Former President Donald Trump could be politically damaging himself by attacking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican figure who has become immensely popular with the political right.
Trump, who is widely expected to make another bid for the White House, has shot the Sunshine State governor – in addition to calling him “Ron DeSanctimonious,” Trump has threatened to divulge unflattering information about To spread DeSantis in case the governor runs for president. “I think if he runs away he could hurt himself very badly,” Trump said Wall Street Journal. “I don’t think the base would like it.”
DeSantis beat Democratic challenger Charlie Crist during the Florida gubernatorial race. while trump said Earlier this week, after voting for DeSantis, the former president issued a lengthy statement Thursday targeting the Florida politician and calling him “an average REPUBLICAN governor.”
“NewsCorp, which means Fox, the Wall Street Journal, and the no-longer-great New York Post (bring Col back!), is all there for Gov. Ron DeSanctimonious, your average REPUBLICAN governor with great public relations who didn’t have to shut down his state , but did so in contrast to other Republican governors whose totals were only average for a Republican — mid-table — including COVID, and who has the advantage of SUNSHINE, where people from poorly run states would go up north no matter who the governor was, just like me! Trump card wrote at the beginning of the long statement.
Some right-wing criticized Trump’s tirade and slammed the former president.
“That’s exactly why you bleed extremely staunch supporters like me, Trump. The great governor has done nothing ‘sham’ to deserve that super lame moniker or those lies about his (much better than yours) Covid policies. DeSantis 2024.” tweeted Storm Paglia of the town hall.
“I was really excited to see a main fight between these two. I think that would be best for the country. But apparently Trump is only going to embarrass himself and burst into flames, and I’ll be honest, it saddens me a little. Not how the Trump era was supposed to end,” said Jesse Kelly tweeted. “If Trump is stupid enough to attack the guy that EVERY Republican in America is comfortable with right now, this primary is already over. He’s going to lose at least half his support to DeSantis overnight,” he said added in another tweet.
“Yikes. If that’s true, Trump might just have cost himself the primary in 2024,” Justin T. Haskins said tweeted.
“I voted for Trump twice and stood up for him. He’s done some great things in office. But Trump’s selfishness really hurt us in this election and it’s time to get away from him. He’s playing right into the Democrats’ hands right now by losing DeSantis and he’s attacking me,” Caleb Hull said tweeted.
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