Former US President Donald Trump on Thursday attacked (10) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, accusing him of being disloyal, after the rising GOP politician became increasingly speculated as a candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
In a statement, Trump said his support was vital to DeSantis’s victory in the 2018 elections for the state government, and that the coreligionist is being disloyal by insinuating that he can run for the party’s candidacy for the race to the White House.
When asked if he will run, DeSantis, according to Trump, responds that he is not thinking about the future.
“If we’re talking about loyalty or class, that’s not really the best answer”, emphasized the former president in the note.
Trump also said that he saved DeSantis’s re-election campaign as governor with his support and accused the conservative press – which was once his biggest supporter – to carry out an “offensive” against him, supporting the governor of Florida as a candidate.
“This is exactly as in 2015 or 2016, when ‘Fox News’ fought me until I won, and then (they changed and) couldn’t be nicer to me.” in the USA – Fox News and The New York Post – began to turn their backs on the former president, after the Republicans did not obtain the victory they had hoped for in the so-called “midterms” – the presidential midterm legislative elections.
And as Trump’s popularity wanes, DeSantis, who was re-elected governor on Tuesday, is gaining traction in conservative circles. Fox News yesterday carried an editorial titled “Ron DeSantis is the new leader of the Republican Party.”
DeSantis won re-election in Florida by a wide margin, and that victory, according to several analysts, credences him. for the presidential race.
The partial results of Tuesday’s legislative elections are far from the “red wave” (the color of the Republican Party) that many conservative voters and analysts were predicting. Although the vote count made little progress on Wednesday, in the case of the House of Representatives, US press projections point out that Republicans guaranteed 218 of the 2018 seats they need to control this house of Congress.
The Democrats, meanwhile, have 184 seats, and more than 40 are still to be decided. As for the Senate, the situation is much less clear: of the 100 seats, the Democrats have 10 secured, one by one. less than the Republicans.