Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed confidence that he would win if he wanted to run for president in 2024 during a recent interview with Piers Morgan.
DeSantis remarked, “If I were to run, I’m running against Biden. Like we [him and Trump] are competing for the Republican, potentially, I get that, but ultimately you know the guy I’m gonna focus on is Biden because I think he’s failed the country. I think the country wants a change. I think they want a fresh start and a new direction and so we’ll be very vocal about that.”
When Piers Morgan asked him if he thinks he stands a chance against Biden, DeSantis replied, “I think so.”
The Florida Governor maintains his composure despite Trump’s rise in the polls.
“I won with independents by 18 points,” DeSantis remarked, “and so that will be the same formula that we would take, and honestly forget about me, I think anybody should take the formula like that nationally. You can’t win with just Republicans. You’ve gotta win with independents and you need to convince some of these Democrats, which I was able to do in Florida, because they’re not woke, they don’t like some of the nonsense going on. They want their streets safe, and they want quality education. So I think you could appeal to people across the canvas.”
DeSantis went on to remark that one of the intriguing aspects of his victory was that while most Floridians believed the nation was headed in the wrong direction, they believed Florida was on the right path. As a result, they saw the change in how things are managed.
“We run big budget surpluses on the federal government’s $31 trillion dollars in debt. We’re very tough on crime, the policies in Washington are to be more weak on crime. We believe in being good stewards of the environment, but I don’t want to control everyone’s behavior with some of the stuff that’s going on.”
The Florida Governor responded when asked if he might run for president, “I haven’t made a final decision on it. I’ve told people that I’ve got a lot to do over the next few months in Florida. We’re gonna put a lot of points on the board. And then we’ll see how the dust settles after that, but I can tell you a lot of people realize the country is not going in the right direction and believe that what we’ve been able to do in Florida, if we can apply that nationally, we can get America back on track and back on our foundations.”
Ron DeSantis’ official interview won’t run until Thursday on Fox Nation’s “Piers Morgan Uncensored.”