The political provocateurs of the Lincoln Project are yet again stoking potential conflict between former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis.
A new Lincoln Project ad called “Star” depicts DeSantis as what a media release calls “the new MAGA superstar overtaking Donald Trump as the standard-bearer for the authoritarian movement formerly known as the GOP.”
“Ron DeSantis betrayed you to become a star,” a female voiceover teases. “Raising millions by stealing your act. Winning straw polls and fans.”
“You made him, and he betrayed you. He’s laughing at you,” the narrator cajoles to an audience of one. “He’s taking everything from you. And by the time you fight back, it will be too late.”
”Ron DeSantis is the hot young starlet in the MAGAverse. DeSantis has taken everything from Trump but his trophy wife. DeSantis and his team are already picking out curtains in the White House and enjoying the January 6th Commission’s devastating attacks on Trump,” asserted Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson.
“DeSantis is taking Donald’s political money, dominating Trump in the headlines, and getting rave reviews from Fox and the conservative media,” Wilson added. “Trump is impotent, weak, and lost on how to fight back against a younger, thinner, and flashier version of himself.”
The Lincoln Project has visited this theme of DeSantis threatening Trump in previous ad buys. A January and February ad buy was localized to Tallahassee and Palm Beach media markets on the Fox News Channel.
Trump may enter the 2024 race formally soon, and many would take that as a reaction to DeSantis’ surge in recent months. Trump continues to say he was “very responsible” for DeSantis’ political rise in friendly interviews.
DeSantis is still denying any interest in a presidential run, mocking what he called media “obsession” about a potential campaign in a recent press conference, and continuing to be coy when asked about 2024 “nonsense.” He sidestepped this topic as recently as a Fox News interview last month.
However, speculation is not quieting. The latest revelation, via Reuters, is that his re-election social media is targeted beyond Florida’s borders, in what some interpret as a sign of larger national ambitions. He also is giving speeches around the country, another sign that he is a national figure headed into the presidential election year.
July 7, 2022 at 4:55 pm
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July 7, 2022 at 5:16 pm
Peter H, what a crock of manure, better said Adam Schiff.
We are Lincoln Org, really we are irrelevant but we want to be important, They supported McAuliffe in VA Gov race, we spent $500,000 and got ass kicked by Youngkin. They used racist tactics, with hooded tiki torched racists. They got called out.
Peter H is the lackey towel boy for the predator Org. Rick Wilson is connected to FP. As are all the other Manchurian zealots.
DeSantis is America’s Gov, as youngest Gov and whiz kid. His and Floridas success has mesmerized Repub. and conservatives. Independents love him. Hispanics and suburban families have abandoned the Dums.
Desantis made a mockery of the Corp media, and the meaningless Lincoln group. All the consultants lived off the RNC, Senate & House elections committees. They got tossed off the nipple, they have to work now.
DeSantis has never said he’s running. Time will tell. The Dems are rightly fearful of him. Biden, idiot Psaki built him up as has Newsom.
He went to New York and Nevada as invitee to speak.
Florida’s education news and jobs, business news is a highlight reel of huge success this week. The Covid model proves correct. He couldn’t ask for more.
America’s Gov Rising tide for all, not a few
Do for America what he’s done for Florida.
July 8, 2022 at 8:33 am
Florida has 6.5% of the USA population, but it has 8% of the USA Covid deaths. DeSantis’s Covid policies have caused more Floridians to die from Covid than necessary. I guess he is not really pro-life in protecting living Floridians.
July 8, 2022 at 9:24 am
Turn the beaches and make the country inhospitable?
July 8, 2022 at 11:32 am
76,119 COVID deaths in Florida is proof Desantis values $$$ and political capitol over lives of the very people he is supposed to be the steward of.
July 8, 2022 at 5:34 pm
I am not sure about the Lincoln Project. However, I am quite sure that Tramp’s wife is a skank and it’s obvious that she doesn’t sleep with a blowhard that soils his diapers. Gross. Rona DeSatan is more disgusting that one of Tramp’s soiled diapers. What a shameless liar: only a fool would believe he is “being coy” about wanting to be President. His frequent Fix Entertainment cameos, his social media and his actions all are calculated to advance his Presidential run. Duh. I want to vomit when I hear his BS about how free he is making Florida. BS ABORT DESATAN!!! ABORT TRAMP!!! Grifting Ordinary People- GOP
July 11, 2022 at 10:34 am
Yeah? whtas that, hire a quack as Florida surgeon General?, pass laws that demonstrate that he either does not know what CRT is or doesn’t care as long as it appeals to the MAGA, racist base. Kill a bunch of Floridians while hiding the real mortality figures. Overrule local educational authorities and threaten to fine them? He’s a fascist who is a dictator wanna be. Along with the rest of the trumplican party.
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