Billionaire Investor George Soros Hopes Trump and DeSantis Will “Slug It Out” for 2024 GOP Nomination

( – Multi-billionaire investor George Soros hopes to see former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis go toe to toe for the Republican nomination in 2024, which he believes will split the GOP vote, leading to a Democratic win in the final election.

Last Thursday, while speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Soros said that he believes Ron DeSantis will likely run against Trump for the Republican nomination in 2024. He also hopes by challenging Trump, DeSantis will inspire Trump to run a third-party campaign in response which will then split the Republican vote and strengthen the Democrats’ chances of remaining in the White House for four more years.

Soros said he hopes to see Trump and DeSantis “slug it out” in 2024. He continued by stating that Trump has become “a pitiful figure, continually bemoaning his loss in 2020,” which Soros said is leading donors to abandon him “in droves.”

Soros also said that DeSantis, who he described as “shred, ruthless and ambitious,” will most likely be the Republican candidate, which could push Trump into running under a third party because of his narcissism, which Soros said, “has turned into a disease.” All of this, Soros predicts, would lead to a landslide for the Democrats and “force the Republican Party to reform itself,” although he also admitted he may be biased in his predictions.

Many media organizations seem to be misrepresenting Soros’ comments as an endorsement for DeSantis, although that isn’t exactly the case. Soros actually hopes the Republicans will lose the election overall, and he believes DeSantis challenging Trump will higher the chances of that happening.

The megadonor also made headlines last week for stating at the Munich Security Conference that weather control could be used to stop global warming. Soros said that although “human interference has destroyed a previously stable system,” it would be “human ingenuity… local and international” that could restore it.

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