Two for Tuesday: Pam Bondi, Jeanette Núñez to extol Donald Trump at RNC
Pam Bondi takes the mike.

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Two of the most prominent women in the Sunshine State GOP get RNC speaking time.

Monday was a day for “Florida Men to pitch at the Republican National Convention for President Donald Trump, but Tuesday will showcase the other side of the GOP gender divide.

Two of the most prominent women in the Sunshine State’s Republican ranks, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez and former Attorney General Pam Bondi, will speak on behalf of the President during Tuesday’s primetime proceedings.

Bondi and Núñez took different paths to Trumpism, but they both ended up in the same place.

Bondi was decidedly pro-Trump during her tenure as Attorney General, but a sign of her esteem in the President’s eyes came when she was showcased as part of the President’s impeachment defense team.

There was noise that even before Bondi’s term as AG ended at the end of 2018, she may consider a move to the then-nascent Trump Administration.

As 2016 wrapped, Bondi was reportedly floated as a potential “drug czar,” with the President capitalizing on her work in Florida against pill mills.

Questions emerged around that time about a $25,000 contribution from Trump to Bondi’s political action committee. The 2014 donation, suggested the New York Times, may have been timed to squelch Florida’s involvement in an investigation into the President’s Trump University.

Unlike Bondi, Núñez was a late-term convert to Trumpism, having staunchly opposed then-candidate Trump in the 2016 Republican Presidential Preference Primary.

Running on a ticket with Ron DeSantis, whose brand was tightly yoked to the President, forced an evolution, Núñez admitted in 2018.

“Primary elections are heated, are contentious,” said Núñez, a backer of U.S. Senator and one-time presidential candidate Marco Rubio. “You get heated in campaigns. But I’ve moved on and I support the President.”

Back when Rubio’s campaign was live, Núñez excoriated Trump on Twitter, calling him a con-man and using the provocative “#TrumpKKK” hashtag.

But those days are over, and a pro-Trump 2020 convention speech is something she likely never expected to be delivering for Trump ahead of the 2016 primary.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at AG@FloridaPolitics.com


4 comments

  • Bartholomew

    August 25, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    $25k goes a long way in the Trump con routine. Sell your soul and you end up a carny for Trump! So fitting.

  • Ocean Joe

    August 25, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    When does Trump’s sister get to speak?

  • James Robert Miles

    August 26, 2020 at 7:50 am

    The ultimate bubble-headed bleach blond. Bought and paid for ho!

  • Palmer Tom

    August 26, 2020 at 9:41 am

    It is odd that Bondi talks of Biden’s alleged corruption, but has no problem with Trump’s documented corruption at Trump University etc. etc..

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