‘Ron DeSanctimonious is playing games!’ Trump fumes.
Posted BY: Adan Salazar
President Donald Trump issued a lengthy diatribe weighing in on the media’s cheerleading of Ron DeSantis, who recently won his midterm election by nearly 20 points, and revealing his sentiments on the Florida governor’s refusal to dismiss a possible 2024 presidential bid.
Posting to Truth Social Thursday evening, Trump criticized the media for going all-in on DeSantis, who he called a “an average REPUBLICAN Governor with great Public Relations.”
“This is just like 2015 and 2016, a Media Assault (Collusion!), when Fox News fought me to the end until I won, and then they couldn’t have been nicer or more supportive,” Trump said of the media’s recent efforts to blame Republican losses on him, while exalting DeSantis.
Trump also described how he came in to save DeSantis when his 2018 gubernatorial campaign was struggling to overcome a worthy adversary in Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
“When I Endorsed [DeSantis], it was as though, to use a bad term, a nuclear weapon went off,” Trump wrote. “Years later, they were the exact words that Adam Putnam used in describing Ron’s Endorsement. He said, “I went from having it made, with no competition, to immediately getting absolutely clobbered after your Endorsement.”
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The 45th president also chastised DeSantis for failing to throw cold water on rumors he could challenge Trump in a bid for the Republican nomination in 2024.
“And now, Ron DeSanctimonious is playing games!” Trump fumed. “The Fake News asks him if he’s going to run if President Trump runs, and he says, ‘I’m only focused on the Governor’s race, I’m not looking into the future.’ Well, in terms of loyalty and class, that’s really not the right answer.”
The ex-president’s message will likely be seen as an indication of a growing rift in the Republican Party, where a civil war of sorts appears to be forming between diehard Trump supporters and disillusioned MAGA Republicans.
Trump’s message Thursday also followed a post-midterm Truth update Wednesday, where the former president pointed out he won more votes in the state than DeSantis recently earned.
The annoyed missive comes as Trump on Monday suggested he could announce his 2024 presidential campaign next Tuesday, November 15.
Read Trump’s fiery message in full below:
Now that midterms are over, and a success, NewsCorp, which is Fox, the Wall Street Journal, and the no longer great New York Post (bring back Col!), is all in for Governor Ron DeSanctimonious, an average REPUBLICAN Governor with great Public Relations, who didn’t have to close up his State, but did, unlike other Republican Governors, whose overall numbers for a Republican, were just average—middle of the pack—including COVID, and who has the advantage of SUNSHINE, where people from badly run States up North would go no matter who the Governor was, just like I did!
Ron came to me in desperate shape in 2017—he was politically dead, losing in a landslide to a very good Agriculture Commissioner, Adam Putnam, who was loaded up with cash and great poll numbers. Ron had low approval, bad polls, and no money, but he said that if I would Endorse him, he could win. I didn’t know Adam so I said, “Let’s give it a shot, Ron.” When I Endorsed him, it was as though, to use a bad term, a nuclear weapon went off. Years later, they were the exact words that Adam Putnam used in describing Ron’s Endorsement. He said, “I went from having it made, with no competition, to immediately getting absolutely clobbered after your Endorsement.” I then got Ron by the “Star” of the Democrat Party, Andrew Gillum (who was later revealed to be a “Crack Head”), by having two massive Rallies with tens of thousands of people at each one I also fixed his campaign, which had completely fallen apart. I was all in for Ron, and he beat Gillum, but after the Race, when votes were being stolen by the corrupt Election process in Broward County, and Ron was going down ten thousand votes a day, along with now-Senator Rick Scott, I sent in the FBI and the U.S. Attorneys, and the ballot theft immediately ended, just prior to them running out of the votes necessary to win. I stopped his Election from being stolen
And now, Ron DeSanctimonious is playing games! The Fake News asks him if he’s going to run if President Trump runs, and he says, “I’m only focused on the Governor’s race, I’m not looking into the future.” Well, in terms of loyalty and class, that’s really not the right answer.
This is just like 2015 and 2016, a Media Assault (Collusion!), when Fox News fought me to the end until I won, and then they couldn’t have been nicer or more supportive. The Wall Street Journal loved Low Energy Jeb Bush, and a succession of other people as they rapidly disappeared from sight, finally falling in line with me after I easily knocked them out, one by one. We’re in exactly the same position now. They will keep coming after us, MAGA, but ultimately, we will win. Put America First and, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!