DeSantis Refusing to Fold to Trump’s 2024 Request

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis might have just gone from friend to foe for former President Trump. The two Republicans have been trading veiled attacks on each other over 2024 prospects but now DeSantis has made it clear he doesn’t intend to bow to the former President.

The Daily Mail reports:

Trump reportedly said the popular governor has ‘no personal charisma’ and a ‘dull personality’ as rumors swirl the ex-president is angry DeSantis hasn’t declined to challenge him for the GOP presidential nomination.

DeSantis, however, has told his inner circle that Trump’s ‘expectation that he bend the knee is asking too much,’ the New York Times reported.

The governor blasted back at Trump’s criticisms, accusing the ex-president of being ‘uncharacteristically out of step with the hard-line elements of his party’s base’.

Sources close to the former president who have recently talked to him about the governor said Trump has grown increasingly irked by DeSantis in recent months, with Trump beginning to voice his frustrations to those in his inner circle.

On Tuesday, Roger Stone also inserted himself in the Republican feud when he attacked the Florida Governor in a Tweet.

[Read Next: Roger Stone Puts Himself in the Middle of Trump-DeSantis Feud]



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Glenn Anderson
Glenn Anderson
4 months ago

Trump needs to wait and hold his criticism of the Governor. He should focus on Biden’s blunders and work to unify the GOP.

Bob Isham
Bob Isham
4 months ago
Reply to  Glenn Anderson

100% agree. Biden is the fool and that is where the light should shine. He is an easy target, too dumb to respond and say anything that anyone would think was correct, plus it would be fun to pile on all his blunders and not fight with someone that Trump should be phrasing, rather than fighting with.

Steve
Steve
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob Isham

WOW !!! So easily influenced by rumors. Sad.
#LetsGoBrandon
#HeelsUpHarris

barb2554
barb2554
4 months ago
Reply to  Glenn Anderson

I agree completely. NO Republican infighting allowed… not until after the 2022 mid-terms. Then let’s take a look at where things stand. I like most of the Trump policies and I even like him, but I don’t like his bullying tactics and neither do a lot of other voters. He needs to change that to be successful.

Faith Matsuoka
Faith Matsuoka
4 months ago
Reply to  barb2554

Agree, Barb ad Mikey!

Steve
Steve
4 months ago
Reply to  Faith Matsuoka

Sorry to see your response. Did he win in 2020? Did he do a GREAT job as President? You want him to change because of the rumors you read? Smh, we are DOOMED!!!!!
#LetsGoBrandon
#HeelsUpHarris

Carrie
Carrie
4 months ago
Reply to  barb2554

Fake News!!! Debunked by DeSantis. He and Trump get along fine. Trump never said those things. 100% FAKE NEWS

kenny Harmon
kenny Harmon
4 months ago
Reply to  Carrie

I sure hope so.

Steve
Steve
4 months ago
Reply to  kenny Harmon

You. “hope”? You can’t see this for what it is? Wow!!!! We are doomed!!!!!
#LetsGoBrandon
#HeelsUpHarris

Maria Monteagudo
4 months ago
Reply to  kenny Harmon

So, let’s be clear, those are no facts, just rumors?

Steve
Steve
4 months ago
Reply to  Carrie

100% I can’t believe the IDIOTS that still believe this crap, so sad. Guess we should just stay with Brandon, right idiots? Smh.
#LetsGoBrandon
#HeelsUpHarris

Steve
Steve
4 months ago
Reply to  barb2554

OMG!!! Bullying??? So now he should change who he is? Smh, “Feeeeeeeeelings Police”!!!

Michael
Michael
4 months ago
Reply to  Glenn Anderson

Totally agree AND I’ll be closely at the Governor. I don’t like Trumps endorsing the jabs like he is! He screwed the pooch on this one.

