DeSantis supporter predicts latest indictment against Trump will cost Florida governor nomination for 2024

A Republican strategist and Ron DeSantis ally believes the impeachment of Donald Trump harms his candidate and will likely guarantee the 2024 nomination.

This follows the indictment against the former US President, which included a total of 37 charges against him for handling classified documents.

The strategist speaks anonymously politicalHe believes it’s “too early” to know for sure what the backlash will be, but that it’s likely to be bad news for the Florida governor and good news for the ex-president.

“I suspect this will secure the nomination for him and at least keep his poll lead stable for the next month and slow DeSantis’ growth,” he said.

Another Republican strategist, this one an ally of rising candidate and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, agrees it will “damage everyone in the short term who isn’t named Trump,” but added a caveat.

A Republican strategist and Ron DeSantis ally believes the impeachment of Donald Trump harms his candidate and will likely guarantee the 2024 nomination

A Republican strategist and Ron DeSantis ally believes the impeachment of Donald Trump harms his candidate and will likely guarantee the 2024 nomination

This follows the indictment against the former US President, which included a total of 37 charges against him for handling classified documents

This follows the indictment against the former US President, which included a total of 37 charges against him for handling classified documents

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“But at some point you have to believe Trump has to go down by 1,000 death cuts?” Will that open a door for an outsider?

Maybe it supports a separate one in case it helps Trump political The opinion piece said it was very unlikely Trump’s case would be closed before November 2024, allowing him to remain active in the race.

“Each national security case presents additional obstacles that make it difficult to proceed expeditiously,” wrote Renato Mariotti.

“Trump’s attorneys must obtain authorization to review confidential material. A special order must be issued to ensure that the material is adequately protected. Also, there will likely be clashes over confidential material made available by the government.”

Mariotti adds that “the ball is in Trump’s court” and he could basically delay the process for as long as he likes.

“The bottom line is that negotiations on this unprecedented case will hover in the electoral landscape throughout next year and potentially well into the next president’s term, whoever that may be.”

Vivek Ramaswamy, who announced his candidacy for president in February, has criticized federal allegations against Trump

Vivek Ramaswamy, who announced his candidacy for president in February, has criticized federal allegations against Trump

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For DeSantis and his allies, his strategist’s prediction that the indictment will help Trump couldn’t come at a worse time.

Internal polls by DeSantis supporters show Florida’s governor gaining ground on Trump in the nation’s first primary state, Iowa.

A new Never Back Down PAC poll shared with Axios DeSantis has narrowed the gap to leader Trump by 14 percent since his announcement as president.

In mid-May, before DeSantis officially announced his presidential candidacy in a Twitter Spaces event with Elon Musk, he was holding 24 percent in polls in Iowa compared to Trump’s 48 percent — a gap of 24 percent.

Just weeks later, after officially launching his campaign on May 24, the Florida governor reached 29 percent of Iowa’s likely caucus attendees, versus Trump’s 39 percent.

Now the governor sits in second place with just a 10 percent gap between him and the former president, while the rest of the field lags further behind the top two.

But when the other candidates were dropped from the equation and DeSantis and Trump got into a head-to-head duel, the pro-DeSantis PAC found that the two frontrunners in Iowa are virtually level — compared to the 14-point -Iowa governor’s backlog in mid-May.

Donald Trump left classified documents scattered in his bathroom and ballroom at Mar-a-Lago and boasted to aides about the expropriation of military secrets, according to the stunning indictment unsealed by the Justice Department on Friday

Donald Trump left classified documents scattered in his bathroom and ballroom at Mar-a-Lago and boasted to aides about the expropriation of military secrets, according to the stunning indictment unsealed by the Justice Department on Friday

Extraordinary new photos (above) revealed in the scathing file show Trump's valet Walt Nauta entering a storage room to find intelligence files on allies including the UK and Australia spilled on the floor

Extraordinary new photos (above) revealed in the scathing file show Trump’s valet Walt Nauta entering a storage room to find intelligence files on allies including the UK and Australia spilled on the floor

In one photo, the boxes are stacked in front of a shower curtain and next to a sink in a bathroom in Mar-a-Lago. Some of Trump's advisers simply called the files

In one photo, the boxes are stacked in front of a shower curtain and next to a sink in a bathroom in Mar-a-Lago. Some of Trump’s advisers simply called the files “his papers.”

Nationally, polls show that DeSantis is typically at least 20 points behind Trump, with the rest of the field failing to get into double digits.

A new CNN poll conducted on the day of DeSantis’ announcement found Trump was up 56 percent while DeSantis was up 26 percent.

THE INSTALLATIONS TRUMP FACES AND THE MAXIMUM SENTENCES FOR JAIL

Trump’s attorneys have confirmed he faces seven federal charges. They have not received the official indictment, but have been sent subpoenas indicating that he faces the charges and maximum penalties listed below.

  • Willful withholding of national defense information in violation of the Espionage Act (maximum penalty 20 years in prison if convicted)
  • Conspiracy to obstruct justice (20 years)
  • Retention of a document or record (20 years)
  • Corrupt concealment of a document or record (20 years)
  • Concealing a document in a federal investigation (20 years)
  • Plan for Obfuscation (five years)
  • False statements and representations (five years)

The new Never Back Down poll comes as part of DeSantis’ first official campaign change in the early Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina primary elections. Later in June he will travel on to Nevada.

Trump also traveled to Iowa last week, overlapping with the DeSantis move.

Despite the upbeat statement from the main PAC supporting DeSantis’ Republican primary bid, other polls show he didn’t get the boost he expected after the announcement.

A Morning Consult poll conducted after DeSantis launched shows his standing has risen just 1 percent — and is still 38 percent behind Trump.

DeSantis had an initial lead over Trump earlier in the year, but some pollsters claim he was reluctant to announce his candidacy and that having one foot in and one foot out hurt him with voters.

There are already 11 candidates in the GOP primary race. Those who did actually win some votes include former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and current South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.

Other long-term candidates in the running include biotech millionaire Vivek Ramaswamy and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.

Former Vice President Mike Pence filed the relevant paperwork to run for the White House on Monday – and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced on the same day that he would not be running in the race.

This week, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced their own campaigns.

Trump adviser and former “bodyman” Walt Nauta was charged in the same classified documents investigation after Trump announced Thursday night he would be charged.

According to a report, the former president faces 100 years in prison if convicted on all seven counts of mishandling classified information.

Bradford Betz

Bradford Betz is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Bradford Betz joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: betz@ustimespost.com.

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