Before the election results were finalized, Donald Trump and one of his attorneys fired a warning shot at Governor Ron DeSantis.
Trump is clearly worried about DeSantis running for president, yet he brags about his monstrous lead in primary polls, so the threat itself makes no sense.
Even so, Trump has clearly laid down the gauntlet for DeSantis not to cross him.
Don’t Do It
Trump’s attorney Alina Habba was very aggressive and, quite frankly, insulting.
She stated, “I think I like what DeSantis is doing in Florida. But, he needs to stay in Florida.
“DeSantis is DeSantis because of Trump.”
So, let’s address that statement before we get to Trump’s statement.
Yes, Trump did endorse DeSantis in 2018 and did help him get elected, but it was DeSantis on his own after that.
DeSantis stood up to the lockdowns. DeSantis had the recovery efforts in place to get Florida up and running after it was hit by a devastating hurricane.
DeSantis is the one listening to his constituents and standing up to Disney and the woke movement in his state.
On DeSantis running, Trump stated, “I don’t know if he is running.
“I think if he runs, he could hurt himself very badly.
“I really believe he could hurt himself badly.
“I think he would be making a mistake, I think the base would not like it — I don’t think it would be good for the party.”
Do I think DeSantis could beat Trump in a primary race today? No.
But today is not the primary election that will take place more than a year from now.
The bigger question is not if DeSantis can beat Trump, but can Trump win the general election, and that is very much in doubt after seeing how his battleground candidates did in this election.
Trump won a lot of races, but they were mostly seats that were locked in for Republicans.
Check his results in governor elections where Trump got housed, losing all but two races that are still undecided (Arizona and Nevada).
Then there is the issue of Trump backing Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania.
I called that endorsement out from the very first day and voters proved me right.
The fact that John Fetterman beat Oz is devastating for Trump, especially when you consider the importance of that seat.
I love Trump’s agenda, and I think Trump did some great things when he was in office.
I also think he was very polarizing and alienated a lot of people when he was in office that will never vote for him again.
This is not about loyalty to Trump; it is about winning back the White House in 2024 and getting this country fixed.
When you look at it that way, DeSantis has a far better chance of a runaway election that could keep the GOP in the White House for at least two, possibly the next four cycles and beyond.
Source: Fox News