Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are considered the two front-running candidates to be the GOP nominee to take on President Joe Biden in 2024.
But they’re not the only Republicans eyeing a run at the White House next year.
In fact, one of Trump’s own cabinet members is now dropping huge hints that he will primary his former boss in the next election cycle.
A crowded 2024 field, or a two-man race?
In the way-too early goings in the race for the White House, the Republican nomination is already starting to look like a two-man contest.
Former President Donald Trump has already announced another bid for his old Oval Office spot.
Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is building momentum as the “Ron to the Rescue” movement grows.
However, many other big-name Republicans are rumored to be considering a run for the White House.
From the MAGA wing: 2016 runner up Ted Cruz; Texas Governor Greg Abbott; South Dakota Governor Kristi Noam; Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton are all said to be contemplating a bid.
Then you have a more moderate, John McCain/Mitt Romney-style contingent of potential candidates, including: former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley; South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, and new Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin.
And of course, there will be at least one hopeful from the RINO establishment-wing of the party, like former Vice President Mike Pence, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, or Never-Trumper ex-Rep. Liz Cheney.
Pompeo’s trial balloons
And one other name is persistently floating around the rumor mill on the Beltway – Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
And now, the former Congressman from Kansas is dropping some trial balloons about a potential primary bid.
Pompeo is currently promoting his brand-new book, Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love.
In fact, the former Sec. of State actually dropped off free copies for attendees at the RNC meeting last month.
And if that weren’t a big enough sign, Pompeo just gave an interview to John Stossel.
In the interview, Pompeo attempts to position himself to the Right of the party average and impress the libertarian faction of the party.
Stossel impressed by Pompeo
“Interviewing him makes it clear that he is smarter and more thoughtful than most politicians,” Stossel said of Pompeo. “We talked for an hour about immigration, defense, education, tariffs, entitlement reform, pandemics and more. We disagree about a lot. Pompeo knows I’m a libertarian and would disagree with him about a lot. But he agreed to talk about anything.”
During the interview, the former CIA Director called himself a “deficit hawk” and criticized his party for not following up their small government talk with more action – a criticism often heard among the conservative grassroots.
Pompeo also made a cardinal political error in the interview by admitting Social Security and Medicare need to be fixed and that all options should be on the table.
Stossel called the answer “brave,” however, going against one of the third rails of American politics is a move that could come back to haunt Pompeo.
He also scored huge libertarian street cred when Pompeo advocated for eliminating the Department of Education and called National Teachers’ Association President Randi Weingarten the most dangerous person in America.
“We’ll figure out Putin, we’ll figure out Xi Jinping,” Pompeo said. “But you teach kids that America is a racist nation? That groups matter more than individuals? That there’s an oppressor class and somehow America is the most indecent nation in the history of the world? You’re done.”
What will Trump think?
If Pompeo does jump in the 2024 field, he’ll be running against his former boss, a move that Trump is sure to frown upon.
The 45th President of the United States is already calling Ron DeSantis “disloyal” just because Trump endorsed then-candidate DeSantis in his 2018 bid for Governor in the Sunshine State.
And that attack came just because other people are discussing a potential run from America’s Governor.
What will the former President say if the man he appointed Secretary of State challenges him?
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.