Steve
Steve
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael

WOW, So sad. So he enforced, he did not mandate, did he? OMG, the level of ignorance here is TOO MUCH!!!!# Bye.
#LetsGoBrandon
#HeelsUpHarris

IraMad
IraMad
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Hate to say it, but you’re right about Trump and the JAB! He acts as if he’s unaware of the realities; a VAX that doesn’t work on the virus, but is very effective at destroying the immune system. He says “safe & effective” just like Brandon, Fauci and CNN!
Somebody BRIEF HIM on the FACTS!

Art Roth
Art Roth
4 months ago
Reply to  Glenn Anderson

Hopefully Trump is smarter then to turn on FL favorite son.

Kate
4 months ago
Reply to  Glenn Anderson

Don’t any of you two shoot yourself in the foot!

Steve
Steve
4 months ago
Reply to  Glenn Anderson

Trump NEEDS TO do EXACTLY what he has always done. Are you saying you would not vote for him unless he does as you say?
#LetsGoBrandon
#HeelsUpHarris

MikeyParks
MikeyParks
4 months ago

Boys, stop it! We need you both and we need you as friends! Don’t play into the Dem media’s hands!

Maureen Bannon
Maureen Bannon
4 months ago
Reply to  MikeyParks

Absolutely…we need all hands on deck with the Republicans…you need to fight for the American People. If the d…. Dems cheat and steal THIS ELECTION we are doomed!!!

monica
monica
4 months ago
Reply to  MikeyParks

100% agree. Two buddies gonna slug it out to please the demonrats? Just stop. I love Trump. I love DeSantis. I love Trump more, as he has a proven records. DeSantis should not be in such a hurry. Florida needs you. We need you in Florida. He should support Trump. If Trump wins, he could be appointed by Trump and/or run in the following election. It would be a win win. United we stand, divided we fall.

Pepper Travell
Pepper Travell
4 months ago
Reply to  monica

Perfectly stated!

Paula Montgomery
Paula Montgomery
4 months ago
Reply to  monica

AMEN, Monica!

Stanley
Stanley
4 months ago

1000 % agree with Mr Anderson

Sergio Pastor
Sergio Pastor
4 months ago

The ticket 2024 TRUMP-President, VP-DeSantis. Dear Mr. Trump…..hold your criticism

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
4 months ago
Reply to  Sergio Pastor

Trump has a huge ego. Sorry to say that but it’s the truth. He’s got to calm down and just stay for the ride.

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

He does not seem to be able to help himself. Unless he learns, I will hold my vote.

Carolyn Carver
Carolyn Carver
4 months ago

Trump has NOT learned a thing ! ! !

William Rosen
William Rosen
4 months ago
Reply to  Sergio Pastor

I totally agree!!! That would be a ticket made in HEAVEN!!

Virginia Herrin
Virginia Herrin
4 months ago

There are way more important things that need to be handled….you 2 quit letting your egos control you…….WE THE PEOPLE NEED BOTH O F YOU……quit the name calling and act like the adults you are. This Country is going down the tubes as I am writing this, there is no time for bickering amounts us…..WE MUST WIN

Barbara S Sherer
Barbara S Sherer
4 months ago

I agree that President Trump needs to be President and we need DeSantis in Fl. I would support Trump for President and an excellent Lady for VP. I would have DeSantis in 2028. No fighting until after the 2022 elections. We need a Republican Senate and house in 2022!

joe
joe
4 months ago

He is never going to allow himself to be #2 in his mind…. which will destroy his supporters as they too like De Santas…. very good man.

Kate
4 months ago

FAKE NEWS. Squelch it NOW

Nita
4 months ago

Trump expects too much. He seems to want everyone to put him and his desires first.
Only God gets that position. The Governor is doing a great job for the Republican
Party and Trump should appreciate that. No one should be revealing their 2024 plans
as yet and all should be will to do whats best for America, because we are in serious
trouble with the Democrats in control. Conservatives should just shut up and work for
our future. The Dems may be building re-education camps soon.
(Also called the DC jails)Pray also.

kenny Harmon
kenny Harmon
4 months ago
Reply to  Nita

Unfortunately, Pres. Trump doesn’t seem to understand that God has to come even before him! Until he gets that, he will likely face the same fate he did a year ago.

