Florida and Governor 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis claimed that former President Donald Trump did not deliver on his core promises while in the White House.
During an appearance on Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Co-host Joe Kernen asked DeSantis:
“The latest strategy may be to go to Iowa, but for every candidate in the race, former President Trump looms large.”
“Hillary Clinton just said something like maybe that cult needs to go to some reeducation training or something just to get out of the Trump cult, but you see what you’re up against and how difficult it is?”
“I reject that. I mean, look, these are patriotic Americans.”
“How do you keep them, though, if you attack President Trump? You’ve had trouble walking that fine line between really attacking him and not wanting to alienate his supporters.”
“There’s a lot of differences. This is all fair game. These folks get it. They want to see the country do well.”
“Some people will be with Trump no matter what, but I think the bulk of the people are people that appreciate what he did, they also understand that he’s got limitations in terms of his electability.”
“He would be a lame duck on day one if he could even get elected. I think he’d have major problems with personnel.”
He didn’t deliver on his core promises to drain the swamp, get Mexico to pay for the border wall, or to eliminate the debt,” DeSantis claimed.
Ron DeSantis: I'm a leader and I produce results for the people, I'm not an entertainer and I'm not running a soap opera. pic.twitter.com/xrj1e3Qy8B— Unfiltered☢Boss (@Unfilteredboss1) October 6, 2023
“He added $7.8 trillion to the debt.”
“So that’s all fair game. We will be able to make that case.”
“And I’ve delivered on these policies better than anybody.”
Last month, the founder of the DeSantis Super PAC and Republican Strategist, John Thomas, slammed the Florida Governor while praising former president Donald Trump.
Thomas said DeSantis lacks all the qualities that make a good candidate, including charm, charisma, discipline, and likability.
“I, along with a lot of grassroots supporters and major donors, said, okay, let’s draft DeSantis, encourage him to run for president, because we think he’s got the stuff,’ Thomas said.
“Except there was one problem, Adrian. It’s that when Governor DeSantis did end up launching, he had a failure to launch, and he’s never recovered.”
“And while he may be a great governor, he’s not ready for the national stage, and we don’t think that he’s ready to beat Joe Biden,” he added.
Meanwhile, DeSantis Never Back Down PAC chief strategist Jeff Roe, admitted the campaign has just 60 days to stop Trump.