Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has refuted the rumors that he might drop out of the 2024 presidential race if former President Donald Trump beats him in the Iowa caucuses.

Speaking to Fox News’ Bill Melugin during a town hall event in Iowa, he said that the rumors are “categorically false” and were “totally made up.”

According to DeSantis, some detractors came up with the rumor in order to stop people from showing up to vote.

A report on The Hill last week stated that some sources hinted at DeSantis’ plan to quit his presidential bid if he loses the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 15 to Trump. According to the sources, he will either announce his decision to drop out of the race the same night or the next morning.

The sources also added that DeSantis’ next move would be to endorse Trump for president.

DeSantis holds a second place behind Trump’s commanding lead at 51% support among Republican caucus goers, according to a NBC News/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll. With a distant 19% support, DeSantis is still ahead of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, whose support in the poll stands at 16%.

If the predictions about DeSantis’ plan to quit his campaign and back Trump’s presidential bid are true, he would be joining the many Republicans who have already endorsed the GOP front runner.

This year already, Trump has already received two major endorsements – one from House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN). He also has the backing of the remaining three lawmakers who, alongside Emmer, make up Minnesota’s congressional delegation, Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN) and Rep. Brad Finstad (R-MN).

Other major endorsements Trump has had so far in Congress include House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK), Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Sen Josh Hawley (R-MO) and former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

Beyond Congress, the former president has the backing of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Arkansas Gov, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.