Former President Donald Trump confirmed that he did indeed cast a ballot for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Tuesday, going on to state that Election Day was going to be a “very exciting day” for the GOP. This admission about voting for DeSantis comes after Trump criticized the Florida governor, referring to him as Ron DeSanctimonious” during a rally held in the state of Pennsylvania.
It’s also important to note that Monday evening, in Ohio, during a rally for J.D. Vance, Trump stated he would be dropping a big announcement next week on Nov. 15, with many speculating he’ll be announcing his presidential candidacy for 2024.
Given that fact, it’s not surprising that Trump launched a preemptive strike against DeSantis, who many believe to be considering a bid for president himself. The comment would actually be anything personal if that is the case. It would be a way for him to put distance between the two of them ahead of the presidential primary.
“Trump cast his vote in Palm Beach, Florida, alongside his wife, Melania. He went on to say that he hopes Republicans can win Congress to start tackling crime across the country and “keep taxes low.” Republicans are widely expected to take the House of Representatives, but control of the Senate remains a toss-up,” Fox News reported.
“I think we’re gonna have a great night. I think it’s gonna be great to the country. It’s an honor to be here. They’ve done a fantastic job, but I think we’re gonna have a very big night, and it’s gonna be very exciting,” Trump stated during a chat with reporters gathered outside the polling place.
“Republicans across the country centered their campaigns around the economy, inflation and rising crime, leading to a significant advantage in polls just before Election Day,” the report stated.
“The one thing you always have to remember is majorities are not given — they’re earned,” McCarthy went on to say during an interview with Fox News Digital last week. “We never take anything for granted, but I feel good because of the quality of the candidates we have running from Rhode Island to New Hampshire to Connecticut to Oregon to Washington to Arizona to California.”
“There is no place we can’t compete and that’s what is exciting,” he continued.
The potential for a 2024 presidential bid seems to be the cause of the rift developing between Trump and the Florida governor who many people see as the most credible challenger to him in the 2024 election.
“Trump fired an opening salvo against DeSantis on Saturday night, dubbing him ‘Ron DeSanctimonious’ at a rally in Pennsylvania. Many pro-Trump conservatives turned on the former president following the criticism, however, saying DeSantis is among the most successful and popular Republicans in the country,” Fox News said.
It’ll be interesting to see if the two men are able to get along with each and be sensible until closer to election. Right now is definitely not the time for infighting. Unity is what the doctor ordered. Let’s hope these two men put their country before their own political ambitions.