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Trump Warns of 'Scary' Inflation, Says He Would Win if He Ran Again

Trump is making waves over inflation and says he would beat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis easily if he ran again.
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Then-President Trump and DeSantis

Scary Inflation

Trump says Surging Prices Will 'Ravage Our Country'

Former President Donald Trump told Yahoo Finance that inflation is one of the issues that will help him determine if he will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.

"And it's very scary when you look at gasoline from $1.87 a gallon when I was president, it went from $1.87 and now it's well over $5 that it's going to go a lot higher," the 45th President predicted.

"It looks to me like inflation is going to ravage our country," Trump told Yahoo Finance.

Gas Price Fact Check

AAA Gas Price National Average

According to AAA Gas prices were $2.186 a year ago and $3.204 today a far cry from Trump's proclamation. 

Does Trump purposely lie because he sees some sort of benefit it in?

I'd Beat Beat DeSantis Like I'd Beat Everyone Else

Trump offered this challenge on October 3, I'd Beat Beat DeSantis Like I'd Beat Everyone Else

“If I faced him, I'd beat him like I would beat everyone else,” Trump declared, even as he said he doesn't actually expect a showdown.

“I don't think I will face him,” he predicted about what DeSantis and other Republicans would do if he got into the race. “I think most people would drop out, I think he would drop out.”

The arrogance never stops. It can't. It's part of what makes Trump, Trump.

I still do not believe he will run, but if he does, I doubt it would be without challengers. 

John Bolton SuperPac

Here's a poll I put no faith in, although it seems easy to believe. Bolton says Trump takes big hit among Republican voters; Biden and Trump both suffer huge political damage.

A new national survey conducted by John Bolton Super PAC of likely voters revealed huge political damage for both Donald Trump and Joe Biden stemming from the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The deepest impact for Trump was suffering a stunning 20-point drop with 2024 Republican primary voters (46% in July to 26% in September). The poll finds Trump virtually tied (26.2%-25.2%) with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. This dramatic movement is the strongest evidence yet that Republican voters are tiring of Trump. 57% of Republicans say ‘to move forward we need new leaders and fresh faces.’ The poll was conducted after the withdrawal from Afghanistan was completed.

President Biden also saw a 10-point plunge in his popularity overall, but dropped a shocking 30-points with Independents, the key swing voters in the General Election.

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Bolton Poll 

Bolton Poll September 29

Statement by John Bolton

“These numbers will probably come as a shock to Donald Trump. After 20 years in Afghanistan, it’s clear that Americans are unhappy with leaving as we did. Voters were smart enough to see that President Trump started the withdrawal and legitimized the Taliban through negotiations. They recognize that withdrawal carries more risks for the homeland than keeping a U.S. and NATO military presence in Afghanistan. Biden bears the responsibly for the final embarrassing moments and his corresponding drop in support reflects that, but it’s not lost on anyone that Trump, like Biden, wanted to withdraw and shares the blame for the failure. National security matters to voters, especially when failure leads to greater risks, so you rightly see conservatives quickly considering options other than Donald Trump.”

Bolton is about as biased against Trump as they come. 

And while it's easy to believe support for both Trump and Biden have taken dives, the Bolton poll stands alone with Trump and DeSantis tied.

Straw Poll 

A straw poll for the 2024 GOP presidential nominee taken at the Conservative Political Action Conference in July gave DeSantis high marks.

When asked whom attendees would vote for in the Republican primary if it were held that day, 70 percent of respondents said Trump. DeSantis came in second with 21 percent of the vote.

When surveying respondents without Trump as an option, however, DeSantis topped the poll at 68 percent.

In August, a Quinnipiac University poll found that 60 percent of adults nationwide felt that it would be bad for the country if Trump were to run for president in 2024.

Polls Useless

Polls this early are simply useless even if there was any consistency in them. 

The wide variances make them amusing but laughable.

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