Ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s expected presidential campaign announcement Wednesday evening, former President Donald Trump went on a tear against the new candidate on his Truth Social platform.
Of course, rather than highlighting policy or ideological difference that makes him a better candidate than DeSantis, Trump did what he does best: attack.
“Look, Rob DeSanctimonious came to me asking for help. He was losing badly, by 31 points, to popular Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. He was getting ready to drop out of the race – Ran a terrible campaign! Ron told me he had one last chance, my Support & Endorsement, which Putnam, and everyone else, wanted also. I gave it to Ron, and the race was over. In one day, he went from losing badly, to winning by a lot. With 3 LARGE TRUMP RALLIES, he WON THE GENERAL ELECTION in an upset. DISLOYAL!!!” Trump wrote.
Trump then asserted that DeSantis can’t win a national election, and took a zing at the governor’s personality for good measure.
“Ron DeSanctus can’t win the General Election (or get the Nomination) because he VOTED TO OBLITERATE SOCIAL SECURITY, EVEN WANTING TO RAISE THE MINIMUM AGE TO 70 (or more!), VOTED TO BADLY WOUND MEDICARE, AND FOUGHT HARD AND VOTED FOR A 23% “TAX ON EVERYTHING” SALES TAX. He was, and is, a disciple of horrible RINO Paul Ryan, and others too many to mention. Also, he desperately needs a personality transplant and, to the best of my knowledge, they are not medically available yet. A disloyal person!” he wrote.
Then, to really get his message home, Trump blasted out this all-caps post.
“I BUILT THE GREATEST ECONOMY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, NO INFLATION, ENERGY INDEPENDENCE, AND SOON DOMINANCE, THE STRONGEST BORDER EVER, RECORD BEST EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS, BIGGEST TAX & REGULATION CUTS, REBUILT OUR MILITARY, NO WARS WITH RUSSIA/UKRAINE OR CHINA/TAIWAN (OR ANYWHERE!), AND THE USA WAS RESPECTED ALL OVER THE WORLD! WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY?”
Then, in an apparent non-sequitur, Trump posted, “ELECTION INTERFERENCE!!!”
Two hours later, Trump added another anti-DeSantis piece to his tirade.
“I got 1.2 Million more votes in Florida than DeSanctus. Also, Bill Hemmer at FoxNews just used an old April Poll showing me leading by 51% to 25%. Why doesn’t Fox get a more up to date poll, 72% to 18%, with the other candidates much lower. Just like 2016!!! It’s why people are leaving FoxNews. P.S. Without me, DeSanctus would have lost the Primary and the General. Thank you President Trump!”
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)
Either of them would be a disaster for the country….the only question is whom would be worse.
As to “disloyal”, Trump is the poster child for crass opportunism and would throw his children and grandchildren under the bus, if it served his interests (and likely back up the bus a few times, just to be sure).