Ron DeSantis rips ‘symbiotic relationship’ between corporate press, Donald Trump

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'They worked very closely with some of Trump's henchmen to put out as much dirt on me as they can.'

Florida’s Governor has had his fill of what he calls “colluding” between corporate media and Donald Trump.

During a Rubin Report interview, Ron DeSantis ripped operatives from the Trump campaign “wining and dining corporate journalists from NBC, New York Times and The Washington Post.”

“All these outlets that he had always said were the enemy of the American people,” DeSantis said. “And yet they’re colluding to basically try to put dirt out on me.”

The dubious dinner was in Milwaukee at a restaurant called “Rare,” ahead of the debate last month that the former President skipped. Trump operatives distributed debate “bingo cards” and passed out pudding cups — a lampoon of the Governor’s alleged one-time consumption of the sweet snack with his fingers in lieu of a spoon (which DeSantis has denied).

“I think that they developed a really unhealthy symbiotic relationship because the corporate press wants Trump to be the nominee, partially because he’s better for ratings, but partially because they think that means the Democrats will win. And they don’t want me to be the nominee because they know I will run Joe Biden ragged around this country,” the Governor said.

DeSantis suggested the media caters to Trump because “they want to see America continue to decline.”

“They don’t want to see a guy like me come in, reverse that decline, and put us on a better path. So they’re doing everything they can to try to shape the battlefield accordingly,” DeSantis said.

“They worked very closely with some of Trump’s henchmen to put out as much dirt on me as they can. Now, the stuff they put out is ridiculous but they do it and they do it a lot and it just shows you, you know, who they perceive as the threat.”

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


  • Rob

    September 6, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    But the ethically/legally questionable symbiotic relationship between Governor Pipsqueak and his PAC, totally fine. Lol ok.

  • My Take

    September 6, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    Where did that campaign essential go?
    And where IS that great dirt Trùmp said he had on Ŕhonda?

  • Michael K

    September 6, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    DeSantis is in Decline.

    Politico is reporting that donors are fleeing DeSantis in droves. All that money in the PAC? Carryover from the Florida campaign. But as always, whatever it is, it’s always someone else’s fault.

  • Ocean Joe

    September 6, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Permitless concealed carry, 6 week abortion ban, climate denial, weird intrusion into Florida schools, eliminating 2 majority Black districts, appointing unqualified cronies as university presidents, playing up to the antivaxxers and demonizing masks, attacking Disney, torqueing Black history to meet his own Confederate-apologist viewpoint, claiming Ukraine is just a territorial dispute,
    wasting state money harassing migrants in Texas, wasting state money for the election police and their 20 victims who were told by the state they could register to vote….what was left for Trump and the media to come up with?

    Top Guv turns out to be a kamikaze specialist.

  • My Take

    September 6, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    And he can’t give up.
    His only hope is Trump’s failing, and that could be a year from now

  • Rick Whitaker

    September 6, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    the remarks you posted as being quotes from desantis were quite telling. he has no business being in charge of anything. what a dweeb. the constant blame game he plays is ,at best, childish. at least desantis or trump don’t have any chance of winning.

  • Lex

    September 7, 2023 at 8:20 am

    Ron, this is 100% on message. The Press likes Trump because of the ratings he gets and because Trump is so divisive that he is far less likely to be elected than you. Trump can explain the indictments to Republican primary voters, but low-information Independent voters will believe that with so many indictments Trump must have done something wrong. Trump lost the last national election. What is he doing differently to get a better outcome? Trump was a good president, I have faith you will be just as good or better, but you can win.

    • Joe

      September 7, 2023 at 10:49 am

      Lexie, this is 100% incorrect. But thanks for the peek into the empty brain cavity of a RepubliQan rube voter.

      • Silly Wabbit

        September 7, 2023 at 11:47 am

        Lex kwazy.

  • tom palmer

    September 7, 2023 at 9:04 am

    Is there any evidence for Gov. DeSantis’ claims? I didn’t see any, just a lot of whining and wishful thinking.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 7, 2023 at 11:49 am

      He kwazy!

  • Registered Republican

    September 7, 2023 at 10:00 am

    I’m so sorry to see Ron DeSantis holding public office. He is a huge disappointment, a would-be cult figure promoting the awfullest things and claiming to speak for Florida. I am ashamed every time he opens his mouth. Can’t wait for his term to end, when he goes back to his true home on Fox News…

  • Silly Wabbit

    September 7, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    He pawanoid.

  • My Take

    September 7, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    News — Trump > DeSSantis
    Because people would rather watch a clown than a bum.

    • My Take

      September 8, 2023 at 10:37 pm

      Which would you rather see ?
      A Trump Rex dinosaur struggling in a tarpit? (Yeah, I know, different eras.)
      Or a floater in a cesspool?

  • Miami guys

    September 7, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    If dirt exists, that’s YoUR fault Ron Deathsantis

  • Maven

    September 7, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    How convenient of DeSantis to forget that he wines and dines right wing media all the time, including Rubin who use to brag about those tax payer funded dinners.

    • My Take

      September 7, 2023 at 11:49 pm

      I like Jennifer Rubin, who called DeS “thoroughy unlikable.”

  • WhatNow

    September 8, 2023 at 10:15 am

    “Ron DeSantis rips ‘symbiotic relationship’ between corporate press, Donald Trump” – As opposed to DeSantis himself, who clearly has NO “symbiotic relationship” with anyone else on this planet (except for, perhaps, a co-dependent wife who seemingly has no known opinions of her own).

    • My Take

      September 8, 2023 at 10:49 pm

      Cruella may be the mind.

  • My Take

    September 8, 2023 at 11:27 pm

    We can at least thank Trump for destroying Reagan’s “Big Tent” GOP.

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