Donald Trump contends Ron DeSantis would be ‘working in a pizza parlor’ without his endorsement

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The former President skewered DeSantis in an interview with Sean Hannity.

Donald Trump had more choice words about Ron DeSantis Monday night, saying they were “not friends” at any time and lamenting ever backing him.

During an appearance on Fox News’ Hannity,” the former President went after the Florida Governor yet again on the matter of the former President’s endorsement of DeSantis in 2018, working in a few new lines amid familiar refrains.

Among the new claims: a suggestion that DeSantis would be slinging pizza pies without his backing five years ago.

“I got him the nomination. By the way, he could have never gotten the nomination. He would be working in either a pizza parlor place or a law office right now. OK?”

Trump also claimed DeSantis wrote his endorsement, which the then-President said he had to rewrite.

“I said, ‘OK.’ I gave him a nice endorsement. I said, ‘You write out what you’d like and let me see it. He wrote it out. I thought it was terrible. I changed it and made it great. And I gave a great endorsement. From the moment I pressed that button, he blew the guy away. The race was over.”

The endorsement was brokered despite Trump’s well-documented misgivings, which he offered more alleged detail about to Hannity.

“I said, ‘Ron, you’re so far behind. I can’t imagine that if you got George Washington’s endorsement combined with the great, great Abraham Lincoln. If you had their endorsements, I don’t think you could win, right?'”

Trump also rhapsodized about Adam Putnam, saying that the “Secretary of Agriculture” was “actually the second-highest position in Florida.”

“They were already buying furniture for the Governor’s Mansion,” Trump contended.

The former President also claimed he had to buoy DeSantis’ spirits in the face of the challenge posed by Democrat Andrew Gillum in the General Election.

“And there was no way Ron was going to beat Gillum. So he got the nomination. But there was no way because this guy was gonna be the future of the Democrat party. And I said, ‘Ron, you can beat this guy. Let’s go,'” Trump contended.

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

  • kathy

    March 27, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    Trump needs to keep his mouth shut. He is a loud-mouthed Narcissist and lost the vote the last time because of his ego. I will not vote for him again. I will vote for DeSantis if he decides to run. He has done some great stuff in Florida.

    • Ocean Joe

      March 28, 2023 at 7:31 am

      “…and lost the vote last time.” Glad to see a Republican put that in writing.

    • Josh Green

      March 28, 2023 at 11:04 am

      “He has done some great stuff in Florida.”

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  • tom palmer

    March 28, 2023 at 7:20 am

    I would have preferred Adam Putnam, but so it goes. I wonder if Trump is self-aware enough to realize how odd he sounds?

  • Elliott Offen

    March 28, 2023 at 9:01 am

    One GOP hack is as good as the other…or as bad really. Florida doesn’t produce the best politicans for some reason. Nobody gives a sht.

  • PeterH

    March 28, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Republicans thrashing one another is good for our American economy and Democracy. Let’s not interfere.

  • Earl Pitts American

    March 28, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Good morning America,
    Thanks again to A G for keeping the left off balance. When we are ready I will allow A G to break the story that Trump has been a resident of Georgia for the past year. Then I’m going to give A G the scoop on the Trump/Desantis tickit.
    I’ll give A G plenty of notice of the release of our unstoppable plan to dominate USA and the World for the next 100 years. Until then A G keep pushing out these wonderful “The Left Has A Chance” stories.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Elliott Offen

      March 28, 2023 at 9:25 pm

      Ashley “Fentanyl Halloween candy” Moody? Be very afraid! Vote for Ron DeSanctimonious or Mexican men dressed as women will chase your kids around and give them Fentanyl Halloween candy.🤡

    • Bert Stimson

      March 28, 2023 at 11:05 pm

      BREAKING NEWS: I can confirm via email that Earl Pits Unamerican is a paid Desantos plant, posting comments on local sites for $$$, as is Desantos MO, pay to play

      • Earl Pitts American

        March 29, 2023 at 7:11 am

        Thank you for believing that leftists have a chance in the upcoming POTUS election Smelliot and Bert. Proof positive the press manipulation A G and I are pushing out is totally working.
        If lefties like Smelliot and Bert knew the truth of the eminiate demise of the perverse Democratic party from the political landscape they would riot, burn buildings, and just be even more misarable than they are now. You both can thank me later.
        You are welcome Smelliot and Bert,
        Earl Pitts American

  • Bert Simson

    March 28, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    Let’s be honest, the world NEEDS to see these two duking it out onstage together!

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