“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.”
Former President Donald Trump has made much noise about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis since the GOP’s predicted red tsunami turned into nothing.
Trump is supposed to make a YUGE announcement tonight. Some think he’s going to announce he’s running in 2024.
DeSantis responded on Tuesday without naming Trump and also steered the conversation toward the media:
DESANTIS: “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. 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 — 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. The fact of the matter is — (Applause) — you know, the fact of the matter is we — it was the — the — the greatest Republican victory in the history of the state of Florida.”
Ron DeSantis finally responds to Trump criticism ahead of the former president's announcement tonight:
"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." pic.twitter.com/bVuoG4Fpht
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) November 15, 2022
DeSantis also told the truth about the miserable midterm elections without, again, not mentioning Trump:
“There were a lot, a lot of disappointments,” Mr. DeSantis told reporters at an event in Fort Walton Beach when asked about Mr. Trump’s planned announcement on Tuesday night. “That’s just the reality. It was a hugely underwhelming, disappointing performance, especially given that Biden’s policies are overwhelmingly unpopular.”
The governor made no mention of the former president. But he appeared to relish contrasting the poor showing last week by many of Mr. Trump’s endorsed candidates with his own landslide re-election victory and successes by other Republicans in Georgia, Ohio and Texas.
“Some of the others,” he said, without naming names or tying them to Mr. Trump, had not fared well. “These independent voters aren’t voting for our candidates, even with Biden in the White House and the failures that we’re seeing. That’s a problem.”
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