Well, it’s primary season in the latest presidential race, which means folks who normally work together to try and stop the madness of radical leftism from spreading throughout out culture and obliterating our nation are now wasting time and effort by attacking one another. A good example of this is the current rivalry heating up between former President Donald Trump and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. Both of these men are amazing, having far more in common with each other than differences, but hey, it’s a competition, right? And it’s politics in the second decade of the 2000s, which is basically just a WWE promo.
During a post-debate interview this week, DeSantis dropped the hammer on Trump for his continued online attacks against him and for skipping the second debate just like he did the first.
According to the Daily Wire, the governor made his comments during an appearance on Bill Hemmer’s Fox News program, “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday, the day following the debate.
“He owes it to the voters to defend his record, to defend the decisions he’s made,” DeSantis stated during the interview, making the case that the former president needs to defend why much of his current platform is exactly the same as the one he ran on in 2016 that the governor believes “he did not actually implement.”
To be fair, Trump fulfilled many of his promises during his four years in office, but he had to work against Democrats in Congress during the last two years of his administration which made a lot of what he wanted to accomplish difficult if not downright impossible.
“For example, draining the swamp,” DeSantis remarked, providing examples to back up his statement. “He didn’t fire Christopher Wray, he didn’t fire Anthony Fauci. He didn’t do anything to clean house. Now all of a sudden, he’s going to slay the administrative state when he gave Fauci an award his last day in office? What about all the spending and debt? They racked up massive amounts of debt, particularly in his last year in office, of course, you’re going to end up leading to inflation when you do that.”
For the most part, DeSantis has been quiet as Trump has repeatedly attacked him, but he’s definitely coming out swinging for the fences now. He brings up some good points concerning Fauci and Christopher Wray. The whole giving Fauci an award thing is definitely not a good look. Trump does need to take responsibility for pushing the vaccine too. That’s not saying Trump is a bad candidate. We would be super blessed as a nation to have either Trump or DeSantis behind the wheel.
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“And I’d say the final thing, he’s had a lot to say about me on social media, really since 2022, right before the midterm election, he started attacking me when all Republicans were supposed to be united for a red wave,” he added. “No, he tried to attack me, and he’s been doing it a lot. You know, it’s one thing to do it behind a keyboard. Step up on stage, and do it to my face. I’m ready for it. He used to say I was a great governor. Now all of a sudden, you’re saying the opposite? Let’s have that discussion. And I’ll do it. We could do one on one. I was with Sean last night. Let’s do that and let’s give the American people the choice that they deserve.”
He once again has a very good point. It’s time for Trump to step up to the plate and debate face-to-face. I get why he’s chosen not to do so thus far, but he really needs to do at least one of these events and dive a little deeper into his platform and answer some challenging questions. Trump has a well earned reputation for being a fighter. He’s always been one to utilize social media for that purpose, but he does so in-person too. I would be surprised if he didn’t take DeSantis up on his offer.
Trump has had a lot to say about me on social media. It’s one thing to do it behind a keyboard.
Step up on stage and say it to my face. pic.twitter.com/olp0SyGCaD
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) September 28, 2023
“Trump announced back in August that he would not be participating in any primary debates, citing his commanding lead in the national polls and voters’ familiarity with his record as president. Following this week’s debate, his campaign called on the Republican National Committee to cancel all its remaining presidential primary debates and throw its support fully behind Trump’s nomination,” the Daily Wire reported.
“Tonight’s GOP debate was as boring and inconsequential as the first debate, and nothing that was said will change the dynamics of the primary contest being dominated by President Trump,” stated Trump campaign manager Chris LaCivita. “The RNC should immediately put an end to any further primary debates so we can train our fire on Crooked Joe Biden and quit wasting time and money that could be going to evicting Biden from the White House.”