If there’s one thing Trump appears to fear, that’s Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The former president is trying his hardest to return to power. According to the polls, it doesn’t look as if most potential rivals have much of a chance. Except DeSantis. He has beaten Trump in several polls and is a close second in many others.
DeSantis hasn’t even announced a 2024 run yet, but Trump is already attacking him. He frequently insults the Florida governor on his social network. But Trump’s attacks appear empty and baseless–and do not seem to impress even his close followers.
Florida was doing GREAT long before Ron DeSanctus got there. People are fleeing from New York to Florida (and other places) because of high TAXES and out of control CRIME, not because of Governor (thank you President Trump!) DeSanctimonious. Rick Scott did great, and even Charlie Crist had very good numbers. SUNSHINE AND OCEAN, very alluring!!! [Source: TRUTH Social]
Trump’s attacks don’t even seem to be making much sense. The former president might not have much to fear; DeSantis has yet to announce a campaign. But his constant rants against the Florida governor seem to upset more than a few people.
And popular comedian and podcast host, Joe Rogan, even weighed in on the phenomena.
Podcast host Joe Rogan said that former President Donald Trump’s attempts to brand Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with a nickname would be unsuccessful because the governor’s “success in Florida is pretty unparalleled.” […]
When Rogan’s guest noted that Trump was losing “losing his touch” in coming up with nicknames, Rogan responded that the task would be even harder for Trump to do with the Florida governor.
“Well, there’s not a good one that you can come up with for Ron,” Rogan said. “Because Ron, he’s too good with that base and his success in Florida is pretty unparalleled.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Even Rogan, who is a self-described Democrat, is surprised by Trump’s attacks. DeSantis is well-known for his successes in Florida. The state has thrived under DeSantis. Even Democrats voted for him in the last election, helping him secure a victory by over 1 million votes.
Why isn’t Trump applauding this man and trying to get him on his side for 2024? DeSantis hasn’t announced a run. Even if he does, the party is better united than divided. It seems Trump is more interested in burning bridges within the GOP than helping strengthen the party against Biden and the Democrats.
What’s even more ironic is that DeSantis only has good things to say about Trump. In his upcoming book, the Florida governor praised Trump’s success and said they had a good relationship.
Trump might have gotten away with blasting folks unceremoniously in the past. But he might end up regretting attacking DeSantis for no reason.
Author: Jim Stone