One critic opined, “If people want idiocy and entertainment, Trump might be the better option.”
On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump posted a weird attack on Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to Truth Social, prompting widespread consternation.
The truth is that in comparison to my red button, which is bigger, better, and stronger than yours, yours does not operate. (As I was told by Kim Jung Un, the leader of North Korea and my soon-to-be friend!) Trump wrote.
This remark was made after DeSantis made the “Spaces” platform on Twitter the official location of his presidential campaign announcement. Unfortunately, a number of technical issues delayed the announcement by at least half an hour.
Senior scholar at the Gold Institute for International Strategy and political strategist Matthew Brodsky called Trump’s remark “bonkers.”
For the past hour, “DeSantis has been talking about detailed and substantive policy issues,” said conservative writer A.G. Hamilton. You can expect this kind of thing from Trump. Trump may be the better choice if what the people want is idiocy and entertainment in their government. DeSantis is the best candidate on the right with any substance.
David Reaboi, a political pundit and fellow at the Claremont Institute, remarked, “Nobody thinks this is sane; they’re just afraid to admit it.”
After months of rumors, DeSantis has announced his run for president. With this revelation, he has vaulted to the forefront of the race for the Republican nomination in 2020.
DeSantis used his statement on Wednesday to respond to a travel advisory the NAACP issued against his state. This Thursday, the liberal group declared that it would formally advise African Americans to avoid the state of Florida.
In response to the travel advice, DeSantis called it a “political stunt” and bragged about the low crime rates and plenty of black-owned companies in Florida. On Wednesday night, he made his formal announcement to run for president during a conversation sponsored on Twitter’s “Spaces” platform.
Saying Florida is dangerous is “a total farce,” DeSantis said. “Are you f—ing serious? Cities around the United States have a serious crime problem. Our crime rate in Florida is at a 50-year low. If you take a look at the 25 most dangerous cities in America, you won’t find any in Florida.