Ron DeSantis claims Donald Trump ‘knows’ he has a ‘good chance of beating him’

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'They know that I'm more likely to win the election.'

Ron DeSantis explains Donald Trump’s constant attacks on him as a recognition the Governor can win in 2024.

On Good Morning NH, the Florida Governor said the former President “knows” DeSantis has a “good chance to beat him” in the Republican Primaries.

“I think a lot of what he’s doing is showing everybody that he understands that I’ve got a good chance to beat him because he doesn’t criticize anybody else,” DeSantis told host Jack Heath.

The Governor suggested that he alone threatens Trump because of his record in Florida.

“They wouldn’t do that if they didn’t think that I had a chance, because I think they realize I am offering folks a record of achievement that’s second to none,” DeSantis said. “They know that I’m more likely to win the election.”

DeSantis then pivoted to Trump’s assertions that he has not been successful as Governor.

“I mean, for him to say that we’re not winning in Florida, no one has taken a state from being a swing state 4 and a half years ago to now being a red state in such a dramatic fashion. You can’t find an example of that in the modern history of our country,” DeSantis claimed. “We’re proud of that.”

The Governor also believes he is the better General Election candidate.

“At the end of the day as a leader, yes, I’m going to get Republican votes. You need that, but you can’t just do it with Republicans. You’ve got to be able to win with independents, and we even peeled off democrats because we’re addressing issues that people care about. So I think people are going to be able to see that.”

From there, DeSantis contended that Trump was using attacks that Democrats might use.

“He’s moving to the left attacking me, for example, for opposing an immigration amnesty that he supported when he was President for illegal aliens,” DeSantis said. “And I did oppose it because I don’t support amnesty.”

“He also attacked me for voting against one of the bloated spending bills that he supported as President. And I agree, I don’t think you should do those bloated bills,” DeSantis added. “We’re $31 trillion in debt and he added almost $8 trillion in debt in just four years as President.”

DeSantis believes the “attacks” demonstrate that he was “right on those issues and (Trump) wasn’t.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Dont Say FLA

    May 25, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    Casey would please tell Rhonda that it’s Trumpism, not Rhonda-ism. He does not comprendo, apparently. The Trump lane is occupied with an orange geezer driving 55 in a 65.

  • Earl Pitts American

    May 25, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    Good evening America,
    Leftist fears will manifest to their worst nightmare. Yes leftists will have to run against Desantis. And thats the one thing leftists do not want to do.
    Why? Because Trump $ffin LOST last time. America will not stand for the RNC to run an $ffin looser against 8iden again. Are y’all crazy?
    Nobody wants to hear about 8iden “cheating”. Who the #ell is sitting in the oval office right now? Not Trump and that makes him a looser.

    Yeah we will indulge Trump for the debate ratings but theres no way we actually let him run this time as the left wants.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts “King Maker” American

    • Ocean Joe

      May 26, 2023 at 8:09 am

      If (1) Earl Pitts says it; and (2) it’s on the internet, it must be true: Trump lost.
      Anybody running against Biden is scary because he’s old, can’t speak and has a horrible vice president. But given a choice, Desantis’ demonstrated extremism makes him unelectable.
      I do think he’ll get the nomination, Trump will crater when the Jan 6 thing gets rolling, but on abortion, on guns, on his attempt to copy the North Vietnamese imposition of re-education camps for our schools, his awkward, creepy unfixable personality will give the mummified Joe Biden a second term.
      So go ahead. The great thing about Jeb! was all the money the bigshots flushed down the toilet for somebody nobody wanted.

      • Earl Pitts American

        May 26, 2023 at 10:41 am

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  • Joe

    May 25, 2023 at 11:53 pm


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    May 26, 2023 at 9:52 am

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