Trump Lawyer Tells DeSantis To ‘Stay In Florida’ During 2024 Speculation

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: U.S. President Donald Trump walks out of the White House before departing July 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to New Jersey to host a fundraising dinner and spend the weekend at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Donald Trump’s lawyer warned Gov. Ron DeSantis to stay in his lane in Florida as the former president teased a “big announcement” next Tuesday at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
  • “He needs to stay in Florida. Just stay where you are. You are doing a great job in Florida,” Alina Habba said in an interview on Right Side Broadcasting at Trump’s rally in Ohio Monday night for Republican Senate candidate JD Vance.
  • Addressing the Florida governor’s political ambitions beyond the Sunshine State, Habba advised: “Don’t jump the gun.” The attorney then insisted Trump made DeSantis.
  • “DeSantis is DeSantis because of Trump. I think I like what DeSantis is doing in Florida, but he needs to stay in Florida,” Habba said​, doubling down on her advice​​.

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