Platosbrain
Platosbrain
4 months ago

President Trump SHOULD NOT attack Gov DeSantis…and Gov. DeSantis SHOULD NOT attack Trump. The left wing biased media LOVES this! Knock it off fellas!!

joe
joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Platosbrain

As I see it, Trump as normal, strikes 1st…. De Santas is defending his Gov ship…. This is and will be the Trump method…. Not good, He will never change… We want aggressive… but not a bully to his same party associates, which Trump thinks he “owns” them….

kenny Harmon
kenny Harmon
4 months ago
Reply to  joe

If he had taken on the establishment bums in Washington as he does his own people, he’d still be President.

stanley whitcomb
stanley whitcomb
4 months ago

STOP attacking Gov Desantis or many of us in Florida will NOT support you. THe party needs you both but not the way you are going with your negative comments. We lost Georgia last time. WE admire what you accomplished for the USA, but never approved of your attack strategy. If it continues my money will go elsewhere.

Susy
Susy
4 months ago

I totally agree with stanley whitcomb. In fact, our adult children have already said they will back Desantis that they are tired of the drama that Trump instigates. Want an adult president who talks and acts like an adult. We were BIG Trump supporters but now, he has gone too far.

Maria Monteagudo
4 months ago
Reply to  Susy

So, ‘fake news’ are convincing you too then, right Suzy?

Keith Eitreim
Keith Eitreim
4 months ago

i was a Trump supporter, but i think he needs to do away with the childish behavior, name calling, etc. unless it is against Bido, then go for it. If i had to choose right now the Gov. would get my vote, Hard line conservative without Trumps baggage. If trump runs he’ll need everyone’s support. So work together and quite the in fighting!!!

Bill
Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Keith Eitreim

DITTO.

Gwyllim
Gwyllim
4 months ago

DeSantis said, about a month ago, that he wasn’t interested in running for president, that he wanted to stay in Florida and get things done for his state. I wonder who is coaxing him in other directions?

Maria Monteagudo
4 months ago
Reply to  Gwyllim

Nobody is more skillfully than the left to divide the country,

and Reps dear!

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
4 months ago

I don’t believe that Donald J Trump should attack Ron DeSantis. He doesn’t have to attack Donald Trump, because he is actively getting money for his Re-election campaign, and that’s what he is concentrating on. Trump shouldn’t attack anyone who’s possibly running against him. That would be ridiculous. He’s got to play this fair, and he didn’t play fair the last time. He attacked his opponents unmercifully and even made of crap through his friends about them. It was boldly unethical. I don’t like him to do that. He should calm down and play fair.

Margaret
4 months ago

Seems stupid for the two of them to take sides against each other.

MillieK
MillieK
4 months ago

Trump is wrong to voice any criticisms of DeSantis. Trump’s personality is certainly not ideal…. he defeated himself with all of those infernal ‘tweets’. He appears to need constant approval and he needs to back off and be a little more dignified. He made some avoidable mistakes when he was first elected, one of the most egregious being ‘keeping on’ too many avowed Democrats in government positions. I know, I know… he was trying to show that he held no ‘ill will’, but Democrats just don’t understand that and they never will.

Timothy Mahoney
Timothy Mahoney
4 months ago

The only thing that could cause the GOP to lose the Presidential election is to give the nomination to Trump again. Hell, even Biden could beat him again (The only reason he won in 2020 is because he wasn’t Trump). I don’t care how great many of you think Trump is, he and Hillary are both equally hated by enough Americans to assure neither will be elected again. Please wake up and put the Donald out to pasture. We must retake the Oval Office. If DeSantis can do that, and many think he can, then Trump is the one who needs to bend the knee.

Craig Roberts
Craig Roberts
4 months ago

You’ve let the MSM propaganda infiltrate your mind Tim.

Maria Monteagudo
4 months ago
Reply to  Craig Roberts

You can say that again, and again, and again Craig Roberts.

