Trump Attacks Rising Republican Rival: The former president criticizes the governor who was once his political apprentice, calling him “average” and accusing him of a lack of “loyalty.”
Trump Unleashes His Wrath on Desantis, a Rising Republican Contender in the Us Race
As the tension between the two leading Republicans in the country reached a boiling point, former President of the United States Donald Trump lashed out at the current Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis. Mr. Trump criticized his former political apprentice as an “average” governor who lacked “loyalty,” and he condescendingly did this.
In Tuesday’s midterm elections, Mr. DeSantis, who is 44 years old, won re-election in a landslide, solidifying his position as the Republican party’s most promising young leader. It is generally anticipated that he would run for the party’s candidacy for the White House in 2024. But it seems increasingly probable that Mr. Trump, who is 76 years old, will stand in his way.
Mr. DeSantis or any other Republican who dares to oppose him would be up against a strong adversary in the form of the former president, who has an enormous campaign war fund and continues to enjoy enormous popularity with the party’s core supporters. Mr. Trump blasted the Florida governor as a political lightweight in a long statement that he released on Thursday night. He said that the governor had come to him “in terrible shape” while he was campaigning for his first term in office in 2017.
Mr. Trump was quoted as saying, “Ron had low approval, lousy polling, and no money, but he indicated that if I would Endorse him, he could win.” “Also, I repaired his campaign, which had derailed before I got involved.” He went on to say that Mr. DeSantis, whom he has dubbed “Ron DeSanctimonious,” was “playing games” by refusing to rule out a possible run for the presidency. Mr. Trump continued by stating, “Well, in terms of loyalty and class, it is not the appropriate answer.”
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It is commonly speculated that the former president would reveal his strategy for making a run for the White House as early as the next week. While Mr. DeSantis basks in the sunshine of his reelection triumph, Mr. Trump has been criticized for the lackluster performance of the Republicans in the midterm elections.
The contest to determine who will lead the House of Representatives and the Senate came down to the very last day. It is still uncertain which party will control both chambers of Congress two days after Americans went to the polls to elect their representatives. In the 2020 election, the majority of voters did not support candidates who endorsed Mr. Trump’s unfounded charges of election fraud, and many of Mr. Trump’s high-profile nominees for government faltered or lost outright.
“I will tell you things about him that won’t be very flattering,” Trump told The Wall Street Journal on his private jet after departing a rally in Dayton, Ohio, on Monday. “I know more about him than anybody other than perhaps his wife, who is really….. https://t.co/qJHc3Y0Pmz
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Even the ex-closest president’s supporters have asked him to rethink what he has hinted would be a significant revelation on November 15th, and they want him to review it. A former aide to Donald Trump, named David Urban, was quoted in the New York Times as saying, “Republicans have followed Donald Trump down the edge of a precipice.”
“I believe he has to put it [his campaign announcement] on pause,” Trump’s former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News. “I think he needs to put it on pause.” In contrast, right critics are unanimous in their praise for Mr. DeSantis’ 20-point victory against his Democratic opponent Charlie Crist, who was running for the same office.
His victory margin in Miami-Dade county, which has generally been a Democratic bastion, was the greatest one achieved by a Republican in the county in the past four decades.
72% of registered Republicans, according to the results of a study conducted by Ipsos in October, believe that Mr. DeSantis should have a great deal or decent amount of impact on the future of the Republican Party. The same was claimed by Mr. Trump, who is 76 years old. On Thursday, the governor did not immediately reply to the jibes that were made by Mr. Trump.