Skip to comments.Ron DeSantis on Trump: I can't speak to porn star payments
Posted on 03/20/2023 11:18:48 AM PDT by RandFan
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, when asked about rumours of former President Donald Trump's impending indictment, denounced the man in charge of the investigation, New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
What the man who might be Mr Trump's most formidable presidential rival said next, however, was telling.
"I don't know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence over some type of alleged affair," he said. "I just I can't speak to that."
He went on to mention "porn star hush money payments" a second time, before pivoting back to criticism of what he called a "high-profile politicised prosecution" by a prosecutor he said was backed by deep-pocketed liberal donor George Soros.
The Florida governor seemed to go out of way to emphasise the tawdry origins of the potential crimes being investigated, even while denouncing the investigation itself.
That could be a sign of how Mr Trump's presidential rivals handle a possible arrest and criminal trial for falsifying business records and state campaign finance law violations.
Mr DeSantis had been under pressure from Trump supporters to defend the former president and denounce the prosecution ever since the Mr Trump speculated on his social media website that he would be arrested on Tuesday.
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DeSantis could have been magnanimous at little cost to himself. Foolish mistake.
What about Bill Clinton’s $850,000 payment to Paula Jones?
Saint Desantis’ horns are more than little nubs... Honesty is not his strong suit..
What did Kennedy pay for MM?
Heavy D gave the media the sound bite they were after.
Apparently not enough if he had to have her whacked.
5-stars to DeSantis.
“DeSantis could have been magnanimous”
He should have been, but Trump calls him “DeSanctimonious”, his PAC said DeSantis should be impeached. He’s not a saint, he took a shot back finally.
I like both of them which largely seems blasphemous around here. I hope the Republican nomination contest doesn’t get ugly but I think it’s going to.
Speaking of which, was Bubba ever formally arrested? I would think perjury would do it.
A little too slick. Even us Rubes can see a back-handed compliment when it is so evident.
Never mentioned Trump’s name, just the payer of the silence money to the whole. Focused on the shortcomings of the D.A.
Not a bad move but a bit too syrupy.
Maybe if Trump wasn’t suing him he’d feel a little more magnanimous. Trump’s battle plan for this situation seems to be a never ending stream of all caps rants on Truth Social. Brilliant 5D chess.
Ron’s off my list. You others can make up your own minds, but he’s dead to me.
It’s not about the so-called crime at all, but the outrageous political use of the justice system that spells grave danger to all of us.
If he can’t see or address that, he no American.
Doesn’t make me more of a fan of DeSantis. I still like DeSantis as an alternative choice, but I would have liked a different response.
His selling point is that he isn’t Trump to many people, but that makes it harder to distinguish him.
We expect that from Trump, because that is a visible wart that he displays, yet many of us accept it in trade for someone who gets results.
DeSantis liked(s) high school girls and Trump can’t speak to that.
Or, maybe he can!
Loved Pres Trump’s hilarious, now deleted, Truth that was posted, earlier. 😱
It’s not. He probably got pressure to say something and decided to split the baby.
It’s what everybody’s been demanding, no?
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