What Effect Will The Growing Rift Between Trump and DeSantis Have on 2024 Odds

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Gilbert Horowitz
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Reports continue to surface in regard to a potential fallout between former US President Donald Trump and the current Florida Governor Ron DiSantis. 

This seems to be coming full circle on Monday with Axios Jonathan Swan writing that Trump has referred to DeSantis as an ingrate with a "dull personality" and no realistic chance of beating him in a potential 2024 showdown.

It matters because Trump is the current favorite to win the GOP nomination in 2024 at -110 odds, but DeSantis is widely viewed as the next favorite with 4-1 odds.  Remove Trump from the equation and DeSantis becomes the instant favorite with the next closest being the former Vice President Mike Pence at 14-1 odds. 

The beef appears to have its origins in a Thursday podcast of "Ruthless" with the Florida Governor telling show hosts Comfortably Smug, Josh Holmes and Michael Duncan one of his biggest regrets in office was not speaking out "much louder" in March 2020, when Trump advised the American public to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. DeSantis has since become an outspoken critic of vaccine mandates and masking.

The source, who shared the private remarks on the condition of anonymity, has heard Trump criticize DeSantis on multiple occasions, according to Swan.

The source said Trump makes a point of saying he isn't worried about the Florida governor as a potential 2024 rival.

According to another source, the former President was likely displeased with DeSantis long before the podcast aired.  Trump seems bothered by DeSantis' unwillingness to say he won't run for President in 2024.  Pence is another who hasn't ruled out running.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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