A super PAC group backing a potential White House bid to buy Ron DeSantis claimed it would help pay for Donald Trump’s move from Florida to California, after the former president insulted the state yesterday as part of an attack on the governor.
Never Back Down CEO Chris Jankowski aired the announcement in a statement posted to the Political Action Committee’s website on Saturday — a day after Trump blasted DeSantis’ Florida state for being “among the worst states” to live in and raise a family.
Never Back Down is pitching DeSantis for president, though the 44-year-old has yet to officially announce his presidential aspirations.
Her strongly worded statement — shared along with one of her new ads promoting DeSantis — marks the latest episode in the ongoing spat between Trump and the Florida politician, who until recently paid tribute to each other.
That all changed last November, when Trump announced his third consecutive White House bid. The announcement immediately caused a rift between the two men – culminating in the ongoing war of words currently on display.
Ron DeSantis aired the influential proposal on behalf of Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday — a day after Trump blasted Florida for being ‘among the worst states’ to live in.
The scathing statement came in response to recent comments made by Trump, who was seen here giving a speech in Fort Myers on Friday, expressing his disdain for his home state under DeSantis.
Never Back Down — run by a former GOP operative and Trump administration employee — is currently pitching DeSantis for president, though the 44-year-old has yet to officially announce his presidential aspirations. I started running ads in support of DeSantis last week
Responding to Trump’s criticisms on behalf of DeSantis, Yankowski — a veteran GOP operative and former Republican State Leadership Committee official — said his organization would personally pay for the politician’s move out of Palm Beach.
“Donald Trump has grossly disparaged Florida by calling it “the worst state, and we at Never Back Down will help him leave by offering financial assistance to help him move to his beloved California,” Yankowski wrote in a statement on Saturday.
The Republican added brazenly: “He could be close to his good buddy Gavin Newsom, whom he loves dearly and gets along well with.”
Jankowski — who runs the PAC with Trump’s former director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli — proceeded to slide in some barbs, mocking Trump for claiming that his fraud indictment by NY DA Alvin Bragg was co-opted and funded by George Soros.
A Hungarian-born philanthropist with a net worth of about $7 billion, Soros has emerged as a source of concern for conservative groups because of his funding of increasingly liberal causes.
“The good news is that since so many people are moving to Florida, thanks to the incredible success of Governor Ron DeSantis, no one will notice when Trump leaves,” Yankowski wrote.
Florida will be better off when Trump takes his Soros-fuelled campaign fire to San Francisco, where it will fit in perfectly.
The Jewish financier, who has close ties to Newsom in California, has come under fire for his recent sweeping overhaul of the criminal justice system — achieved by giving millions to a network of sober prosecutors in Democratic races.
Bragg, one of the progressives hired by Soros’ push, led the former president’s landmark grand jury indictment earlier this year, over confirmed hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
The somewhat scathing statement came in direct response to recent comments made by Trump’s office — which were revealed in leaked emails that expressed disdain for the former president of his term under DeSantis.
With those assurances leaked, Trump gave a speech — and handed out a pizza pie — in Fort Myers, before continuing his criticism of DeSantis during a Lee County GOP dinner.
The somewhat stinging remark came in direct response to recent comments made by Trump’s office — which appeared in leaked emails expressing disdain for the former president of his home state under DeSantis.
“DeSantis’ true record is one of misery and desperation,” a spokesperson for DeSantis said in an email obtained by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
“He left havoc across Florida and people are hurting because he spent more time playing PR games than actually doing the hard work needed to improve the lives of the people he represents.”
Titled “The Real Ron DeSantis Playbook,” the campaign email proceeded to point out several aspects of life in the Sunshine State that Trump believes it lacks, citing a slew of studies and reports to support the claims.
The list of points in the e-mail, now circulating on the Internet, notes that Florida has become “among the worst states…to live…find economic opportunity…work…retire…raise a family…pay taxes” … rent a house … have a baby … be a teacher … be a doctor … (and) be a police officer.
The actor who wrote the email, Stephen Cheung, also cited studies that show the state is becoming increasingly unaffordable for both millennials and working moms under DeSantis.
With those assurances leaked out, Trump gave a speech — and hand-handed out a pizza pie — in Fort Myers.
While that appearance did not see the politician continue his crusade against DeSantis, he did express his displeasure with the governor later in the evening, during a Lee County GOP dinner, claiming that the governor came whining to ask for an endorsement — while celebrating what he said were positive numbers. polling.
“Sir, I would like to have your support, sir,” he imitated Trump Sr., who is a father of three. “I should like to have your support, sir, I fell at about three.”
“It was like a rocket ship after I gave it to him, because otherwise you would now have a lawyer somewhere looking for work.”
On Saturday, Trump continued his verbal assault online, starting with a Truth Social post that once again touted his standing in some polls — while using Trump’s recently chosen nickname for the polarizing governor: “Ron DeSanctimonious.”
“In the polls, I’m ahead of Biden everywhere, by a lot, except for the globalist-inspired Wall Street Journal, one of the worst and most partisan media anywhere,” he wrote, claiming he was ahead in almost every other discipline. . The media.
On Saturday, Trump continued his verbal attack on the governor online, starting with a Truth Social post that once again touted his position in some polls — while using Trump’s recently chosen nickname for DeSantis: “Ron DeSanctimonious.”
The PAC also mocked Trump for his involvement with George Soros, after the former president was singled out for fraud indictment and funded by a progressive billionaire.
It was like that with them in 2016, until she beat Crooked Hillary. Now they’re using the same Fake Playbook, which I handily defeated Ron DeSanctimonious, but Biden is close.
All the other media had me bashing both of them pretty much. DO NOT BUY THEIR BULL… THEY ARE FAKE NEWS!!!
A subsequent stream of posts would continue to focus on DeSantis, including a syndicated article from Rolling Stone alleging that Florida governor’s donors were “happy” given the recent abortion law DeSantis signed, and other polarizing legislatures that could see him lose more of his power. moderate voters.
DeSantis, meanwhile, has remained relatively silent about his rivalry with Trump — aside from some rumored statements in the media and now ads aired by Never Back Down.
The PAC, a grassroots movement designed for DeSantis to take office, released its first national ad this month, which began airing earlier this week,
The clip, titled “Fighting Democrats, Not Republicans,” criticized Trump for his recent attacks on the governor, and reportedly cost at least $1 million to run.
The war of words between the two men is fueling an atmosphere of confusion over who among the still-evolving field of potential Republican candidates — including DeSantis, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Trump’s old run. Mate Mike Pence.
In February, a network of ultra-high net worth donors linked to billionaire Charles Koch and his late brother David said it would not support Trump’s next bid for office — in a big nod to supporting DeSantis instead.
The announcement, made by officers at Americans for Prosperity in a memo to employees, did not specify which candidate would receive potential funding, but pledged that it would not be the embattled former head of state.
While not mentioning Trump by name, the CEO of Koch’s main political arm delivered a not-so-subtle jab at the former president, who during his tenure often sparred with Koch officials over his administration’s trade and immigration policies.
The move, first reported by The Washington Post, as the donor group of the billionaire industrialist siblings was chosen to sit in the last Republican election, in which Trump, 76, appeared twice as the front-runner.
The group has not yet publicly announced its support for DeSantis, who, as previously mentioned, has yet to confirm his presidential plans.
Meanwhile, Trump announced his candidacy in November — during which he unveiled his title to his former coach and has already garnered some endorsement.