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Trump Goes Nuclear on Gov. Ron DeSantis, Glenn Youngkin

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Former President Donald Trump unleashed a fiery monologue against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Thursday evening after winning re-election with higher-than-expected margins in the Sunshine State.

In a statement sent by Trump’s Save America PAC to his supporters, the former president called DeSantis an “average” Republican governor with “great Public Relations.” The former president also took credit for DeSantis’s 2018 gubernatorial victory that earned him his first term as governor and honed in on DeSantis’s response to COVID-19 which has largely been credited as the move which propelled him to national recognition.

In the unprovoked attack, Trump also revived the nickname “Ron DeSanctimonious” in what appears the most extreme escalation between the two Florida Republicans to date.

Read the statement below:

“NewsCorp, which is Fox, the Wall Street Journal, and the no longer great New York Post (bring back Col!), is all in for Governor Ron DeSanctimonious, an average REPUBLICAN Governor with great Public Relations, who didn’t have to close up his State, but did, unlike other Republican Governors, whose overall numbers for a Republican, were just average—middle of the pack—including COVID, and who has the advantage of SUNSHINE, where people from badly run States up North would go no matter who the Governor was, just like I did!”

Trump continued by saying that DeSantis was “desperate” in 2017 and that DeSantis “had low approval, bad polls, and no money, but he said that if I would Endorse him, he could win.”

“I also fixed his campaign, which had completely fallen apart,” Trump continued. “I was all in for Ron, and he beat Gillum, but after the Race, when votes were being stolen by the corrupt Election process in Broward County, and Ron was going down ten thousand votes a day, along with now-Senator Rick Scott, I sent in the FBI and the U.S. Attorneys, and the ballot theft immediately ended, just prior to them running out of the votes necessary to win. I stopped his Election from being stolen…”

“And now, Ron DeSanctimonious is playing games!” Trump concluded in his attack on DeSantis. “The Fake News asks him if he’s going to run if President Trump runs, and he says, ‘I’m only focused on the Governor’s race, I’m not looking into the future.’ Well, in terms of loyalty and class, that’s really not the right answer.”

However, Trump wasn’t done bashing Republican governors and soon turned his ire toward first-term Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin in the second wave of rage-filled statements.

“Young Kin (now that’s an interesting take. Sounds Chinese, doesn’t it?) in Virginia couldn’t have won without me,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “I Endorsed him, did a very big Trump Rally for him telephonically, got MAGA to Vote for him – or he couldn’t have come close to winning. But he knows that, and admits it. Besides, having a hard time with the Dems in Virginia – But he’ll get it done!”

It’s unclear what provoked Trump’s comments against Youngkin but hours before the enraged message Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears announced she will not support Trump’s 2024 bid despite supporting him in past elections.

“A true leader understands when they have become a liability,” Sears said. “A true leader understands that it’s time to step off the stage. And the voters have given us that very clear message.”

“I could not support him. I just couldn’t, because we have seen, for example, in those states where he has endorsed the candidates, in fact, Republicans on the same ticket who he did not endorse over-performed, whereas his candidates totally underperformed by as much as 10 points,” she added. “We have a clear mission, and it is time to move on.”

On Friday, Gov. Youngkin said he hadn’t seen Trump’s comments.

“I didn’t see it. And I have to be honest, I’ve been busy all morning. Listen, you all know me, I do not call people names. I really work hard to bring people together,” Youngkin said.

12 COMMENTS

  1. What the hell is going on? with Trump attacking our two best governors. We need to band together after the red ripple, that made us all pissed off, and a little more crazy. We have the most dangerous leader, ever, and your in=fighting is fkg it all up.We know people are infected with TDS, all over the world,especially here in America.We know there is no cure, and your held will eventually explode. But is DJT catching his own, stop killing your own movement, and destroying your base, with attacks that are senseless.Or u will lose many supporters and u can’t afford that,neither can the repukes.The war is with the dumbocraps.

  2. Even though we’d never be buddies, I have supported Trump, up until now, but he’s got to knock off this crap!! Now, as never before, we have to pull together…!!!

  3. Cmon Donald, your supporters dont want to see arguments within the party, we want to see teamwork and togetherness. The enemy is the other party and you could actually do more good as the new Speaker of the House.

  4. I supported Trump from the beginning of his campaign for president. And I like a lot of the things he did to return this country to prominence but I could never understand his ceaseless attacks on those he perceived to be his enemies most of the time with little or no good reason. Governor Desantis seems to be very similar to Trump with respect to his ability to bring about good, positive improvement for this country without Trump’s nasty streak. By engaging in this type of destructive behavior, Trump has demonstrated that he does not deserve the grass roots support that he has enjoyed to this point and proven to me that he no longer deserves my support.

  5. I have heard Democrat strategists say it before, but after the Mid-terms, and particularly after this foolish, unprovoked attack by Trump, I think they may be right–the biggest threat to the Republican Party in 2024 is Donald Trump.
    I thought Trump did a good job, substance-wise during his term in office although he endured many self-inflicted wounds by his incessant commenting.
    The best thing Trump can do for the Republicans can be to act as a cheerleader, not as a critic of other Republican contenders. If he cares about the country, he has to muzzle his ego and help other potential Republican standard-bearers who don’t carry his baggage.

  6. Trump was such a GREAT president! What is wrong Donald?
    Please don’t act like a schoolyard bully! We want to support
    You, but will not if you continue to attack other good men, we will have to walk. Americans need you. Please stop acting like a spoiled child!!!!!

  7. I agree with the previous comments, Please stop tearing down our Republican leaders, you are hurting our cause. I voted for you and was extremely happy that you became President. I also agreed with you that the last election was stolen not by votes but by the cover ups by the press but now you have to lay off the ranting about our Republican brothers and sisters who have been elected, you are hurting our cause and yourself.

  8. President Trump’s ego is overriding his common sense. There is a limit to how much self-aggrandizing even his most ardent supporters can stomach, and my limit has been reached.

  9. I spent a lot of time over the last six and a half years defending Donald Trump, but he has lost me with these latest bouts of childishness. It’s a tragedy that the FBI conspired with Facebook, Google and the mainstream media to suppress the news of the Hunter Biden laptop’s authenticity and of the family bribery business that it revealed, and I have no problem with the new Republican House investigating that, but there is way to void the election and install Trump as President in lieu of Biden on that basis at this point.

    If Pres. Trump had simply exercised better control over his mouth, he would have won handily in 2020, even despite the thumb on the scales by the MSM et al. But everywhere I turn, I find Republicans who are so turned off by Trump’s immature attacks on others, even in the Republican Party, that they are vowing never to vote for him again.

    If Trump were the nominee in 2024, I would probably vote for him in the general election, but I will not be voting for him in the primary. He is simply too egotistical to be my choice in the 2024 Primary election.

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