President Trump has called out Governor Ron DeSantis again.
In response to DeSantis giving a speech in Staten Island, New York, Trump took to Truth Social and wrote “big buildup, lots of money spent, yet only 19 people showed up for DeSantis.”
Trump would conclude his post by writing DeSantis is a RINO in disguise.
Read his full post here:
Trump mocks Desantis for his paltry turnout in NY today. pic.twitter.com/m3bSXfXkOd
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) February 21, 2023
Trump would later tell a crowd of people at Club 45 that he needs to hit his opponents early.
Trump goes after DeSantis:
"Ron DeSanctimonious had a crowd in Staten Island today – 139 people in Staten Island… We got a lot of people here… I always say, hit your enemy a little bit early." pic.twitter.com/oTGfXju7Tg
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 21, 2023
In Trump’s defense, it makes sense to throw shots at DeSantis.
DeSantis has not backed Trump for 2024 but instead has been visiting several key battleground states in order to hype up a potential presidential run.
Just the News had more to report:
Long a critic of expanding no-excuse absentee voting, former President Donald Trump says he is resigned to embracing early voting in 2024 to erase the advantage Democrats have built across the country.
“We’re going to have to play the game,” he told Just the News.
In a wide-ranging interview on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show on Monday evening, America’s 45th president provided a sweeping overview of his 2024 election strategies, from the qualities he will be seeking in a vice presidential running mate to how he plans to portray a key rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, as an establishment Republican in the mold of Jeb Bush, Karl Rove and Paul Ryan.
Trump said he was pleased to see his polling numbers grow against DeSantis — whom he nicknamed “Ron DeSanctimonious” — as Trump has focused on substance with a series of videotaped policy discussions and the news media begins to focus on the Florida governor’s past policy positions.
Polls show Trump has grown his lead against DeSantis by about five points in the last few weeks.
“If you look at the videos, my numbers have shot up in the last few weeks,” he said. “And Ron DeSanctimonious and his numbers have really crashed. Because, you know, they’re saying he was against Social Security. He was against Medicare. And little things like that.
“Karl Rove was one of the people he looks up to. Karl Rove has not been good for the Republican Party. And he’s led a lot of failed campaigns. Paul Ryan is another one that he likes a lot. Paul Ryan, that’s another beauty. And Jeb, of course.”
Trump slams DeSantis as Jeb light, embraces early voting in 2024: ‘Have to play the game’ | Just The News https://t.co/Ib7UxjABFL
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) February 21, 2023
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