(TheRedWire.com) – On Tuesday evening, GOP presidential candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis argued that a potential rematch between former President Donald Trump and President Biden in the 2024 general election would be a referendum on the legal troubles Trump is currently facing.
During a Fox News town hall in Des Moines, Iowa DeSanti stated that this election brought forward for Republicans the question of what they wanted to be the main issue of the presidential race. As he pointed out, if Trump becomes the party’s nominee then the election will be focused on his legal woes and criminal trials as well as on the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. Essentially as he argued the presidential race would become a referendum on Trump.
However, DeSantis pointed out that the Jan. 15 Iowa caucus, which was starting off the presidential primary race could help “upend” Trump’s current position as the frontrunner in the primary race. As he added these were decisions that the people and not the polls needed to make, and that if Iowans emerged and went to vote for him then they could build an operation that would alter the national polls.
DeSantis’ appearance in Iowa is one of the last appeals he is going to be making in the state ahead of the start of the primary. Currently, the Hill/Decision Desk HQ Iowa polling shows him to be in second place, while Trump is still leading the race.
On Tuesday, DeSantis had to declare a state of emergency in his own state as tornadoes had hit the Fort Lauderdale area. Later that day he took a plane to arrive in Des Moines for the town hall.
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