DeSantis tries to thread the needle on Trump and 2024

The FBI raid on the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida has complicated the political picture — and not only for former President Trump.


Potential rivals to Trump for the 2024 GOP nomination have had their own responses carefully scrutinized — none more so than Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).


DeSantis is widely seen as the most formidable challenger to Trump if the 45th president enters the race. That being so, he has to walk a particularly fine line, preserving his own political identity while not stoking gratuitous resentment among the MAGA base.