Brian Mast lists 31 reasons to get on Donald Trump’s train for 2024
Brian Mast wants to stamp out antisemitism.

The Congressman became the seventh member of the state congressional delegation to go all in for the Florida man who is not Governor.

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast has 31 reasons why he became the seventh member of the state’s congressional delegation to get on board the Donald Trump train for the 2024 presidential contest — bypassing presumed presidential aspirant Gov. Ron DeSantis.

All of the state’s high-ranking Republicans have a choice to declare as two Florida men are presumed to be vying for the right to face President Joe Biden in the General Election 18 months from now.

DeSantis has not officially announced a run. But Mast, a Stuart Republican, highlighted the reasons Trump’s reign should resume in a news release Thursday evening.

The release doesn’t indicate that the reasons have been listed in any particular order of importance, but the 429-word sentence starts with the pump.

“When Donald Trump was President gas prices were under $3,” Mast’s statement begins.

Mast makes no mention of the day in the Trump presidency that many Americans have circled in red — Jan. 6. But there are a lot of reasons for Mast to wax nostalgic about the four-year period that started with the declaration, “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.”

Not only was gas cheaper, eggs cost less than $5 a dozen, real wages were trending higher and people kept more of their paychecks. And fewer people were concerned about whether there was enough money stashed away.

People knew that their retirement accounts would actually allow them to retire,” one clause in the release contends.

As for grievances against the present day, Mast has a few.

For the nation, post-Trump presidency, international matters have become much more fraught with peril. Mast argues the nation’s enemies have been emboldened, the southern border is out of control and the FBI is targeting parents who complain about their School Board, although PolitiFact says the Congressman is misinformed on that last point.

People were safer, because criminal laws were enforced, Mast said. And back in the days of Trump, the mainstream media was called out for running cover for the Bidens and the Clintons.

Mast points to more worrisome actions from China, North Korea, Russia and the Taliban, now armed with some of the best military equipment in the world.

Speaking of the military, Trump’s departure from the White House has turned the best fighting force into one obsessed with checking the right boxes. Companies no longer care about shareholders and focus instead on pandering to coastal elites demanding they serve politically correct goals, Mast said.

The laundry list ends with this phrase:

“America was first — plain and simple,” Mast says, according to the statement.

The statement wraps up: “President Trump fights like hell for the American people, and he’ll fight to get our nation back on the right track after three years of the Left’s best efforts to destroy it.”

Anne Geggis

Anne Geggis is a South Florida journalist who began her career in Vermont and has worked at the Sun-Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Gainesville Sun covering government issues, health and education. She was a member of the Sun-Sentinel team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Parkland high school shooting. You can reach her on Twitter @AnneBoca or by emailing [email protected].


  • Bill McFired and Sued

    April 21, 2023 at 6:34 am

    He lost by 8 million votes. What makes them think that he can win in 2024 after many LEGITIMATE indictments and of course the deadly riot and cheesy online videos here lately? The man is a nuisance and they still think he actually did something when he was president! It takes more than someone being liked by a minority of people to become president. Putting admiration, for God knows what, ahead of the reality that he will most likely lose is gonna continue to cost the GOP.

  • Tom

    April 21, 2023 at 7:04 am

    Also known as the Trump train to hell 🔥
    Look how many people he’s roasted. Just ask Ashli Babbitt on the Ouija board.

    • Ashli Babbitt's Ghost

      April 21, 2023 at 10:14 am

      I was on a normal tour of the Capitol. No idea why that PoPo fatally shot me after I opened the door, as any other normal tourist would have opened that exact same door. Some might say the tour guide would normally open the door, but the tour guide um they had a broke hand, the carpal tunnel, so I was just helping out.

  • Dont Say FLA

    April 21, 2023 at 7:19 am

    Suppose for one moment that Donald J Trump’s intention was to destroy the GOP and perhaps even the whole USA, maybe selling the USA (out) which would ultimately lead to its demise. What would Mr. Trump do differently from what he’s doing? What might he do that he doesn’t do today? You should ask these questions about your candidate. I should ask these questions about my candidate. Everyone should ask these questions about every candidate. Even if you only ask yourself these questions, ask honestly and answer honestly, thinking only of your own candidate, not thinking about the other candidate(s). Take a hard look at your candidate’s actions, not the words. Consider the outcomes of the candidate’s past and promised actions. Consider causality and context when you assign positives or negatives during your own analysis of your own candidate. Consider your candidates actions, but also their lack of action on any topic(s) where they might have acted. Consider “The Wall.” Think about illegal immigration elsewhere, for example from Africa to France, Italy, etc. Is there a wall? No! There’s a sea. What happens? Illegal immigrants (sometimes aka “refugees” to some folks) take boats. Is there water between USA and Mexico? Yes! There’s the Rio Grande but it’s south of The Wall. What else? There’s the Gulf of Mexico, for one. Do you want barbed wire on the Gulf beaches of Florida? If The Wall works out, barbed wire beaches would have to be next. Think, folks. THINK.

    • David Pakman

      April 21, 2023 at 8:54 am

      It’s all about shoveling money to the rich and shoveling the lower classes into jail dude. It’s class warfare. Who can do a better job at that than a billionaire with political power and always talking about “death penalty for drug dealers.” It’s overt class warfare.

      • Dont Say FLA

        April 21, 2023 at 9:20 am

        Agree! 100. Rich hay holes run this place and continually stir the pot, pitting US Americans against each other, against our own neighbors, when people like Trump and Musk and Bezos would truthfully be signing “Hi, I’m the Problem, It’s Me”

  • Jeanne

    April 21, 2023 at 9:54 am

    How can any politician ignore the obvious decline in mental abilities that Trump is experiencing? They must represent their constituents more faithfully.

  • Bigly's In The Race

    April 21, 2023 at 10:09 am

    With Bigly in the race, why should anybody support Mini-ly?

  • Elliott Offen

    April 21, 2023 at 12:17 pm


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