Skip to comments.BREAKING: DeSantis declares 'I can win the Presidency'
Posted on 03/22/2023 8:02:46 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has finally broken his silence on his much anticipated potential 2024 presidential run, giving an interview from the governor's mansion in which he said that he has what it takes to be president and "I can beat Biden."
DeSantis sat down with Piers Morgan in a wide-ranging interview, saying "stay tuned" when asked about the potential 2024 bid for the GOP nomination. Former President Donald Trump is currently the front-runner for that spot, as he endeavors to earn his second term.
"It was clear that the governor has had enough of Trump’s constant baiting and felt ready to take him on in what could end up being a ferocious battle for the White House," Morgan said, writing about the interview for the New York Post.
"DeSantis slammed Trump over his character failings," Morgan continued, "chaotic leadership style, and for his handling of the COVID pandemic — especially in keeping controversial health chief Dr. Anthony Fauci in his post helping to run the White House Coronavirus Taskforce."
Morgan asked DeSantis how the two most popular Republicans in the country are different, and DeSantis said "Well I think there’s a few things. The approach to COVID was different. I would have fired somebody like Fauci. I think he got way too big for his britches, and I think he did a lot of damage."
DeSantis shut down Florida early on in the pandemic before opening up and giving the state the label "the free state of Florida."
"I also think just in terms of my approach to leadership," DeSantis said, slamming the former president and the man to whom he owes much of his political start, "I get personnel in the Government who have the agenda of the people and share our agenda. You bring your own agenda in you’re gone. We’re just not gonna have that. So, the way we run the Government I think is no daily drama, focus on the big picture and put points on the board and I think that’s something that’s very important."
Morgan asked about the mudslinging that has already started as rumors of a DeSantis run swirl. "I don’t know how to spell the sanctimonious one. I don’t really know what it means, but I kinda like it, it’s long, it's got a lot of vowels. We’ll go with that, that’s fine. I mean you can call me whatever you want, just as long as you also call me a winner because that’s what we’ve been able to do in Florida, is put a lot of points on the board and really take this State to the next level," he said.
Trump endorsed DeSantis when he first ran for governor, helping him beat out Andrew Gillum. "Ron DeSantis is a brilliant young leader. Yale and then Harvard who would make a great Governor of Florida. He loves our country. He’s a true fighter," Trump had said at the time.
"Things have changed a little bit, I guess. It is what it is," DeSantis said.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
He can’t. Millions of MAGA will stay home.
You just dropped 10 points in my estimation.
You think you could do better than Trump?
Or are you just falling for the ‘electability’ hoax democraps push onto their favorite Republican.
I hope every Republican takes a minute to watch this.
He would have in 2028 but now never.
Joe Biden thanks them for their support.
Just like Romney gave us four years of Obama and just like McCain gave us four years of Obama. IT IS STOOPID TO NOT VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATE. We know how it works out every time.
He won’t even win the FLA primary.
Hubris on an intergalactic scale.
I'll grant him that point, but he wasn't sitting in the White House when the deep state was pounding Trump day after day with misinformation.
Hindsight is 20/20
Trump supporters maybe, but not America First. America First is a movement that is bigger than one man. Or, it had better be. It took the left a long time to get us her and is going to take us a long time to get us out of it.
Go home Biden-fluffer
Too bad DeSantis is in the process of flaming out. I kinda liked the guy and we need people to carry the torch. He could have been Trump’s understudy but he flew to close to the sun and let the Paul Ryan cabal stroke his ego.
Is there anything worse than a neverTrumper than a neverDeSantiser?
Why? I don't understand that at all. I'm a HUGE Trump supporter, but if he's not the candidate I'm certainly not staying home. That would be stupid. I haven't missed an election since I started voting, even when I had to hold my nose to pull the lever.
Trump got 81 million ACTUAL votes.
I’ve never heard of America First.
That’ll show the lefites…..stay home and hand them the election.
I would vote for Trump or DeSantis, but anyone else? Why waste the gas?
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