Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has yet to throw his name into the hat as a presidential candidate, recently dismissed polling results as irrelevant since he is not yet officially a candidate.
DeSantis visited Japan as part of an international trade mission where he was asked by a reporter, "Governor, polls show you facing behind Trump. Any thoughts on that?"
"I’m not a candidate, so we’ll see if and when that changes," DeSantis said in a coy response.
"This, of course, is far from the first time DeSantis has refused to overtly answer a question in regard to his 2024 presidential intentions or standing. When asked about his presidential aspirations in February on the heels of former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announcing her bid, DeSantis told reporters, 'Wouldn’t you like to know' with a chuckle," reported Breitbart.
Speculation has continued to grow, given DeSantis’s recent trip around the country in which he visited Ohio, New Hampshire, and Virginia last week.
DeSantis faced criticism for his travels as severe flooding engulfed Fort Lauderdale in his home state.
"He shouldn’t be campaigning right now," Trump said of DeSantis. "He should be there."
Meanwhile, Trump continues to dominate in numerous polls.