‘Think again’: Donald Trump PAC drops negative ad on Ron DeSantis

Desantis Maga ad
'He's just not ready to be President.'

Ron DeSantis hasn’t launched his presidential campaign, but he’s already being targeted in a negative spot.

MAGA Inc., a PAC associated with former President Donald Trump, dropped a 30-second ad urging Republican voters to “think again” about the Florida Governor.

“He’s just not ready to be President,” boomed a stentorian voiceover.

The spot rehashes policy positions DeSantis took while in Congress, including some he has since recanted, such as votes to cut Medicare and Social Security. It notes that DeSantis voted to cut Social Security “three times over three years” and “voted to cut Medicare two times.”

Additionally, the ad notes the Governor “voted to raise the retirement age to 70.”

“The more you learn about DeSantis, the more you see he doesn’t share our values,” the spot contends.

The ad revisits themes Trump continues to traffic, including in a recent video on Truth Social.

“They always go back to their original policy and thought and on Social Security, remember, Ron DeSantis strongly opposed ethanol and fought against it at every turn and he’ll do it again. They always go back to their original policy and thought and on Social Security while we’re at it, he wanted the minimum retirement age to be lifted to 70 years old, a substantial increase,” Trump added.

“He actually wanted it to even be higher than that.”

“He also voted to severely cut Medicare,” Trump added.

Earlier this week, Trump suggested polling data, which continues to generally show Trump again gaining at DeSantis’ expense, showed a DeSantis collapse.

“They have rarely witnessed a cratering of this magnitude. His polls are going down rapidly. Maybe they should have told Ron that trying to destroy Social Security and Medicare and having voted to destroy them three times is not a good thing to do,” Trump 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


  • Mercury Ed

    March 31, 2023 at 9:52 am

    Notice phoney baloney Ron DeSanctimonious and Ashley “Fentanyl Halloween candy” Moody are defending Trump while he roasts them. Hell of a way to score political points with your base by degrading yourselves for that bozo and snake oil salesmen.

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  • Ken Bookout

    April 3, 2023 at 9:44 am

    As a Trump supporter I was hoping that this political season was going to be different but it seems that it’s just more of the same when it comes to Trump. Well a Trump supporter no more. Maybe you need to use the thoughts of Ronald Reagan by not bashing and taking down your fellow Republican. I will now support Governor DeSantis. Thank you for pushing me in that direction.

    • Terry DAlessandro

      April 5, 2023 at 1:09 pm

      As a Trump supporter I too am very disappointed in the DeSantis bashing ads. I have friends and family living in Florida who love him. His policies have created very positive results ranking Florida in the top in many areas, education being one. Read his book. It’s pretty bad when a Party mud slings their own party creating divisiveness. Disgraceful

  • Anne Bigelow

    April 6, 2023 at 12:31 am

    Who can we contact about these negative ads here inFlorida against our governor??? I was a faithful Trump supporter until these sick ads started, that will only divide this party! I am no longer supporting Trump!! You would think he has enough crap to worry about right now, than to launch negative lies about our Governor

  • William Douglas

    April 12, 2023 at 8:54 am

    I voted for Trump twice, we attended many of his rallies, we even flew a Trump flag at our home, but these anti-Trump ads have really pissed me off and have pushed me away from him and right to DeSantis.

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