Donald Trump says Ron DeSantis is ‘getting destroyed’ in Iowa, Nebraska
The Trump/DeSantis feud continues.

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The former President slammed the Florida Governor Saturday.

The beginning of July is like the beginning of most other months for Donald Trump.

During a rally in Pickens, South Carolina Saturday, the former President vowed to win the state’s Primary in seven months, and bashed his opponents in the 2024 race, predicting that “a lot of people will start dropping out soon,” with special attention for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his poll numbers with “farmers.”

“He’s actually getting absolutely destroyed. He is getting destroyed. He’s so low in Iowa,” Trump said, contending DeSantis “opposed (Trump’s) China tariffs and he opposed helping our farmers.”

“And he’s doing horribly, by the way, in Nebraska and Iowa,” Trump added.

Trump also reiterated claims that DeSantis “voted to gut Medicare and Social Security and voted three times to raise the retirement age to 70.”

“One thing about a politician, if they bring it up, they’ll bring it up again,” Trump warned.

Trump’s trashing of DeSantis and his poll numbers is nothing new.

“The DeSanctimonious campaign is DEAD!” Trump wrote on Truth Social this week. “His polls are dropping like a rock heading to Hell, and the DOJ/FBI are continuing their illegal and outrageous weaponization against me only because I am leading Biden by so much. It’s called ELECTION INTERFERENCE, and they have NO FEAR against DeSanctus – He’s the one that they are dying to run against, (despite) their DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN!”

During the rally, Trump discussed favorable polling, including an in-state National Public Affairs poll.

“We’re leading by many, many points. So many points they didn’t even want to put out a number,” Trump said, though the pollster did put out a number.

Trump takes 41% support among the 809 likely Presidential Primary voters surveyed, while DeSantis is at 18%. Home state candidates Nikki Haley and Tim Scott are both in double digits, with 12% and 10% support, respectively. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s 5% is good for fifth place.

This poll tracks with the Race to the White House average for the state, which also shows Trump leading DeSantis, 41% to 18%.

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


  • Silly Wabbit

    July 1, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    Twump kwazy.

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 1, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    The best thing Rhonda could do for his campaign is to stay home and continue allowing folks to like the abstract “Trump but not Trump” guy in Florida, or the abstract “Trump but smart” guy (smart? lol).

    But Rhonda keeps going places and meeting people and they hate him. Everybody hates Rhonda.

  • Hateful Casey

    July 1, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    Harvard, Naval attorney, my my what a privileged life and yet no mercy for a soul outside her tiny church world of hatred.

  • Ed Slaveen Nation Wide 👍

    July 1, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    The hogs tearing each other’s eyeballs out to be the next Hitler. Probably not gonna happen so mostly all for nothing 😆👍

  • O.C. Dearme

    July 1, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    Twelve headlines out of twelve are about DeSantis. Obsessing much FLA POL?

  • My Take

    July 1, 2023 at 9:29 pm

    Little Stubby “Two Stroke” DeSantis (“Shorty” for short) now seems not only demeaned but outright disliked to boot.
    I had thought he was going to be pretty fearsome. But just a loudmouth showoff.

  • My Take

    July 1, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    But I can see the logic in DeSSantis’s staying in, no matter how bad the polls.
    Number 2 is the place to be if Trump falls, and there is far more than just a slight chance of that.
    And “#2” somehow seems to fit Tiny-D.
    He’s not so much fierce or feral, more fecal.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 2, 2023 at 6:07 pm

      You are correct, but I think the #2 spot doesn’t matter. If Trump goes away, his voters go with him. It’s Trumpism. It’s not Rhonda-ism. It’ll never be Rhonda-ism. Charisma is required for having your own cult. Rhonda has negative charisma, even with those white boots and those sunglasses on. Rhonda’s only chance for anything at all is being Trump’s Veep. If that happens, let’s hope Trump’s proud fanboys do a better job than they did with Trump’s last Veep.

  • Earl Pitts American

    July 2, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Yeah right America,
    The polls only get real a few weeks prior to the election. All I want to know is after Desantis kicks The Donald’s @55 will The Donald take it like a man?
    Or will The Donald be a whiney diaper baby like whan Biden won?
    Comments…any Conservatives out there got the scones to man-up and post an $ffin comment? Quick boy reach down in your tighty whities and if you locate your peanuts then…thats your sign…man up and post your conservative views.
    Thank you America,

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 3, 2023 at 11:36 am

      Polls are real now and have consequences early. Very bad polling has folks “suspend” their campaign and/or campaign spending. Note that Ron’s Never Say Gay PAC last week suspend expenditures in New Hampshire. That’s a meaningful result of polling, even this year, 15-ish months out from the election.

      Far as I can tell, Ron seems to be running for Veep. Trumps’ Veep. Otherwise Ron would engage Trump with a strategy of talking about how Trump didn’t live up to Trumpism expectations like building that wall but some other stuff too. Trump got the jabs, that could be fair game, but Ron doesn’t talk about it. There’s plenty of room for Ron to talk about how Ron would be better for Trumpism’s ideals than Trump was in the 4 years Trump had. Trump keeps talking about Deep State and It’s Rigged. Ron could point out how Trump lost an election to “rigging” even after Trump was President for 4 years and one of his mains promises was to drain the swamp. That’s the very same swamp that “rigged” the election Trump lost to Biden, but Ron doesn’t talk about that.

      Ron’s place is 2nd place. It’s like that at home, and it could only be like that at the White House, imo.

      What say you, Earl? Conservative, pro-Ron views please, not just that “dook 4 brains” lefty brainwashing got to me. These are real questions about the real goal of Ron’s campaign strategy. I don’t take Ron’s strategy to be one for Ron becoming President. Ron’s strategy is not for that. It’s for something else. Maybe he’s just doing the old Trump strategy of getting his name out there for making some revenue like his advance on his next book deal. I dunno. I can only guess what Ron’s trying to do. Why do you think Ron doesn’t take the approach of “Trumpism is great, but Trump was in there and didn’t get the job done. Trump’s a great guy but he’s not the right guy. Ron DeSantis is the right guy.” That strategy make sense and could work but for …… what? why isn’t Ron doing that strategy? I don’t get it, Earl. Do you? If you do, I wanna know! Thanks Earl!

  • My Take

    July 3, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    Didn’t Trump say he’d name his VP running mate this summer? Pretty soon then.
    Can it even be Ronnie Boy, both being from the same state?

  • Lambda Winner

    July 7, 2023 at 1:54 am

    Ha, gotta love when politicians start throwing shade at each other! Trump and DeSantis have a bit of a complicated history, so it’s not shocking to see Trump taking a swipe at him.

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