Ron DeSantis drags Donald Trump’s ‘deadly’ abortion comments

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'He's given them a gift that cannot be quantified.'

Ron DeSantis returned to the Iowa airwaves, an appearance highlighted by yet another excoriation of Donald Trump’s abortion stance.

During an interview on the Doug Wagner Show, DeSantis derided Trump’s objection to strict abortion bans like Florida’s Heartbeat Protection Act as “very, very deadly” for the anti-abortion movement and a “gift” to reproductive rights advocates.

“When I hear people like Donald Trump attacking heartbeat legislation, like your Governor, Kim Reynolds, signed, similar to what I signed in Florida, you’ve got to wonder like, you know, what has happened to this guy? This is not the guy who ran in 2016,” DeSantis said.

“He’s now attacking the pro-life movement. He’s attacking states that enacted pro-life protections, you know, that had support. I mean, our bill passed with almost two-thirds of the Florida Legislature,” DeSantis said.

Florida was able to make such a move thanks to Republicans gaining a supermajority in the Legislature in the wake of 2022’s redistricting and a stellar GOP election cycle in Florida.

DeSantis then explained why Trump’s comments are a “problem.”

“It’s not just that he’s showing that he’s a different guy, that he’s not going to stand up for life. That is important. But the Left is going to take his comments, they’re going to weaponize those comments and they’re going to use those against every single pro-life measure from here to eternity,” DeSantis said.

“He has given the people that are fighting life and that are trying to promote more abortion, he’s given them a gift that cannot be quantified. And his comments are going to end up proving to be very, very deadly in the end.”

This is the latest in a series of dire DeSantis warnings about Trump’s objection to a six-week abortion ban like Florida’s. During an interview with Glenn Beck that was posted Saturday, DeSantis warned that Trump’s assertion that Florida’s law is “terrible” would be “weaponized” by proponents of a 2024 constitutional amendment that would limit the Legislature’s ability to pass abortion acts.

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


  • TJC

    September 26, 2023 at 9:43 am

    “…the Left is going to take his comments, they’re going to weaponize those comments and they’re going to use…”
    DeSantis is really grabbing at clouds here. Trump, like DeSantis, speaks like a third grader, no matter what the topic is. The Left — Democrats — don’t need Trump to articulate the case for women’s right to choose.

  • My Take

    September 26, 2023 at 10:33 am

    I hope he’s right. I hope he is forever hearing, “Why even Trump admits . . . .”

    • TJC

      September 26, 2023 at 11:42 am

      Good point!

  • Earl Pitts "America's Sphincter Spoksman" American

    September 26, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Good Mornting America,
    Since The Supreem’s returned regulation and oversight of The “A” Word to the states it really has no place any longer in National Politics.
    On to a more important subject of great Nation-Wide Importance:
    I, Earl Pitts “On-Line Influncer” American, have teamed up (donating my time free of charge) with a well known medical association to help bring awareness to a problem which has been vexing our medical profession.
    Lately when Dr.’s have put on those latex gloves, made the glove make that dreaded “snap” sound, and told you to bend over and relax there has been a problem with the insertation of the Dr.’s finger.
    This has been traced to a peculiar pucker factor which, believe it or dont America, is reported to be political anxiety related.
    The above medical issue, my beloved readership, is setting back American health care checkups to centurys old medical technology. Which is why I, Earl Pitts American, am working with Dr.’s Nation-Wide on the “Relax Your Sphincter” public awareness campaign. Just thought you would like to know where my, Earl Pitts American’s, new found interest in America’s Sphincters came from and to be aware of the many lives I have saved already by the sphincter relaxing awareness I have brought to the “Top-Of-Mind to all of our beloved citizens.
    So America now you know all about Earl’s intetest in your sphincter.

    • Beverly Brevity

      September 26, 2023 at 11:38 am

      Oh, Earl. I wonder what foolishness you had to say here. But…too many words, not gonna read’m.

      • Silly Wabbit

        September 26, 2023 at 11:43 am

        Eawl kwazy.

  • University of North Florida

    September 26, 2023 at 11:02 am

    Desperation. Straight up

  • Richard Russell

    September 26, 2023 at 11:05 am

    The Dems have weaponized the “abortion issue” and Donald Trump knows what’s best to circumvent that issue: by returning the issue to the states as per the Constitution. Ronny, you are an attorney: how is it you don’t know the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment on this and other issues..

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 26, 2023 at 11:40 am

      He kwazy.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 26, 2023 at 11:40 am

      You too.

    • Joe

      September 26, 2023 at 2:04 pm

      Oh Richard, your GQP puppetry knows no bounds. Your awful party “weaponized” the entire Supreme Court solely to win the white elephant that was overturning Roe V Wade, and now you’re paying the price at the polls.

  • University of North Florida

    September 26, 2023 at 11:22 am

    15% of one third of the electorate. Bravo

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 26, 2023 at 11:42 am

      Vewy impwessive.

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