George Mayhugh
George Mayhugh
4 months ago

Please don’t criticize each other; it’s what the Democrats want. Together you can roll over them in 2024. Criticizing each other will shift the conversation away from the Dems and their failures and cause an unnecessary rift in the Republican party. It will be an unforced error that would harm the country.

Faith Matsuoka
Faith Matsuoka
4 months ago
Reply to  George Mayhugh

Yes, fighting within, destroys the party. That’s what happens in criminal gangs. Don’t let that happen, please!

Diane Martin
Diane Martin
4 months ago

Hopefully, this story has been blown out of proportion as to what has really transpired. Please appreciate those of like mind — we need all of us together, not necessary to be in lock-step, but at the very least paddling in the same direction…and exposing and defeating the socialists!

speedle
speedle
4 months ago

Folks we need to “Rodney King” this right now. There is a long way to go to November 2024, and we don’t need a GOP civil war. Get your egos under control.

SaveAmerica
SaveAmerica
4 months ago

STOP.
STOP NOW.

Faith Matsuoka
Faith Matsuoka
4 months ago

These are two good men who are not acting decently. I am sick and tired of this kind of attitude, and may not vote for Trump if he doesn’t cut it out. We just don’t need this kind of action with the terrible problems our country has now.

john D slegel
john D slegel
4 months ago

Trump and Desantis need to meet face to face. They need to team up and work together. We the people really need to Elect our Donald for one more term with Desantis his VP. then We can put Desantis in for two terms, and America will be safe, and strong for a very long time. Get the Commies, Kids, and crooks to hell out of power forever.

Kaddi Mendez Anderson
Kaddi Mendez Anderson
4 months ago

I understand Trump and DeSantis seeing different views abt the booster and wanting to make their views public. Trump was the one with warp speed that gave us the covid vaccine much faster than one thought possible…including the dems. He has always been pro vaxx and he also supports the booster. Because of his support… he is open abt being vaxxed and getting the booster. DeSantis doesn’t oppose ppl being vaxxed by choice… but he does NOT support ppl being forced to admitting any private medical info. If the door is opened to this medical info…what’s next…ppl with depression…aids…hiv….cancer and other health problems!!! Trump wants republicans to admit to being vaxxed and boostered..while ignoring the part of the argument many ppl in the workplace oppose to…medical privacy! Especially in the workplace and schools! Trump and DeSantis are both men that sincerely care about the American ppl… more than they’re going to care abt each other! Trump proved he can be a great president and DeSantis has proven to be a great Gov! I would like to see both on a ticket together. But childish cut downs like the dems like to toss around.. are not going to work on republican and independent voters…the way it impacts many on the dem/liberal side. For years Trump has been wrongly and childishly attacked…and it’s easy for one to attack back in the same way. Now is NOT the time for him to stoop to the democ=RAT level to attack Republicans with views different than his.

kenny Harmon
kenny Harmon
4 months ago

Keep in mind Kaddi that this vax stuff is not necessarily about the aspects you asserted here, but Pres. Trump actually believing in the jab period, completely ignoring the great dangers being posed on all those who take it of which I some very devastating results are being found if one only seeks it out. Most on our side are against this thing for whatever reason and if he doesn’t come around, he will NEVER get the nomination. Already, he’s being booed at rallies over this, a terrible sign.

RobertFUraisi
RobertFUraisi
4 months ago

Is it that Trump can’t help himself insulting a contender. He should be asking Desantis to VP and just stfu, join ranks to squash ANY and ALL demoralrats!

Dnav
Dnav
4 months ago

DeSantis, out of respect for Trump helping him to gain the governorship with strong endorsements and rallies that he ran for DeSantis, should step back and be a bit more respectful. And Trump needs to not instigate this into some kind of public feud. It will ONLY BE BAD FOR the conservative movement if the infighting and feuding is allowed to prevail.

We need both these Patriots fighting against Biden and Democrat schemes.

