Ron DeSantis ducks Donald Trump attacks, even as the former President hammers him

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'I've been pretty busy.'

Donald Trump continues his attacks on Ron DeSantis, but the Florida Governor is still not responding in kind.

Asked in Jacksonville about ongoing controversies involving Trump — the latest being E. Jean Carroll prevailing in a civil suit against Trump with claims of sexual assault and defamation — DeSantis was coy.

“I’ve been pretty busy. I know there’s different stuff in the news, but we’ve been busy on Monday sticking it to the CCP. So they’re not buying land in Florida,” the governor said.

“Yesterday we did the biggest increase in pay for teachers, but we also protected them against mandatory deduction from school unions, more money in their paycheck and then today doing this great stuff on illegal immigration,” DeSantis added. “So that’s kind of been my focus.”

He then teased an announcement that has been months in the making.

“I may have something to say about the overall landscape for ’24 but stay tuned on that,” DeSantis said during his Wednesday remarks.

Meanwhile, Trump continues to drill DeSantis.

On Truth Social, the former President said the Florida Governor would be “working at McDonald’s” without him.

Rupert Murdoch, ‘Worst Republican Speaker ever’ Paul Ryan, RINO KARL ROVE, The Wall Street Globalist Journal, and the rapidly disintegrating FoxNews, have gone all out, over the last 3 months, pushing and promoting Ron DeSanctimonious, a man who, without the help and Endorsement of President Donald J. Trump, would now be working at a McDonalds or, at a minimum, be far away from Tallahassee. Anyway, all of this RINO/GLOBALIST push from Election Undenier Murdoch has crushed DeSanctus in the Polls,” Trump posited.

The former President’s love for the Golden Arches is well-documented, of course, but Tuesday’s occupational attack on DeSantis is the latest in a series.

In Fort Myers last month, Trump said that without his endorsement, DeSantis would be “a lawyer someplace looking for business, if that.”

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


4 comments

  • Ron Don's Serf Shop

    May 10, 2023 at 11:16 am

    Is that a confession that Defelonious Javina Trump wishes to eat a hamberder from Rhonda’s Panties?

  • Who Shall Be The Donalds VP?

    May 10, 2023 at 11:21 am

    Nobody’s talking about this, but who in their right mind would be The Donald’s VP after he tried to blame his last VP, Pence, for losing the election and then also tried to murder Pence? The only possible answer is MTG. She’s the only one so blinded by self-promotion that she won’t see VP as her own death sentence.

  • tom palmer

    May 10, 2023 at 11:40 pm

    DeSantis has no reason to get into a fight with Trump or to respond to his attacks.

  • Lex

    May 11, 2023 at 9:07 am

    There is a reason we have primaries. It gives the party time to vet candidates. We see what skeletons are in their closets. We see how their message plays to the public. The reason is not to kneecap all your competitors because what usually happens is one of the runners up is the vice president. Because surprise, surprise, there is usually very little policy difference between the candidates. Trump and Desantis are much closer in policy than most Republicans. Nikki Haley has all the experience necessary to be President or Vice President. Each of these three is a perfectly qualified candidate. We will get a lot more information about skeletons and hopefully get to decide closer to the end, which is why I have looked down upon these early endorsements. Stop the scorched earth stuff. We don’t want a revisit of the last Trump presidency where he destroyed his relationship with the party, and it took two years before anything got done. We also need to be self-aware that Trump may not be our most winnable candidate.

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