Christina Pushaw says Donald Trump ‘going back to his roots as a Democrat’
Christina Pushaw.

'He is going back to his roots as a Democrat, I think.'

Christina Pushaw has been one of the most prominent defenders of Gov. Ron DeSantis, and on Saturday she took her talents to a Twitter Space as time ran down on a pivotal third quarter of fundraising.

DeSantis is down to Trump by more than 50 points in some polls of the Republican field, but as has been the case with the DeSantis campaign, his current rapid response director made the case that the Governor has a singular ideological purity that others in the race (particularly Trump) lack.

Pushaw said DeSantis needed a “good performance this quarter that is better than the other candidates in the race,” which could theoretically guide Republican opponents to “find a reason to exit stage left.”

“They’ll see there’s no taking us down, like I said earlier. The left and some on the right. I wouldn’t even call it the right. I mean, Magadonians (are) the left at this point with Trump’s positions on like transgenderism, abortion,” Pushaw said. “Like things that he’s been saying lately, he is going back to his roots as a Democrat, I think.”

“But anyway, so all of these different groups and power centers have kind of teamed up in an attempt to take down Ron DeSantis. It has not worked.”

In addition to the “hard dollar donations,” Pushaw stressed the importance of personal evangelizing for the Governor’s campaign to counter misinformation that is apparently rampant.

“It doesn’t mean they’re ignorant. It just means they haven’t had the time or the resources to go through all of the facts and sort it apart from, you know, all of the falsehoods and false narratives and biased media coverage that’s out there. So even if you cannot donate financially, if you just help educate somebody in your life, somebody that you have a conversation with who might have, you know, a maybe an opinion of DeSantis that’s formed based on false information,” Pushaw contended.

“If you can help change their opinion in some way, like that’s invaluable. That’s something that, like I said earlier, you cannot even put a price on that,” she affirmed.

Pushaw took questions, including on what some see as a likability gap between Trump and DeSantis. She said that people who worked for DeSantis knew the real Governor..

“I always say if everyone knew him as I know him as somebody who just worked with him, I feel like there would be no question who they would vote for, right? Because I could see every day, not only how smart he is and how, like, seriously he takes his job and how good his policies are, but I could see what kind of a person he is,” she said, pointing out his dedication to natural disaster response while working to “prioritize his family.”

“It’s about being a public servant for him,” Pushaw said. She added that he “doesn’t lie for the camera” and he’s devoted to his family.

While the Governor may not lie, Pushaw contended that some polls might, and that the race is in fact “wide open” despite lopsided margins in most polling in favor of Trump.

“So much of public polling is not used to measure public opinion. It’s used to shape public opinion. And for those of you who used to listen to Rush Limbaugh, he talked about this quite a bit on his show,” Pushaw said, adding that “he did say that public polling a lot of the time is used to shape public opinion in a way that somebody is paid for, right.

“And so that’s not to say that all polls are false or all polls are bad or it’s all BS. It’s just to say, take it with a grain of salt because somebody has paid a lot of money for it.”

Pushaw’s hour and a half on the Twitter Space was seemingly worthwhile, with more than $11,000 raised.

“It shows the power of the grassroots,” she said.

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


  • Thomas Kaspar

    September 30, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Sad Democrat spam

    • Qanon Tom and Ron

      September 30, 2023 at 7:21 pm

      Nazi-adjacent Qanon

    • Rick Whitaker

      September 30, 2023 at 10:12 pm

      no wonder desantis is losing badly to a crazy man. with help from propagandist like pushaw. not a word she said was accurate. blame game for sure, it’s the polls, it’s trump being a closet dem, it’s the media, it’s the boogeyman , it’s the media. maybe desantis is a nazi. thomas are you a maga cultist? why are you mentioning canned fake meat like spam? you disrespecting dems, shame on you. go eat your fake meat.

  • My Take

    September 30, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    “Everything you have heard about Ron DeSScamus is wrong. He is a veritable Saint. He is as one with the Angels.”

