Should Ron DeSantis suspend his campaign? Charlie Kirk says so

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The right-wing talker offered the advice Friday.

Ron DeSantis is being urged by a right-wing influencer to put his presidential campaign on hold out of deference to Donald Trump.

Talk show host Charlie Kirk on Friday suggested DeSantis “go to Miami” and put his 2024 bid on hold “for the heroes of our nation.”

“DeSantis would look like a hero, I don’t think he’s going to do it because he’s getting bad advice,” Kirk said, as transcribed by Media Matters.

“Here’s what Governor DeSantis should do. He should go to Miami and say, this is my state. This is disgusting. This is awful. I’m not going to put up with this, and I’m putting my presidential campaign on temporary hold to show support, not for Trump, not for this because you know we’re in a spat right now and we both want to be President,” Kirk urged.

Kirk’s comments are obviously in the context of 37 federal counts Trump faces regarding his retention of classified documents, including 31 alleged violations of the National Espionage Act.

The right-wing talker urged “support for the people that stormed Normandy beach, support for the people that sacrificed for this country, support for the people that built this. For John Adams, for Thomas Jefferson, for James Madison, for John Jay, for Abraham Lincoln, for the heroes of this nation.”

DeSantis does not seem to be taking Kirk’s advice, though we do have a request for comment out to his campaign Saturday morning.

The Governor has worked a sympathetic presentation of Trump’s latest indictment and legal issues into his stump speech, as evidenced by remarks in North Carolina Friday evening.

“When I was in Congress, I remember, you know, Hillary Clinton had the e-mails with the classified and my view was, ‘Well, gee, you know, as a naval officer, if I would have taken classified to my apartment, I would have been court martialed in a New York minute.’ And yet they seem to not care about that,” lamented DeSantis.

The Governor then asked, seemingly rhetorically, if there was a “different standard for a Democrat Secretary of State versus a former Republican President.”

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


  • The Tallahassee Klampetts

    June 10, 2023 at 8:08 am

    KKKasey wants to live in a White House at your expense

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 10, 2023 at 9:52 am

      With the way she keeps sabotaging Rhonda, I doubt that’s true. I believe Leaker Casey is aiming to become Mrs Musk. Mrs Musk has a nice ring to it. 20 carats at least.

    • Kai

      June 10, 2023 at 10:53 pm


    • Elizabeth

      June 11, 2023 at 9:07 pm

      Don’t make snide remarks about people you don’t even know!!

      • Dont Say FLA

        June 12, 2023 at 11:27 am

        Snide remarks such as how they are grooming and/or sexualizing children? By gum, you’re right! People should not make snide remarks about people they don’t even know.

  • PeterH

    June 10, 2023 at 8:17 am

    Republicans are genetically programmed with whining about “the other guy” when they themselves commit the criminal acts.

    Not a single Democrat testified in what Trump refers to as the BOX HOAX. Every piece of evidence whether it was a text message, an email, a show and tell map meeting or a phone conversation INVOLVED ONLY TRUMP ACOLYTES AND / REPUBLICANS.

    ……. But somehow Biden’s 1800 boxes with an alarming 18 confidential documents that were readily turned back to Archives is a ‘double standard!’

    Republicans are America’s biggest problem!
    Vote all Republicans out of office!

    Americans need to read the charging documents and understand the great lengths Trump went to to deceive the government, his underlings, and his lawyers!

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 11, 2023 at 7:57 am

      Yes, everyone should read the 45 pages about 45’s legacy. Don’t worry about it being 45 pages. It’s only 4 and a half pages worth of content, but they made it giant, 10x size, so even GOP elderly scam victims in Florida can read it.

  • Dont Say FLA

    June 10, 2023 at 9:32 am

    When asked about Trump’s paperwork indictments, Rhonda’s answers was, “‘Well, gee, you know, as a naval officer, if I would have taken classified to my apartment, I would have been court martialed in a New York minute.”

    Wow! Did Rhonda actually find a pair? Is he picking on Trump and not Trans Drag Queens? I don’t believe it!

    • Michael K

      June 10, 2023 at 3:19 pm

      New York minute is so woke.

      • Dont Say FLA

        June 11, 2023 at 7:55 am

        “New York minute” is what Ron tells Casey after she complains about his immediate ejaculation upon insertion.

