As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis offered his opinion on a possible indictment of former President Trump in New York, Trump reportedly responded harshly by taking a brutal shot at DeSantis, whom he seems to view as his primary potential opponent for in the race to gain the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.
“Ron DeSanctimonious will probably find out about FALSE ACCUSATIONS & FAKE STORIES sometime in the future, as he gets older, wiser, and better known, when he’s unfairly and illegally attacked by a woman, even classmates that are “underage” (or possibly a man!). I’m sure he will want to fight these misfits just like I do!” Trump wrote in a post on his Truth Social platform.
In addition to Trump’s characteristic insults he also seemed to question DeSantis’ sexual orientation in addition to linking to a debunked story that seemed to imply DeSantis behaved inappropriately with female students during his brief stint as a teacher early in his career.
In the past, DeSantis had attempted to softly punch back against Trump’s wild assaults, in one instance by mentioning that he won reelection and doesn’t focus on attacking other Republicans.
On Monday, the governor of Florida made his first public remarks about the potential indictment of President Trump in connection with an alleged hush-money payment made on behalf of the former president before to the presidential election in 2016.
Before he was questioned about it on Monday by a reporter, DeSantis had maintained strict radio silence over the impending indictment.
In a post that was published over the weekend on Trump’s Truth Social platform, the president asserted that he would be arrested on Tuesday as a result of the investigation that is currently being carried out by the office of the district attorney in Manhattan into a hush-money payment that was made to porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election.
During his remarks DeSantis made it quite plain that he would not be interfering in the investigation or any potential proceedings regarding the extradition of Trump from Florida.
The statements were made at a time when it is widely thought that DeSantis is getting ready for a run for the White House in 2024, and the Florida governor is seen as Trump’s most formidable opponent.
In spite of Trump’s attacks and renewed media attention DeSantis has still not formally declared his candidacy for the 2024 Republican Presidential primary.
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