DeSantis claims Trump is utilizing ‘Democrat assaults’ on Social Safety and Medicare
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) blasted former President Donald Trump for utilizing “Democrat assaults” regarding authorities applications comparable to Medicare and Social Safety.
DeSantis, who’s contemplating a presidential bid in 2024, slammed the onetime president for criticizing his former assist of a finances proposal that included elevating the age of retirement to 70. DeSantis expressed assist for the proposal when he was in Congress.
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“These are Democrat assaults. I don’t suppose anybody actually buys that,” DeSantis advised Newsmax on Friday. “Donald Trump himself wrote a e-book the place he was speaking about the necessity to enhance the age of eligibility for Social Safety to 70.”
DeSantis added that though Republicans ought to be capable of talk about applications like Social Safety with out concern of retribution, Trump took it to a distinct stage through the use of ways usually deployed by Democrats.
A brilliant PAC that helps DeSantis used comparable language to the governor in an assault advert final month.
“Donald Trump is being attacked by a Democrat prosecutor in New York,” the narrator within the advert says. “So why is he spending tens of millions attacking the Republican governor of Florida? Trump’s stealing pages from the Biden-Pelosi playbook.”
Trump’s reference to the finances proposal dates again to when DeSantis was a congressman. However debates over authorities spending have revitalized discussions on how vital Social Safety is, particularly following a federal report that claimed funding for Social Safety might be depleted by 2034 if it’s not mounted.
When tensions had been excessive following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union tackle, Trump urged each events to not contact both program.
DeSantis and Trump are thought-about rivals throughout the Republican Social gathering, and they’re the 2 front-runners for the GOP nomination for president subsequent yr. DeSantis has not declared his candidacy, however a last determination is anticipated to be introduced this summer season. Trump introduced his bid in November.