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Biden: ‘It will be fun watching’ DeSantis and Trump ‘take on each other’

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President Biden on Wednesday shrugged off the prospect of facing former President Trump or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in a potential 2024 match-up.

“It will be fun watching them take on each other,” Biden said at a press conference to address the outcome of Tuesday’s midterm elections.

For months, Trump has teased plans to run for the White House in 2024, and on the eve of the midterms, he told a crowd of supporters he would make a major announcement on Nov. 15.

But few Republicans had as good of a night during the midterms as DeSantis, who coasted to a reelection win by roughly 20 percentage points and 1.5 million votes. The commanding performance has spurred talk that DeSantis could take on Trump in a possible GOP primary.

Trump has in recent days turned his fire on DeSantis, mocking him as “Ron DeSanctimonious” and suggesting he could share unflattering information about the governor if he tried to oppose him in a primary.

DeSantis has made no public announcements about a 2024 bid, though at a debate last month, he would not commit to serving a full term as governor.

Biden on Wednesday told reporters he intends to run in 2024, eyeing early 2023 for a final decision.

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