Sherri
Sherri
4 months ago

This entire discussion reflects the reason Trump should get out of the way, I supported him and love his policies, but I can’t stand his bully tactics and name calling! That’s what bullies and thugs do instead of using their smarts. And Trump is a smart guy, so why does he feel the need to be a jerk!?

JUST STOP THIS CRAP AND USE YOUR HEAD AND UNITE THIS PARTY SO WE CAN GET THIS COUNTRY BACK ON COURSE!!!

P W
P W
4 months ago

Desantis needs to not engage, if he does that he looks like the adult. Trump, at this moment looks like a guy just trying to pick a fight with anyone and his stooge Roger Stone is a total liability as the guy is a whack job. Try looking Presidential Donald, that is if you want to win in 2024. Right now Donald just looks like a guy with nothing better to do, bro you lost the election in 2020, you might want to figure out how you will beat them in 2024 and picking on Ron Desantis is not the way. Where is the guy with all the great policies that we loved and love still? Arguing with a governor instead of coming up with substantive policy ideas??? You are Donald Freaking Trump, get your game face on or drop out of the 2024 race but don’t lose it in 2022! One of you two or Mike Pompeo need to save this country in 2025, take that seriously instead of turning this into a game. You failed in 2020, you aren’t President, sure they cheated and played dirty, and they will again too, fighting amongst Republicans isn’t going to get the White House back, this country needs to be saved and we can’t do it by losing again!

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

Trump deserves. He just does not know when to STFU.

DrJ
DrJ
4 months ago

Sounds like democrat nonsense to me.

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  DrJ

I hope this is fake media!! I REALLY like them both, but really DETEST bullies!! Knock it off CHILDREN!!

Miriam
Miriam
4 months ago

I agree with you Glenn. I like both of them and I know both of them are good, but both of them are HOT HEADED. Trump must remember that DeSantis is working hard for his people, mean while, no one know if Trump is going to run in 2024. He hasn’t come out and make it known yet. DeSantis already said that he will not run in 2024, because he has too much to do in Florida and he is doing a pretty good job. Trump should try and help him instead of talking about him, but that’s the way Trump is, he doesn’t like for anyone to be next to him or above him. If he doesn’t watch himself, he would be left out in the cold.

Rialco
Rialco
4 months ago

Trump, don’t start getting on peoples nerves with your ego!

Dave Beck
Dave Beck
4 months ago

Who would believe the new york times?

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave Beck

Good point!!

Barefoot Marine
Barefoot Marine
4 months ago

This is bs! The msm is behind this, trying to get to DeSantis! Don’t believe it! The libs are scared if DeSantis, as if he runs and wins, which he could, they would have to deal with him for 8 years. If Trump wins, he’s only 4 years!
You will, in the next few weeks, see more and more of this crap! The Swamp creatures have their claws out trying to get Agenda 21 through to take over the country. This us a George Soros ploy!!

Norine
4 months ago

I bind All strongman, Baal, principalities, rulers of darkness, Jezebel, confusion, antichrist, mind control, destruction, divination-sorcery spirits, All connected spirits operating against America, Trump, DeSantis, working against GOD’S PLANS FOR AMERICA-ISRAEL-THE EARTH. I Command all involved assigned spirits to be dismantled, powerless, Go into JESUS PRESENCE NOW and be UPROOTED by GOD’S FIRE 🔥 FROM HIS MOUTH. I loose GOD’S WORD AMOS 1, “GOD WILL SEND DOWN FIRE on the Walls of Satan-Soros, globalists And DESTROY ALL FORTRESSES. I Trust And DEPEND on ALMIGHTY GOD’S Justice Fairness Honesty and Truth to Continue to Expose and Destroy All Evil opposition operating throughout The DncDemocrats, Biden-Harris-Regime, globalists, Everyone who’s connected-partnered. ” THE LORD HAS MADE THE HEAVENS HIS THRONE; FROM THERE GOD RULES OVER EVERYTHING.” (Psalm 103) “IF GOD IS FOR US HE IS MORE THAN THE WORLD AGAINST US” I Decree in JESUS NAME AND AUTHORITY ♦️

Bobby Myrick
Bobby Myrick
4 months ago

If they both run it will split the vote and neither will win. However if the cheating game is not stopped neither will win whatever nor any other Republican

JOANN DIRKS
4 months ago

Bad, bad, bad move. Mr. Trump….shame on you. You are trying to goad DeSantis in running for President in 2024. You are making yourself “unpopular” by doing that to DeSantis. Who do you think you are? Do you think you are the royalty of the Republican party? We liked what you did when you were in office, but this is going too far. Back off.

