Donald Trump rips Ron DeSantis on electricity, insurance rates

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The hits keep coming on Truth Social.

Though Donald Trump contends Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign, paused for hurricane recovery, has “CRASHED,” that’s not stopping the former President from going on the attack.

In a Truth Social post, Trump asserted that DeSantis “unnecessarily approved a 20% hike in Florida Electricity Rates, the largest in history (by far!), after taking a 9.5 Million Dollar Campaign Contribution from ‘money machine’ Florida Power and Light, and subsidiaries.”

It is uncertain what time frame Trump is using for his assertion. FPL actually reduced rates in July and May due to a decrease in natural gas costs.

Trump also returned to his critiques of Florida’s troubled insurance sector.

“Next up to check out is the Insurance Industry, where DeSanctus gave up the store,” Trump asserted.

For months, the former President has blasted DeSantis as a “sellout” to insurance companies.

He accused the Governor of “the biggest insurance company bailout in global history” back in March in the wake of two recent Special Session bills. SB 2A provided $1 billion from the state’s general revenue fund to bolster the reinsurance market, in an attempt to stop last year’s attrition of available providers. This followed a $2 billion allocation from a different Special Session for essentially the same purpose.

In happier news, Trump finally wished those affected by Hurricane Idalia well, breaking a several-day silence.

“Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by Hurricane Idalia. I urge everyone to listen to your local officials, heed all warnings, and prioritize the safety of yourself and your loved ones,” Trump posted Wednesday, as the storm had exited the state.

“I’ve witnessed the courage, strength, and spirit of the great people of Florida many times over the years! Together, they will recover and rebuild, but in the meantime, be safe. Love and respect to everyone. God bless you all!”

Before the former President finally remarked on the hurricane, DeSantis was asked about Trump’s lack of response. The Governor said Trump’s reticence was not a “concern” of his.

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


11 comments

  • Biscuit

    August 31, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    “Love and respect to everyone…”
    He’s such a kidder, that guy! Hilarious!
    Or maybe he was looking in the mirror when he wrote that.
    Stupid human, in any case.
    Arf.

    • My Take

      September 1, 2023 at 4:47 pm

      Trump’s thugshot:
      “I’m coming for you!”

  • JUPITER RESIDENT

    August 31, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    You must be absolutely crazy if you dont think that electric and insurance has sky rocketed in the past year? FPL and Citizens even sent letters to customers explaing rates we going to rise….terrible reporting…i have a good guess on who you voted for last election..

    • Ocean Joe

      September 1, 2023 at 8:42 am

      Even folks in outer space know Florida consumers get screwed.

      Republican governance favors corporations and the wealthy, the PSC rubber stamps all rate hikes, especially for donors. You want a pro-consumer or pro-public law passed you have to pass a constitutional amendment if the lackeys and stacked courts don’t block it. The legislature is totally anti-consumer, in the pocket of the Chamber.

      • Dale A Arnold

        September 1, 2023 at 10:05 am

        Absolutely correct!

    • Earl Pitts American

      September 1, 2023 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks my Burt Reynolds neighbor Patriot in Jupiter,
      Just a few of us are privy to the fact President Trump is backing Desantis. And my Jupiter Brother, President Trump, is going to throw 100% of his voters to Desantis when we have streched the Dook 4 Brains Leftists out as far as possable. And Bim Bang Bing Desantis is in The White House.
      Keep this under your Genuine Burt Reynolds Hat for now my Brother from another Mother in Jupiter.
      And when the time comes: I Told You So.
      EPA

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 2, 2023 at 11:39 pm

      the reporting was just that, reporting. you maga maggots seem to confuse truth with lies. try doubting all your thoughts, and then you may be able to think straight. your post wasn’t clear, so i may have misunderstood what you were saying. anyway, with all the crooks in florida no wonder you pay so much for utilities. if you don’t have enough to live in florida, move to a cheaper state. i live in a TVA state with cheap power and water. i love big government that works great . by the way, desantis is a punk’s punk

      • JUPITER RESIDENT

        September 3, 2023 at 2:59 pm

        You must be absolutely crazy if you dont think that electric and insurance has sky rocketed in the past year? FPL and Citizens even sent letters to customers explaing rates we going to rise….terrible reporting…i have a good guess on who you voted for last election..

  • My Take

    September 2, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Unless he falls legally or medically, Trump will crush DeSScàmus.

    • Brevardo

      September 2, 2023 at 3:21 pm

      Between you and Trump you’ve tied for the record on worst “Nick names” ever.

      • Rick Whitaker

        September 2, 2023 at 11:41 pm

        the one i love is calling florida desantistan

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