Donald Trump slams Ron DeSantis for Florida COVID-19 loss of life toll

Former President Donald Trump has continued to focus on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and Trump is now criticizing the Florida governor over his dealing with of COVID-19.

Trump stated in a video that after the “information come out” about DeSantis, voters would see that he was superior to most Democratic governors however was “very common, at greatest” when in comparison with Republican governors. The video was uploaded a day after DeSantis made his announcement on Wednesday that he was working for president in 2024.


“How about the truth that he had the third-most deaths of any state having to do with the China virus or COVID?” Trump stated in a video uploaded to his Reality Social account.

“Even [New York Gov. Andrew] Cuomo did higher. He was No. 4. He shut down every thing, together with the seashores. Different Republican governors did not try this. They saved it open. It was their alternative. I gave all of them their alternative. The Democrats blew it huge — a whole lot of Republican governors did a unbelievable job.”

It’s not the primary time Trump has focused DeSantis over his dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic. He criticized DeSantis over the subject in January for imposing a stay-at-home order in the course of the peak of the pandemic in 2020. DeSantis disregarded Trump’s criticism and pointed to his sturdy efficiency within the 2022 midterm election as proof that voters accepted of his efficiency as governor.

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The previous president additionally criticized DeSantis in his video over his feud with the Walt Disney Firm, saying that the Florida governor “might have labored out a simple settlement” however that DeSantis needed to “present the faux information how powerful a man he’s.”

“Now hundreds and hundreds of jobs are being stopped, and lots of people are very upset about it,” Trump stated, seemingly referencing Disney’s determination to cancel a deliberate central Florida company campus, which might have relocated almost 2,000 jobs from California to Florida.

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Former President Donald Trump’s video on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is his newest transfer in opposition to his greatest opponent for the GOP’s 2024 nominee.

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DeSantis is the most recent Republican to hitch the 2024 presidential race, becoming a member of the likes of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) in working for the GOP’s nomination. The Florida governor is seen by many to be Trump’s greatest challenger for the nomination.

In Iowa, a survey discovered that Trump held a 42-percentage-point lead over DeSantis with 62% of the vote, whereas DeSantis had 20% of the vote. The survey, performed by Emerson School Polling, was performed from Friday to Monday — simply days earlier than Scott and DeSantis launched their presidential campaigns on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.

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