    • My Take

      September 30, 2023 at 7:06 pm

      Admittèdlý thòugh, her reputation is for attacking, not defending.

  • Ken & Ron

    September 30, 2023 at 7:20 pm


  • Poo-Shaw

    September 30, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Please explain those hot dog lips

    • My Take

      September 30, 2023 at 8:21 pm

      Physiognomically still crude space-alien biobot.
      As Occam tells us, go with the simplest sufficient answer.

  • Desantis is well just unlikable

    September 30, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    DeSantis needs to exit stage left. And then get the hell out of politics.

  • PeterH

    September 30, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    Why is Florida Politics quoting anything spewed by Pushaw? She’s assembled the hateful policies in Florida and fed the despicable Florida Klowns in Washington.

  • Shouldn’t be within a million miles of actual power

    September 30, 2023 at 9:42 pm

    This is the brilliant aide who posted a comment on X back on May 23 talking about a Casey post: “The flag is in fact positioned correctly, considering that he is standing back stage in this shot. Now I am curious about the meaning of this 15 star and 15 stripe flag. Never seen it before. Does Liberia now have 14 colonies?” Uhh… during the War of 1812 our country’s flag had uhhh…. 15 stars and 15 stripes; Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner about it flying over Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Next time you’re in DC as a tourist (since your boss will be staying in Tallahassee), check it out at the Smithsonian Institution, where the National Anthem’s 15 star and 15 stripe flag is proudly displayed today.

  • P’shaw

    September 30, 2023 at 9:45 pm

    Not the sharpest knife in the drawer…

    • My Take

      September 30, 2023 at 10:31 pm

      I’m waiting for Trumpy to describe her in response

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 1, 2023 at 5:31 am

    Please.! Woman what you drinking to cause such hallucinations!

  • Ocean Joe

    October 1, 2023 at 6:27 am

    Ron and all the others minus Christie did this to themselves by defending Trump no matter what. After sending a mob to the Capitol, they still defend him, all for the votes of his cretan supporters.

    Pushaw and Never Back Down are nailing the door shut on Ron’s future in politics given Trump’s spiteful revenge fueled persona.
    A win win for decency.

    • JD

      October 3, 2023 at 2:10 pm

      This comment. 100%

  • Joe

    October 1, 2023 at 10:26 am

    P’shaw never gave up her roots as a Putin-loving twitter troll. She is perhaps the most despicable of all Tiny D’s unqualified toadies.

    • Doctor Death

      October 1, 2023 at 1:48 pm

      Agree. A close second is Ladapo.

  • Barry

    October 1, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Ron should have waited until 2028. The MAGA base isn’t going to jump ship to vote for him when they can vote for the real thing, Trump. This looks just like what it is. Another slimy politician using the Florida Governorship as a stepping stone to run for POTUS.

  • MH/Duuuval

    October 1, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    Call her Groomer Girl, as she first enunciated the sexual hysteria of the DeSantis camp.

    Which is how Kent Stermon might fit into the Big Picture.

  • My Take

    October 1, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    Evil, yes, but if she focused on Trump it can only be good.
    “Trump” and “senility” are starting to appear in the same headline. Run with yhat theme.

    • My Take

      October 1, 2023 at 11:29 pm

      Go after what Trump cherishes . . . His projected persona.
      >Show him as a middling mediocte Manhatten businessman. Nowhere near first class. Far from the top.
      >Show his successes result from cheating, not skilled dealing.
      >Show that he is not nearly as rich as he has claimed to be.

      By “show” I just mean point to the findings of others investigating him.

  • Tom Palmer

    October 2, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    does that include his position about shooting shoplifters in California?

  • JD

    October 3, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    I hope this was to expose Xtina as the Russian trained twitter troll she is.

    There’s something to be thought about when you are employing ex-Soviet level internet trolls into the Republican’s former “golden boy”. Red Right may sting – but only because it’s true.

    Sad shameless assh0les.

    Somebody – drag her.

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