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One Republican firebrand who has managed the difficult task of becoming a popular political figure without the endorsement of Donald Trump has been, of course, Florida governor Ron DeSantis. Now, DeSantis took aim at the recent attacks from former President Donald Trump by taking a veiled swipe at his one-time mentor. A reporter asked DeSantis today: “So we would like to know what you think about Trump’s big announcement and some of the less than flattering comments he has made about you.”
Now, it is being reported by Slay News that:
DeSantis took a few swipes at the corporate media and smartly avoided mentioning Trump by name.
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“Well, you know, one of the things I’ve learned, like learn in this job is when you’re leading, when you’re getting things done, yeah, you take incoming fire,” DeSantis said.
The news outlet went on to report that:
“That’s just the nature of it.
“I roll out of bed in the morning, I’ve got corporate media outlets that have a spasm.
“Just the fact that I’m getting up in the morning.
“And it’s constantly attacking and this is just what’s happened.
“I don’t think any governor got attacked more, particularly by corporate media, than me over my four-year term.
“And yet I think what you, what you learn is all that’s just noise,” the governor said.
It was further reported by Mediaite that:
And really what matters is, are you leading? Are you getting in front of issues? Are you delivering results for people and are you standing up for folks? And if you do that, then none of that stuff matters. And that’s what we’ve done. We focused on results and leadership. And, you know, at the end of the day, I would just tell people to go check out the scoreboard from last Tuesday night. And the fact of the matter is (laughter and applause). You know, the fact of the matter is, we, it was the the greatest Republican victory in the history of the state of Florida.
It was yet further reported by the Tallahassee Democrat that:
Gov. Ron DeSantis avoided weighing in Wednesday on the rumblings about a GOP “civil war” pitting him against former President Donald Trump, saying “people just need to chill out.”
Trump announced his campaign for president Tuesday. In the run up to that announcement, he began taking shots at DeSantis, who is viewed as a potential challenger to Trump in the 2024 GOP presidential primary.
Trump called DeSantis “DeSanctimonious” and an “average” Republican governor.
Asked Wednesday at a press conference in Lee County about “a civil war brewing within the GOP with people having to choose between you and Donald Trump,” DeSantis responded: “We just finished this election, OK? People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff.”
It was the second time in two days that DeSantis has deflected reporter’s questions about tensions with Trump.
The governor was asked Tuesday about Trump’s “less-than-flattering comments” about him and responded: “One of the things I’ve learned in this job is when you’re leading, when you’re getting things done, you take incoming fire, that’s just the nature of it.”
DeSantis did point Tuesday to the midterm election “scoreboard,” which saw him win an overwhelming victory while Trump-backed candidates lost in key states across the country, including New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Arizona.
Regarding DeSantis, we recently reported about a week ago that DeSantis said that voters had “rewritten the political map” in Florida when they gave him a landslide win that saw DeSantis win the formerly solid-blue Miami-Dade County. Ron is the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to win the county since 2002. He said in his victory speech: “You know over these past four years we’ve seen major challenges for the people of our state for the citizens of the United States and above all for the cause of freedom. We saw freedom in our very way of life and so many other jurisdictions in this country wither on the vine. Florida held the line.