McCarthy pre­dicts Trump, not DeSan­tis, will be Repub­li­can Par­ty’s 2024 nom­i­nee

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House Speak­er Kevin McCarthy pre­dicts that for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump will win the Repub­li­can Par­ty’s nom­i­na­tion for the 2024 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, set­ting up a poten­tial rematch between Trump and Pres­i­dent Joe Biden.
McCarthy’s pre­dic­tion comes as Trump is far ahead in the pri­ma­ry polls, beat­ing out all of his com­peti­tors in the pri­ma­ry race, includ­ing Flori­da Gov. Ron DeSan­tis, con­sid­ered to be the biggest threat to Trump win­ning the nom­i­na­tion. In explain­ing his pre­dic­tion, McCarthy cit­ed Trump’s past achieve­ments when serv­ing in the White House.
“I think he will be the nom­i­nee,” McCarthy said in a Sun­day inter­view on Sun­day Morn­ing Futures. “And the thing is, Pres­i­dent Trump is stronger today than he was in 2016 or 2020, and there’s a rea­son why. They saw the poli­cies of what he was able to do with Amer­i­ca, putting Amer­i­ca first, mak­ing our econ­o­my stronger. We didn’t have infla­tion. We didn’t have these bat­tles around the world. We didn’t look weak around the world.”

DeSan­tis announced his run for pres­i­dent in May and has failed to gain the momen­tum in the pri­ma­ry race many pre­dict­ed he would. Trump’s vast lead over DeSan­tis comes despite the for­mer pres­i­dent fac­ing mul­ti­ple indict­ments in court for stor­ing con­fi­den­tial doc­u­ments at his Mar-a-Lago res­i­dence and the Jan. 6 Capi­tol protest, among oth­er things.
“I served with Ron DeSan­tis, he’s not at the sa …