Donald Trump sidesteps question about Ron DeSantis’ Martha’s Vineyard stunt
On speaking terms?

Trump DeSantis
The former President changed the subject during a Newsmax hit.

Donald Trump is withholding comment on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ controversial decision to fly undocumented immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard.

Trump, appearing on Newsmax Tuesday morning, was asked about the Governor’s decision to have two charter flights land in the Massachusetts vacation community. In fact, he sidestepped the question entirely, redirecting his answer to his own record as President.

“I think the border is such a disappointment because we had the safest border, the best border in the history of our country,” Trump said on the “Wake Up America” program.

Trump went on to talk about his commitment to “building the wall,” asserting again that America had the “safest border, the best border.” But he did not offer any evaluation of DeSantis’ decision or even acknowledge DeSantis at all.

A Rolling Stone report recently highlighted that Trump is privately angry at DeSantis for the Martha’s Vineyard move, asserting DeSantis stole the idea from him.

Trump’s seeming DeSantis snub continues a trend. At an Ohio rally over the weekend, the former President did not mention the Florida Governor when offering a roll call of prominent J.D. Vance backers. Just weeks prior to Trump’s Ohio stop, DeSantis made his own visit for Vance to the Buckeye State.

Meanwhile, as Trump seems to sidestep the questions of Martha’s Vineyard and DeSantis, who polls say is the biggest threat to another Presidential run for Trump in 2024, allies of the former President are likewise panning DeSantis’ interstate migrant flights as bad politics.

Speaking with Real America’s Voice reporters Saturday at a Save America rally in Ohio, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Governors like DeSantis should declare an “invasion.”

“Florida — obviously, (President) Joe Biden has sent like over 70 flights in the dark of the night of illegals into Florida. Gov. DeSantis should declare an invasion,” Greene said.

“We don’t need to be shipping illegals all over the country. I’m actually firmly against that. It has exposed the hypocrisy of Democrat cities and Mayors. But I don’t want to spread them all around. They need to be deported.”

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (for whom DeSantis also campaigned) also panned the move, telling Tucker Carlson Thursday she is “not a fan.”

“I mean, we’re just taking people here illegally who shouldn’t be here, moving them further inland,” she said.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


11 comments

  • Juanita Mendoza

    September 20, 2022 at 9:48 am

    We were forced to sign things that we didn’t understand, we were forced onto the plane under a barrage of kicks, slaps, and racist slurs, and one lady was sexually abused by DeSantis men. He should be arrested.

    Reply

    • Paul Pizza

      September 20, 2022 at 10:15 am

      I’m sorry to hear that Juanita. I was going to vote for DeSantis in the midterms, but after hearing your story I think I’ll vote for Charlie Crist.

      Reply

      • j Nicholoft

        September 20, 2022 at 11:05 pm

        BS. No, you weren’t, if you base the decision based on an unsubstantiated claim that is most likely a lie.

        Reply

    • J Nicholoft

      September 20, 2022 at 11:02 pm

      Sounds like true lies. Go back to and stay in Venezuela

      Reply

  • Darryl Ross

    September 20, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Trump is a big baby. Governors cannot deport illegals out of the USA. Greene is a little insane herself. DeSantis is exposing the hypocrisy of the left and their racist views. I will heavily campaign for DeSantis 2024

    Reply

    • Charlie Crist

      September 20, 2022 at 10:31 am

      AHHHH HAHAHA AHHHH 😆

      Reply

  • Frankie M.

    September 20, 2022 at 10:43 am

    Ronnie “Coyote Ugly” DeSantis couldn’t find any migrants in FL to ship to MV so he went to TX? How does that make sense again?? Oh wait. It doesn’t.

    Reply

  • PeterH

    September 20, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Neither of these MAGA clowns will ever sit in the Oval Office. The Lincoln Project will destroy both of these narcissistic racist wingnuts.

    Reply

    • J Nicholoft

      September 20, 2022 at 11:07 pm

      Make sure you vote early and often for Biden.

      Reply

  • Deanna Antczak

    September 21, 2022 at 8:51 am

    I will not be voting for any GOP in the current or near future. Our democracy is on the ballot this year! Moody claimed she would leave politics out of her office as it should be but no she is up decensors butt so far. Time for a 🌊🌊🌊🌊 in Florida. GOP have had control for 22 years n if you want authoritarian control they are the one. I want democracy!🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🙄

    Reply

  • Tjb

    September 27, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Why is DeSantis kidnapping migrants from Texan and not Florida? Is it because he can not find migrants in Florida? Perhaps the immigration issue is not a problem in Florida.
    Next time if he does the same political theater, will he send migrants from our great state of Florida

    Reply

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