        • Elizabeth

          June 11, 2023 at 9:10 pm

          You all are sick people

  • Earl Pitts American

    June 10, 2023 at 9:48 am

    Good morning America,
    The left would really love it if Desantis would just follow their advice and suspend his campaign because the left knows they will 100% beat the $not out of Trump once again. So the left would really really think it would be just great if Desantis would only follow their advice and just go away….Please Ron take our dook 4 brains advice and just get out of our way…please…pretty please Ron its our only chance to retain The White House…please?
    Think about it America,
    Earl Pitts “Desantis Campaigne Top Advisor” American

  • Ron Should Pardon Trump

    June 10, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Ron DeSantis promised to pardon Trump on day one of a DeSantis Presidency. Ron is already being paid as the Governor of Florida. Ron could stop these Florida legal proceedings against Trump right now, but they’re not going to are they. Because Rhonda is a weak liar. Litler knows he can’t defeat Orange Hitler, so Litler’s going to let it all play out in court.

    • Tom

      June 10, 2023 at 11:05 am

      “Ron could stop these Florida legal proceedings against Trump right now, but they’re not going to are they”

      What? How could a state level, tinpot, wanna be dictator like desantis have any influence over a Federal court proceeding? trump dug himself into this one and there’s nothing other than a jury trial that will settle this one.

      • Dont Say FLA

        June 10, 2023 at 11:13 am

        If Rhonda can have Florida National Guard people in Texas collecting humans for trafficking, he can do something here too.

      • Tony Williams

        June 10, 2023 at 5:56 pm

        I don’t think you answered the inquiry. How can a governor stop a federal court case? I think we all know we can’t.

        • Dont Say FLA

          June 12, 2023 at 9:55 am

          Maybe Rhonda could send the Florida National Guard to Texas and then leave them there while Miami burns tomorrow. Rhonda will finger point at Antifa Drag Queens from Disney and, of course, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. Mayor Suarez needs to be on the tele all day today demanding Rhonda send FNG to Miami for Pee Wee’s Big Adventure tomorrow at the federal court house.

      • Lisa G is

        June 11, 2023 at 2:13 am

        No one can help Trump now! He’s dug his own grave, now he has to live with the consequences. Hopefully, and I say Hopefully because with the assigned judge is a Trump appointed judge who has Trump’s back. She could gum up the works by delaying the trial until after the election. I f Trump were to win the presidency he will pardon himself. I hope that doesn’t happen but I’m not going to hold my breath. Trump always finds a way to wiggle out of every thing and this isn’t any different. Hopefully Biden wins another term and shuts Trump down for good. Now that would help everyone!


          June 11, 2023 at 9:08 am

          Good morning Lisa G
          UHHHHHH, thats what you dook 4 brains leftys said about RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA, THE MULLER REPORT, and all the other crap y’all threw up against the wall that failed, failed, and failed again.
          Y’all did manage to get brain dead 8iden installed as The Resident of The White House, and the world is laughing at you corrupt idiots.
          Other than that have an Earl Pitts American Day!
          And Lisa G go to church and repent,
          Earl Pitts “Dook 4 Brains Lefty Life Coach” American

    • Sen Frog

      June 11, 2023 at 3:10 pm

      HAHAHA, keep showing your intelligence. The State cant interfere with Federal charges. try again Mr. NatSoSmart.

      • Dont Say FLA

        June 12, 2023 at 9:56 am

        Why are you saying Ron DeSantis, Governor In Absentia of Florida, is impotent? Is that you, Casey?

  • Wally

    June 10, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Governor if you can’t help the people of Florida go away. At the rate you are going our state will be broke due to your incompetence

  • Eduardo Nation👍

    June 10, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    Doesn’t matter what he does, he won’t win the election. Him and Trump both are the best gift the Dems were ever given courtesy of their behavior. Run all you want!😆👍

    • Dennis Petersen

      June 10, 2023 at 9:42 pm

      You’re an idiot! I bet you believe Joe Biden is doing a good job, right?

