Donald Trump is a self-described billionaire whose commercial brand is predicated on luxury and exclusivity. But according to a group backing his bid to retake the White House, it’s Gov. Ron DeSantis who is an elitist.
On the eve of DeSantis’ expected campaign launch for President, reportedly to take place on Twitter, the pro-Trump super PAC MAGA Inc. is bashing his former ally for choosing the social media platform for his announcement and a four-star hotel for his after party.
“This is one of the most out-of-touch campaign launches in modern history. The only thing less relatable than a niche campaign launch on Twitter is DeSantis’ after party at the uber elite Four Seasons resort in Miami,” MAGA Inc. spokesperson Karoline Leavitt said in a statement.
News broke Tuesday that DeSantis will declare his candidacy for President during a 6 p.m. Wednesday discussion with Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Twitter Spaces, the site’s platform for audio chats. The announcement will coincide with a push for contributions from wealthy donors at the Miami hotel through Friday.
DeSantis and Musk have traded compliments over the last two or so years, from Musk suggesting he was leaning toward Florida’s Governor as his preferred POTUS pick to DeSantis’ plaudits over Musk’s Twitter takeover.
That mutual fanfare aside, DeSantis’ policy choices demonstrate he is wrong for everyday Americans, Leavitt said.
She cited the Governor’s support for a national sales tax that would “raise taxes on 90% of families,” his vote to expedite the Trans-Pacific Partnership under former President Barack Obama and another vote against the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018, which would have added funding for Trump’s border wall while providing a merit-based green card process for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients.
Leavitt also repeated a misleading claim that the Governor voted to cut Social Security and Medicare while in Congress.
“Every day more and more Americans are realizing just how out of step Ron DeSantis is with their values and how unelectable he really is,” she said. “Ron DeSantis just isn’t ready to be President. President Trump is ready on day one to turn our country around, reverse (President Joe) Biden’s disastrous policies and make America great again.”
May 24, 2023 at 7:27 am
I am a Republican and acknowledge the fact that Trump can’t win. He is too polarizing. Lots of young talent in the Republican party that would be a gigantic leap forward from the incompetent duo currently bumbling and giggling their way through DC now. Time for Trump to step aside.
May 24, 2023 at 7:33 am
I’m an independent and I’d vote for Tim Scott over Biden but if it’s Trump or DeSantis, I’d have to vote Dem again. I wish we had better choices but who in their right mind would go into politics these days?
Dont Say FLA
May 24, 2023 at 7:36 am
Adding a specific layer to your “who in their right mind” question, who in their right mind would be Trump’s VP considering he had a “man” mob attempt to murder his last VP?
May 24, 2023 at 9:18 am
MTG would be the only potential VP for Trump and she is way off being in her right mind. Makes me wonder who Rhonda would go for if he gets that far.
Dont Say FLA
May 24, 2023 at 10:03 am
MTG is a nut job for sure, but I wonder if even MTG would be crazy enough give up her role as the Speaker of the House (i figure she starts that job about 2 weeks from now) to run for VP on a definitely-losing ticket?
Dont Say FLA
May 24, 2023 at 7:36 am
The problem with talent in the GOP is that GOP types think the word “talent” means big ole titties.
Whites Are Now A Footnote
May 24, 2023 at 8:21 am
Since you’re President Biden’s landlord (he lives in your hippocampus rent-free!) why not just ask him to move? 🤡
May 24, 2023 at 8:56 am
Aside from his Jan 6 treason and the big lie which the bulk of your party is happy to overlook, Trump is actually less polarizing than your hero Ron. He’s radioactive. Look at what drove Dems to come out and vote in Jacksonville.
Forget about all the trannie, drag stuff that nobody but gin soaked old fogeys and young skinheads care about, your man isn’t main stream. Abortion, guns, social security, foreign policy, taxation, religion in govt and schools, climate denialism, book bans, war on Disney, conversion of state schools to Christian colleges, and the cowardice to be unwilling or unable to acknowledge Trump’s electoral Waterloo. You seem to admit that last part. That’s growth on your part but Desantis wallows in this nonsense.
Nobody likes Biden, but he still beats your duo of Don and Ron. Doesn’t that tell you something about extremism?
May 24, 2023 at 9:00 am
I left out his weirdly opportunistic approach to covid: run out and get the vaccine, then go dark about whether he got the booster, censoring our surgeon general, only to hire a denier from California and force UF to grant him a professorship to bring his pay up to the extorted amount demanded to spout nonsense endangering lives.
Mercury Shampoo Eduardo 👍
May 24, 2023 at 9:17 am
Impeach Biden is an idiot… and a good example of why the GOP loses. Who wants a party or a man in power who is backed up by nut jobs and terrorist supporters?
Dont Say FLA
May 24, 2023 at 7:34 am
Vote for Ron Don’s Serf Shop so you can forever work for some rich guy who takes all the fruits of your labor right up until your biggest dependent, the rich guy that “employs” you, figures out how to get all your fruits without you. And then you’ll blame the “other” people like you’re told to do. “Brown Trans Queers Without Guns done took mah job”
May 24, 2023 at 8:05 am
Trump is jealous Ron isn’t running his campaign on “Truth” Social. Ron should run his campaign on “Truth” Social. That’s where the jokes and jokers are.
Whites Fight Lite
May 24, 2023 at 8:19 am
Christians battling Christians…on keyboards? 🍿🍿🍿
May 24, 2023 at 8:59 am
Simply adorable that Ron and ‘Lon are banding together in a new buddy comedy about rearranging deck chairs. Nobody better be telling them two what boat they’re on.