Ron DeSantis goes on the offense versus Donald Trump

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Could a Piers Morgan interview be the start of a new phase for the Governor?

It appears Ron DeSantis has won the Piers Morgan Primary.

Nearly a year after Donald Trump clashed with the veteran British broadcaster, the Florida Governor had a somewhat more cordial interview with the current Fox Nation personality.

In a New York Post article, Morgan previewed an interview to run on Piers Morgan Uncensored Thursday.

Among the highlights was Morgan asking DeSantis for a follow-up to his comments about the former President paying hush money to a porn star.

“Well, there’s a lot of speculation about what the underlying conduct is. That is purported to be it, and the reality is that’s just outside my wheelhouse. I mean that’s just not something that I can speak to,” DeSantis said, echoing comments he made Monday in Panama City.

DeSantis also compared Trump unfavorably to the nation’s Founding Fathers, in case there was any doubt there.

“At the end of the day as a leader,” he said, “you really want to look to people like our Founding Fathers, like what type of character. It’s not saying that you don’t ever make a mistake in your personal life, but I think what type of character are you bringing? So, somebody who really set the standard is George Washington because he always put the Republic over his own personal interest.”

“When we won the American Revolution, Washington surrendered his sword. (King) George III said he’s the greatest man in the world if he gives up power. I think the person is more about how you handle your public duties and the kind of character you bring to that endeavor.”

DeSantis also offered theories on Trump’s attacks on him.

“The major thing that’s happened that’s changed his tune was my re-election victory.”

As well, he offered a take on the sobriquet Ron DeSanctimonious, a Trump staple since November 2022.

“I don’t know how to spell the sanctimonious, one. I don’t really know what it means, but I kind of like it. It’s long, it’s got a lot of vowels. We’ll go with that, that’s fine. I mean, you can call me whatever you want. Just as long as you also call me a winner, because that’s what we’ve been able to do in Florida, is put a lot of points on the board and really take this state to the next level.”

Expect more from the television interview, but amid polls trending the former President’s way, it appears the Governor may be going on offense on Trump, which could be a full-time job after Sine Die.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • Earl Pitts American

    March 21, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    Good evening America,
    And so it begins. You knew this day was coming.
    Its either gonna be Don or Ron.
    Vote your heart America. Earl Pitts American will still love y’all no matter which one you select.
    Off the record I’m gonna say without bragging what all of y’all already know to be true word.
    “Both Ron and Don are counting their lucky stars that Earl Pitts American is going to sit this election cycle out”. As y’all know if Earl Pitts American was running for POTUS good ‘Ole Earl would spit some Beechnut in both those dudes eyes right there on the debate stage. And Earl Pitts American would use their heads for a mop and their butts for a broom. They are both glad all my roudy friends have settled down and are voting Republican just like me Earl Pitts American. And we will all be happy with either Don or Ron in the White House!
    Y’all excuse me now I’m gonna sit down and write a Country song about this.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Earl Pitts American

      March 21, 2023 at 7:24 pm

      Credits to Bocephus.
      Earl Pitts American

  • just sayin

    March 22, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Anybody but Trump or Biden would be great. Democrats, please run someone better so we can have a good choice and not the lesser-of-two-evils BS we’ve had the last two cycles.

  • Rob Desantos

    March 22, 2023 at 11:19 am

    When your closest friends in the media are Tucker Carlson, Piers Morgan, and the NY Post – you’re doing it wrong.

    • just sayin

      March 22, 2023 at 12:23 pm

      When you hear someone describe a candidate as a corrupt befuddled geriatric pedophile and can’t tell which party’s candidate they are describing – you’re doing it wrong.

  • Rob Desantos

    March 22, 2023 at 11:20 am

    “I don’t know how to spell the sanctimonious, one. I don’t really know what it means, but I kind of like it. It’s long, it’s got a lot of vowels…”

    Translation: I graduated from Harvard and Yale, but I’ll play dumb to score points with my uneducated voters if that’s what it takes! I have no personal integrity!

  • Ian

    March 22, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    If that’s the offensive???

  • Ian

    March 22, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Go on the offensive for the people that elected you!! Stop intentionally ignoring the things that actually affect us. You can play to his base, never going to happen, at least play to the people that elected you that no republicans have ever won without!!

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