Former president Donald Trump made a podcast appearance on Monday where he discussed possible successors who could run as the Republican candidate for president in 2024.
“I’ll make that decision [with regards to seeking reelection in 2024] sometime later, but there’s a pretty deep bench,” Trump said during a discussion with Fox News personality Lisa Boothe.
Candidates that Trump mentioned as “very good” contenders specifically were Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, Sen. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, and gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas.
“We have a lot of young, good people,” Trump told Boothe. “Ron DeSantis is doing a really good job in Florida. I think Josh Hawley has shown some real courage in going after big tech.”
“And you know somebody that’s been really terrific is Ted Cruz … And Rand Paul has been great. A lot of people, I mean, really a lot of people have been terrific. Sarah Huckabee is going to do great in Arkansas. I think that Kristi Noem has done a terrific job. A lot of – a lot of very good people, really very good people. The Republican party is stacked,” he added. Read more…