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WAUKESHA, Wis. – Americans at a Trump rally on Friday shared who they hoped to see on the presidential ticket in 2024.
“I want [former President] Trump will have another rematch against Sleepy Joe,” Junepit, a rally attendee, told Fox News.
Junepit was attending a campaign rally hosted by Trump on Friday for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels ahead of the Aug. 9 primary election in Badger State.
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“I want to see Trump run,” said one attendee who said he had lost a quarter of his pension fund since President Biden took office.
The majority of rally attendees who spoke to Fox News said Trump should be the Republican nominee of 2024. Trump supporters cited deteriorating economic conditions, international tensions and an overall erosion of American values as reasons why he should show up again.
“Trump, of course,” contestant Ella replied when asked who she wanted to run. “He didn’t let America get crushed by other countries,” she said.
“I’m going to vote Donald Trump of course,” said Joseph, a Chinese immigrant.
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“The reason we moved from China to the United States is that we appreciate American systems,” Joseph told Fox News. He said Trump could restore traditional American values.
Another Trump fan said, “We had everything great under Trump. Now everything is a disaster. It should be obvious to everyone that the country needs Trump back.”
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Some rally attendees said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis might be a better option.
“I think if Trump leaves he has a very good chance,” one man, Mark, told Fox News. “DeSantis also has a lot of very good qualities.”
One attendee, Nancy, said, “I would love to see Trump, but I think he might be better behind the scenes, and DeSantis might be a better fit.”
Trump and DeSantis remain clear favorites among Republican hopefuls. Trump topped a straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando with 59% of the vote, while DeSantis came in second with 28%.
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“DeSantis, Trump, one or the other,” Bill, another rally participant, told Fox News.
One woman, Brooke, said people had more confidence in the country with Trump in power.
“I love Trump and I love DeSantis, so no matter how they mix this team up, that would be awesome,” Brooke told Fox News.