvy, smart guy. He knows that Trump can only run for one term…and so he [DeSantis] would get two terms…a lot of VPs have difficulty getting two terms because their prior ones served two terms consecutively. That’s not going to happen here.”
Barnes continued, “Not only that, DeSantis will be given a lot of power and discretion over particularly domestic policy.”
Barnes gave a timeline on when the knowledge would be public news, “This will not be fully public until the convention…” Barnes was referring to the 2024 Republican National Convention for which a date has yet to be set.
Barnes also gave a way Trump could be run against or in place of Trump, “The only way a [DeSantis challenge] happens is if Trump has a health problem…”
“DeSantis is insurance. He is indictment insurance for Trump, because Democrats are as scared of DeSantis…”
In May 2022, Trump held a slim lead over DeSantis for the potential 2024 GOP presidential nomination. The spread between the two political powerhouses was 6 points, with Nikki Haley as the 2nd runner-up.
Today, Trump has opened up a 9-point lead over DeSantis.
Due to the nature of this information, Rogue Review is unable to confirm the accuracy of Barnes’ statement. Therefore, we are reporting it as hearsay until further news breaks. We will keep you updated with the latest news about the Republican challenge to the Democrats in 2024.
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