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I was under the impression that if President Donald J. Trump were to seek the Republican Party nomination in 2024, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would not. But based on last night’s midterm election results, I think the two are on a collision course where they will wage war for the nomination in two years.

It started with President Trump taking a shot at DeSantis by referring to him as Gov. DeSanctimonous at a rally last week. And now, after DeSantis sailed to about a 20-point win in his re-election, Trump is looking for a way to appear strong compared to DeSantis.

Here is Trump’s Truth from his Truth Social account:

Trump also noted that while the midterm election was “somewhat disappointing” in certain ways, he went 219-16 in the general election with his endorsements.

A number of Iowa Standard readers have reached out noting they are re-thinking 2024 already based on last night’s results.

Last week after the rally in Sioux City we noted there was something “off” at the rally. The energy wasn’t the same. The momentum. The “flare,” if you will.

We wrote it off based on the weather. But now we’re wondering, is Trump vulnerable in 2024?

Trump will perform well in some states, but based on the results from Pennsylvania and Georgia, will he be able to bounce back in those necessary states?

Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona, Georgia and Nevada — can Trump compete in a general election in those states?

If he can’t, he will not win the presidency.

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