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DeSantis Offers Cheeky Response to Trump Attacks

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Ron DeSantis is cool as a cucumber…

The Florida governor, who is rumored to be considering a 2024 White House bid, seemed to brush off former President Trump’s latest attacks during a news conference.

Former President Trump recently raised eyebrows with his criticism of DeSantis’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has widely been regarded as a major triumph of the DeSantis administration and what propelled him to becoming “America’s governor.”

However, instead of trading barbs and criticisms with Trump DeSantis opted for the high road, with a reminder that he won reelection last year by the largest margin of any Republican Florida governor in the state’s modern history.

According to The Hill, DeSantis defeated former Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) in November by a staggering 19-point margin. It was the largest spread in a Florida gubernatorial race in four decades.

“When you’re an elected executive, you have to make all kinds of decisions’ you got to steer that ship. And the good thing is, is that the people are able to render a judgment on that – whether they reelect you or not,” DeSantis said. 

“And I’m happy to say, you know, in my case, not only did we win reelection, we won with the highest percentage of the vote that any Republican governor candidate has in the history of the state of Florida,” he added. “We won by the largest raw vote margin – over 1.5 million votes – than any governor candidate has ever had in Florida history.”

“I roll out of bed, I have people attacking me from all angles,” he said. “It’s been happening for many, many years.”

Trump accused DeSantis of “trying to rewrite history” when it came to his early handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, arguing that Florida was “closed for a long period of time” at the outset of the pandemic. 

In separate remarks to The Associated Press, Trump also took aim at DeSantis’s rumored presidential ambitions, saying that running for the White House would be a “great act of disloyalty.”


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