TAMPA (WFLA) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday brushed away the idea that he is running for president in 2024.
“All the speculation about me is purely manufactured,” said DeSantis during a press conference he held to tout a monoclonal antibody treatment unit in St. Cloud. “I just do my job and we work hard… I hear all this stuff and honestly, it’s nonsense.”
There’s been speculation for several months of DeSantis running for president following his victory over former President Donald Trump in a straw poll back in June.
DeSantis has not yet submitted his application to run for re-election, and is not listed among gubernatorial candidates in the state elections database.
Any plans the governor or other Republicans have for seeking the presidency may remain in limbo until Trump makes his decision on whether he will run again in 2024.