    • Dennis

      June 11, 2023 at 5:04 am

      So you don’t mind being on the verge of a nuclear war. You’re ok with being at war with both Russia and China simoultaniously! Guess you enjoyed the lockdowns, mandatory vaccines, bet you are all up to date with the clot shots too!
      Bet your ok with having our strategic oil reserve being drained to reduce the per gallon price by 5 cents. How about inflation, so for this year @ 3.9 %, last year over 8.0%, you must like paying $6.00 for a dozen eggs. I would bet that you don’t take any prescription meds, because since China makes all of them for the US market there won’t be any to be had if we go to war with China. Bet you are ok with a president who can’t string two sentences together to make a coherent thought, go up a flight of stairs, or walk off a stage or ride a bike without falling on his ass. Bet your ok with I’m sniffing little girls hair, or whispering sweet nothings into their. How about the 5 million in cash he got as a bribe grom Ukrainian oil/gas company, or his son Hunter engaging crack abuse, and having sex with underage girls. Guess you don’t mind when he was VP, gin threatening the president of Ukraine that if he didn’t fire the Ukranian attorney general. ( who was investigating the gas company Hunter worked for and it’s involvement in corruption) or he would withhold financial aid to Ukraine. Guess you are ok with him having secret governments in his unsecure garage next to his Corvette, as those documents were taken when he was VP, which was illegal. Guess you don’t mind biden weaponizing the FBI, declaring parents going up against school boards as domestic terrorists, simply because parents wanted a say in what masking rules the school boards could impose on their children. Guess you are ok with a government without a spending limit until 1/1/25, estimated to add 4 trillion to the national debt.
      These are gust some of the issues I disagree with that apparently your fine with. To me that’s clear indication you shouldn’t be allowed to vote as you are too ignorant to cast an informed ballot!

      • Dont Say FLA

        June 11, 2023 at 7:39 am

        Dennis, this is a story about Ron and Don fighting it out over who wants to be the boss of Ron Don’s Serf Shop whose job it is to keep promising, “the trickle down will start any day now and all white poors will be rich very soon if they just keep voting GOP. Nonwhite poors will continue getting poorer just like they have been since the 1970s, but we’re going to turn it around for the white poors but not any of those other poors whose fault everything is”

      • Sara Johnson

        June 11, 2023 at 9:49 am

        None of that is true. You must get your alternate facts from Faux News.

      • Barbara Collins

        June 11, 2023 at 4:18 pm

        Agree 100 percent!! Go Trump!!

        • Dont Say FLA

          June 12, 2023 at 9:57 am

          Go Trump! Go directly to jail! Do not collect $200.

          Ron, Forrest, Ron!

  • BigRoy7

    June 10, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    I sorry, but both of them have dug themselves into their own graves! They are both toxic, for one, he’s the clone of the ex president, truly his clone. Neither of them can change their words which has cometh out of (Their mouths), if they do try it; there videos records that will probably prove them wrong, big time. Sorry!

  • Steele H

    June 10, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    In Response to Desanris and Trump being a gift to Dems because of their behaviors, you must forget the federal case the videos are about to be slammed with, and crooked Hilary, and the crooked left agenda that wants to sterilize our kids via gender change. Edwards the fuking idiota

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 11, 2023 at 7:53 am

      How can somebody forget something that hasn’t happened yet?

      Hillary? Uhhh Okay. To that I say Nixon! LOL. Try to keep up.

      The left wants to sterilize kids via gender change? Okay, why? Tell us how that would help the left, please. If you can’t, and you can’t, tell us how would that help anyone at all?

      Sterilizing kids, that is a technique for mosquito control. Within the USA it’s only been tried in, of all places, where else, Florida. Despite dinging it with “Florida” just to be funny, I actually think it’s a great strategy for mosquito control. Thank you for giving it a platform here.

  • Greater Orlando Knot Seas

    June 11, 2023 at 7:33 am

    Ron DeSantis is our man. We dumped Orange Hitler after he turned on us after getting some flak for January 6th. Ron is our Litler.

