Want your bad romance
Donald Trump will be the GQP nominee in 2024. Period. As with Lady Gaga's song Bad Romance (The Fame Monster 2009), the Republican Party is wedded to Donald J. Traitor Trump til death do them part. Not because Trump is a Svengali but, because he represents everything Republicans are and everything they want to be.
Ron DeSantis isn't going to challenge Trump because of many reasons. DeSantis may want to run against Biden as a youthful winner and tempt rightwingers with visions of the DOJ and Executive branch of the Federal Government being weaponized against the Non-MAGA the same way DeSantis did in Florida but, unless Traitor Trump falls over dead DeSantis is going to wait to unleash rightwing fury in 2028, presumably against Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Faux News and Republicans are going to spend the next 6 years smearing as they try to build a recreate a combination of the rightwing anger at Barack and HRC for Kamala Harris.
In the meantime, Trump is going to try and recreate the atmosphere of 2015-2016, and I believe the rightwing media will quickly fall in line behind him and the Corporate Media will again force feed Trump's addled spirochete infected speeches on us while they provide massive amounts of free airtime to a thieving traitor who tried to overthrow the United States Government.