Debbie Levitt
Debbie Levitt
4 months ago

STOP this you two! I m loyal to you both. Nevertheless, President Trump, looks like you started this…namecallimg Gov. DeSantis who has done so much, like a preschooler. Get back to business and stay focused on your campaign. Please.

GregTorchia
GregTorchia
4 months ago

President Trump even has I love him as I do failed to interact with the insurrection act which could’ve saved the republic instead of depending on a rhino like pants to do a job that he would never do to begin with live and learn if we live long enough to learn

Donna Calandra
4 months ago

two great men Working together the GOP would be unstoppable

Debbie
Debbie
4 months ago

This is NO time for either one of you to argue!!! I love both of you!! I voted for Trump. I love Desantis too!! You need to Unite!!! NOT divide!!! We Republicans are counting on BOTH of you to work together for this country and the whole world!! Stop it with the bickering!!! We don’t want to see you act like the Democrats. If you keep that up, that’s how we will feel. Respect each other!! LOVE each other!! Work with each other!! You two are our only option so don’t screw it up!!! You know what you both have to do and it’s to work TOGETHER!!! NOW GET IT DONE!!!!

Christopher
Christopher
4 months ago

I love Trump but DeSantis is rock solid and has been doing an amazing job for Florida and bucking the Biden regime at every turn. Trump should lay-off DeSantis for now. If DeSantis wants to run let him run or better yet tap DeSantis as VP. Making DeSantis a villain will only backfire on Trump. Abbot and DeSantis have been rock solid in keeping their states free and prosperous during this abomination of a Biden “presidency”.

Debbie
Debbie
4 months ago

What happened to my post????

Stesta
Stesta
4 months ago

Trump can run all he wants BUT DO NOT mess with my governor! He needs to stay where he is for the next four and then run for president.

Leif Knudsen
Leif Knudsen
4 months ago

What’s the point, Trump and DeSantis are both top notch. Stop it!

John Rushing
John Rushing
4 months ago

When Republicans quarrel, Woodrow Wilson gets elected. Think about it, learn from history.

john
4 months ago

Just more fake news.

Terri
Terri
4 months ago

We would have a good conservative in the WH for 12 years IF Trump does 4 more and DeSantis does 8. IF it’s Trump & Desantis; serve at same time…….not sure we’d have 12 years total. Maybe somebody knows that answer.

Kate
4 months ago

You will find out that this is FAKE NEWS. I am getting a little fed up with Trump train news. No need to start a false news story. Stick to honesty.

Mrs. D
Mrs. D
4 months ago

I truthfully have always backed Trump but if he and Desantis were going against each other I have to admit Desantis has my vote over trump!!!

Bob O'Brien
4 months ago

This is pure fake news bullshit. Never happened. If its on the internet believe nothing.

kenny Harmon
kenny Harmon
4 months ago

I truly hate having to be the bearer of bad news but until President Trump starts getting his act together as far as knowing his true enemies and getting in line regarding the dangers of the vaccine and leaning more on God rather than himself, his days as President will be numbered.

Sandra Frazier
Sandra Frazier
4 months ago

If Trump wants our votes he needs to lay off Governor Desantis. He is running a very successful governorship and fighting cancer with his wife. We campaigned for Trump and enough is enough with his insulting tactics.

Lisa
4 months ago

Trump needs to reconsider trashing DeSantis and the Covid vaccine thing as a great warp speed phenom he should also not press with his base or he will lose enthusiasm traditionally there for him.

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