  • Susan

    June 11, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Ron DeSanctimonious should have never entered the race. I voted for him twice as governor but lost all respect for him due to the sleazy way he entered the race for the presidency, Now I wouldn’t vote for him as dog catcher to protect the dogs. #ScrewDeSantis

  • Mary Jones

    June 11, 2023 at 9:40 am

    If anyone with a brain reads the indictment they will understand he is GUILTY. He never should of had the documents in the 1st place. Does not take a rocket scientist to see his guilt. First Stormy Daniels the rape charges, the NY with false tax information and now 7 more federal counts. When is enough for Republicans….Oh never because they are intelligent enough to know right from wrong. Ron Desantis is a snake in the grass and should never be elected president when he has ruined the State of Floirda. Us Floridians are forced into his cult and the state lives by his religious beliefs and what he wants not the people of the state. Dangerous man very dangerous man

  • Cathy O

    June 11, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Ron DeSantis is a dangerous man. Unlike Trump, Ron is educated, well-read, and highly motivated. He pushes the envelope on what he legally can do as a governor. He has no problem with pushing people around and doesn’t care if anyone likes him or not, as long as he gets his agenda passed. He saw how favorable he looked during the pandemic with his “freedom” speeches and now adds anti-woke baloney. He will continue to violate real actual constitutional freedoms if he sits in the White House.

    • Michael K

      June 11, 2023 at 7:58 pm

      Technically, he may be “educated,” but lacks any moral compass, is devoid of human compassion, and his only calculus is personal political power.

      As has been said, he’s the kind of guy who would unplug his mother’s life support to charge his phone.

      • Dont Say FLA

        June 12, 2023 at 9:58 am

        …but never Terry Schaivo’s life support!

  • Bruce Hogman

    June 11, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    Florida Gov Ron DeSantis’ campaign is under fire now from his own recent State laws he passed, and the legal complications continue to pile up. The backlash from his frankly bigoted stances and obviously unconstitutional laws have killed his chances beyond the Florida State GOP primary as voters in other states look at his electability in general, and his current popularity poll numbers are dismal.
    He should simply grab whatever dignity he has for another time, as this year is simply beyond his grasp. His attempts to gather other GOP States behind his wagon have failed.

  • Patty

    June 11, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    I do not think this is the Right Time for DeSantis to run for President!!! DeSantis said when he was running for Governor He wanted to help the people of Florida!!! He has already done many Good Things…….but there is still a Major Issue in FL…..That is The COST of Insurance???????? This is a Serious Issue in this state….Insurance companies are raising home and car Insurance by thousands of Dollars each year!!!!!!! This year was an Extremely large increase……Many people who do not have High Dollar Jobs….can’t afford the insurance just to even go to work, Never mind the Seniors who need to get to stores and Doctors!!!!!! I think he should stay in FLORDIA and take care of this Major Problem?? There has to be a way to control the Insurance companies?????????

    • Ocean Joe

      June 12, 2023 at 9:42 am

      He does not care about your insurance costs.
      The wealthy do not care either.
      But you hop in the canoe with them anyway.
      Reap what you sow.
      Lay in the bed you helped make, etc.

      • Ocean Joe

        June 12, 2023 at 9:47 am

        He’s too busy going after trannies and drag bars and forcing New College to have a baseball team to worry about you, Patty.
        He’s already got your vote. You are cannon fodder. This is the kind of neglectful government you wanted. You got it.

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 12, 2023 at 10:00 am

      Ron agrees with you that now is not his time. It’s why he’s running the ALT-Right campaign. He thinks everybody but his current intended MAGA audience will forget by 4 years from now all the horrible stuff he currently says and does.

  • Rui

    June 23, 2023 at 3:30 am

    Gov. DeSantis is not presidential material. He’s too soft. We need extra alpha male to save USA. This is, sadly to say, not the man. Good Governor, yes, but not President. You already have terrible, weak, old man with dementia fake President who didn’t even really win!! Stupid stupid Americans. Only one man can save your country for a little know are all on great path of destruction if u don’t see this fact. Be careful now… They bend their tongue like a bow; falsehood and not truth has grown strong in the land (USA); for they (corrupt politicians) proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, ( they reject Jesus as Lord) declares the Lord. But take note..God wins. U will see great calamity but run to God. Trump is not perfect perhaps not a Christian but God uses the foolish things of world to confound the “wise.” (The know it all dumb elites ) Trump won the 2020 election. It doesn’t matter how hard people try to ignore this. It’s the truth. Trump won. That is why you saw such outrage over election. Only those blinded by evil with compromised sold out souls believe Biden won. They are lost and hopeless.

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