GLOVES OFF: DeSantis Rips Into Trump As Unelectable Ideologue

This combination of the photos shows former President Donald Trump, left, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right. (AP Photo/File)

As he prepares to launch his 2024 bid for the presidency, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is beginning to make pointed contrasts between himself and former president Donald Trump, who is currently the frontrunner for the GOP nomination.

In a call with donors and supporters on Thursday, DeSantis said there are only three “credible” candidates in 2024 – and only two have any shot of winning.

“You have basically three people at this point that are credible in this whole thing,” DeSantis said. “Biden, Trump, and me. And I think of those three, two have a chance to get elected president — Biden and me, based on all the data in the swing states, which is not great for the former president and probably insurmountable because people aren’t going to change their view of him.”

“The corporate media wants Trump to be the nominee,” DeSantis asserted, pointing to the attacks on him the media is trying to amplify.

Illustrating his advantage with voters, DeSantis recalled an encounter he had with one in Iowa.

“You know, Trump was somebody, we liked his policies but we didn’t like his values. And with you, we like your policies but also know that you share our values,” DeSantis said the voter told him.

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  1. Interesting, how democrats are willing to spend and lose billions of dollars to save the planet- because it’s worth it. But, Desantis can’t spend /lose a couple $ to fight corporate companies from from destroying our children!

  2. Trump is “Not electable”?! Really? but he already got elected! and did a fantastic job while under fire from all sides, including DeSantis’ current donors…
    And the second time around he got more votes than any other sitting president in history.

  3. As crazy as Trump is, the fact is that his policies were overall pretty good as president and since there are a sizeable percentage of Republicans who would for for him over DeSantos, he should’ve waited 4 more years until he has a bigger chance of winning because likely this time around Biden will be our next non-president due to the many votes which will go for Trump who is unwinnable and voter fraud which I totally believe is a huge factor in the elections. So while voter fraud will be a factor in the next elections as well, Trump most certainly won’t be a candidate so DeSantos will lose less votes due to Trump not being in the race and have he would have a chance of winning which I am skeptical will happen this time around.

  4. Republicans only know how to lose. Trump will be the nominee, and everyone will have a surprised pikachui face when he loses a third time.

  5. Big mistake. To both win the nomination and the election, he needs to argue that Trump is ideologically “on track”, but is unelectable, but that he (DeSantis) can win the election and get Trump’s agenda enacted, and of course he needs to emphasize how much he respects Trump. To win in November 2024, a Republican needs the support of both the MAGA faction and the more traditional “Chamber of Commerce” factions (think Bushes and Eisenhower), not to mention the Reagan and Tea Party factions. Disunited Republicans mean the election will be won by “woke” Democrats.

  6. Hopefully these two MAGA maniacs slug it out until they destroy each other’s political ambitions. Then the GOP can select a true small government conservative to lead the party instead of these populist frauds and America cab truly be great once again.

    DeSantis is not a conservative. He is a fraud. He uses the power of government to silence free speech and dissent. He wates tax payer money on political stunts and rewards his loyal cronies with wildly overpriced state salaries and jobs. His over the top crime bills that lower the threshold for capital punishment and expand the type of crimes subject to capital punishment only increase the chances of innocents being killed by the state. His cruelty to others also extends to trying to make it more difficult for undocumented people to receive medical care

  7. never, shameful politics when evil rides waves of horror, TRUMP has people, money and wisdom DeSantis is a carnival off his sights