Former President Donald Trump ridiculed his Republican rivals on Wednesday, stating that he wouldn’t offer them a position in a hypothetical 2024 administration.
Trump made these comments during a rally in Michigan on Wednesday evening, following a day of campaigning among striking autoworkers in the state.
“We’re competing with the job candidates, they’re all running for a job. No, they’re all job candidates,” Trump said regarding his competition. “They want to be in the – they want to, they’ll do anything, secretary of something, they even say VP.”
“Does anybody see the VP in the group? I don’t think so,” the former president added.
Seven GOP candidates shared the stage Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
These seven candidates were North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, biotech entrepreneur and political commentator Vivek Ramaswamy, and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.
According to the most recent Fox News poll, 60% of Republican primary voters support Trump for the GOP nomination – an increase from 53% in the previous survey in August.
The only other candidates to receive double-digit support in that poll are DeSantis at 13% and Ramaswamy at 11%.
Haley sits at 5%, with Pence and Scott at 3% each. Christie is polling at 2%, with the remaining GOP candidates receiving less than 1%.
A recent Washington Post/ABC poll over the weekend showed that Trump is currently leading President Biden by 10 points in a head-to-head general election survey among voters. According to the poll, if the 2024 presidential election were held today, Trump would win 52% to 42% over Biden.
Meanwhile, Biden’s approval rating stands at 37%, according to the poll, while 56% of respondents actively disapprove of his presidency.