As Trump announces 2024 run, GOP governors do their best to look away

At the same time former President Donald Trump was declaring his third bid for the White House on Tuesday night, a ballroom full of GOP governors, donors and

ORLANDO, Fla. — At the same time former President Donald Trump was declaring his third bid for the White House on Tuesday night, a ballroom full of GOP governors, donors and lobbyists were tuned in to the Republican many have indicated they would prefer: Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. 

DeSantis, fresh off a decisive victory that reinforced Republicans’ grip on power in his home state, made no mention of Trump, or the announcement taking place 168 miles away. The move by the party’s de-facto leader hardly appeared to register — though the next presidential primary was top of mind.

In interviews, attendees of the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association said there were plenty of discussions about 2024, what lessons the party can take from the midterms and how they should adjust their messaging. Those Republicans said they felt additional contenders were present at the conference as both parties see a number of governors as attractive potential alternatives to Trump and President Joe Biden, should the president’s intent to seek re-election change.

“I have no doubt,” New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said when asked if there were GOP 2024 presidential candidates at the conference, adding that he thought DeSantis would run and that Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin might.

“People here are excited about a governor being president,” he continued, adding, “It’s clearly [what] at least this group of folks want to see.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/trump-announces-2024-run-gop-governors-best-look-away-rcna57716


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