Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis implicitly slammed Trump’s White House ‘daily drama’ in a new interview, dismissing the former president’s chosen insult for him and citing the ‘underlying conduct’ of the ‘quiet’ money deal by Stormy Daniels. .
In a potential 2024 preview, DeSantis spoke at length about what he described as his potential presidential rival’s shortcomings, noting his strong re-election victory and presenting himself as preferring political “victories” to “chaos.”
“I also think just in terms of my leadership approach, I have people in government who have the people’s agenda and share our agenda,” Piers Morgan told an interviewer in a meeting. interview at the Florida Governor’s Mansion.
The pushback came a day when a Trump ally, Steve Bannon, chastised DeSantis for a “weasel approach” in bringing up the porn star at the center of a possible impending Trump impeachment.
‘If you bring your own agenda you are gone. We’re just not going to have that. So I think the way we run government is not a daily drama, we focus on the big picture and we put points on the blackboard and I think that’s a very important thing,” DeSantis said.
He said he was “fine” with Trump’s nickname of Ron DeSanctimonious for himself, and the Ivy League-educated former Navy lawyer played it off, saying he doesn’t know what it means.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he was “fine” with Trump’s nickname “Ron DeSanctimonious” for him, saying he didn’t know how to spell it. He, too, responded to the ‘daily drama’ of the Trump White House.
Donald Trump posted a video on Truth Social on Monday night, condemning the ‘witch hunt’ against him.
‘Do you think you could beat Biden?’ DeSantis was asked. ‘I think so,’ he replied.
‘I don’t know how to write prudish. I don’t really know what it means, but I kinda like it. It is long, it has many vowels. We’ll go with that, okay.
“I mean they can call me whatever they want as long as they also call me a winner because that’s what we’ve been able to do in Florida is put a lot of points on the board and really take this state to the top.” next level,’ he said, trying to turn the tables on Trump.
He ruled out daily explosions, which have increased in frequency in recent weeks, even though Trump maintains a large lead in polls over DeSantis and other potential rivals.
For me, it’s just background noise. It’s not important to me to be fighting with people on social media. You’re not accomplishing anything for the people I represent,’ he said, referring to Trump’s Twitter battles before millions of followers.
DeSantis resumed his remarks about not knowing whether to pay a porn star, in slightly different language. Trump has repeatedly denied having a sexual affair with Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, who says they had an affair in 2006.
“So we really just focused on getting wins, day in and day out, and if I got involved in the whole thing, I couldn’t be an affectionate governor,” he said.
He stood by his repeated remarks that he doesn’t know how to pay a “porn star,” something he said twice criticizing Trump’s investigation that could lead to impeachment in Manhattan. However, he did not repeat the phrase in the interview, after a furious response from Trump and his allies.
‘Well, there’s a lot of speculation about what the underlying behavior is. That’s supposed to be it, and the reality is, it’s right outside my wheelhouse. I mean it’s not something I can talk about,” she said.
Well, there’s a lot of speculation as to what the underlying behavior is. That’s supposed to be it, and the reality is, it’s right outside my wheelhouse. I mean that’s not something I can talk to.
DeSantis said Monday that he didn’t know “what it takes to pay hush money to a porn star to ensure silence about some kind of alleged affair.”
Trump ally Steve Bannon called it a “weasel approach,” and Trump responded with a statement questioning DeSantis’s sexuality.
‘Ron DeSanctimonious will probably find out about the FALSE ACCUSATIONS AND FALSE STORIES at some point in the future, as he gets older, wiser and more well known, when he is unfairly and illegally targeted by a woman, even classmates who are’ underage’ (or possibly a Male!),’ Trump wrote Monday.
‘I’m sure you’ll want to fight these misfits like me!’ Trump added on his Truth Social platform.
“I think the way we run government is not a daily drama, we focus on the big picture and we put points on the blackboard,” DeSantis said, adding that “it’s not important to me to be fighting with people on the networks. social. Here Trump throws a roll of paper towels while visiting the Capilla de la Caballería in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on October 3, 2017, in an event that drew criticism online.
“I have government personnel who have the people’s agenda and share our agenda,” said DeSantis, who criticized “woke up” corporations and took on Disney.
Trump predicted he could be arrested Tuesday and is planning a rally in Texas this weekend.
DeSantis also said flatly that he could beat President Joe Biden, though again he stopped short of saying he would run.
‘Do you think you could beat Biden?’ Morgan asked him.
“I think so,” he replied.
“If I were to run,” he said, “I’m running against Biden. Like we (him and Trump) are running for Republican, potentially, I get it, but ultimately you know the guy I’m going to focus on is Biden because I think he has failed the country. I think the country wants a change. I think they want a fresh start and a new direction, so we will be very vocal about it,” he said.