The battle between Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis has been heating up for some time now. Recently, because of a couple of intersecting events—failing numbers in the polls and Trump being in the news for his possible indictments (plural)—DeSantis, who desperately wants to be president, has lashed back a little at the Donald.
As Trump continues to hector DeSantis, his attacks have found purchase, reminding his Republican voting base why they get up in the morning is to watch bullies bully the people who they perceive are bullying them. DeSantis stepped forward and tried his best to say he’s a serious governor and Donald Trump is a guy that seems to have paid hush money illegally in order to get out of the embarrassing circumstance of having an affair.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump decided to release a statement where he wrote a ton, but only all-capped a few words. This means he might have even done an edit on his first screaming draft, which seems rare for the Donald. The screed calls Ron “a big Lockdown Governor on the China Virus,” and “an average Governor,” who got less votes in his state than Donald Trump. And those seem to be the parts where Trump is attempting to employ diplomacy!
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Here’s that rather strange ‘Ron’ rant:
Now that Ron DeSanctimonious is finally admitting he's in the Race by beginning to fight back, and now that his Polls have crashed so he has no other choice, let me explain the facts. He is, for a Republican, an average Governor, he got 1.2 million less Votes in Florida than me, he fought for massive cuts in Social Security and Medicare, and wanted Social Security minimum age to be raised to 70-years-old, or more. He is a disciple of Paul Ryan, and did whatever Ryan told him to do. Florida has been successful for many years, long before I put Ron there-It's amazing what Ocean and Sunshine will do!
Surprise, Ron was a big Lockdown Governor on the China Virus, sealing all beaches and everything else for an extended period of time, was Third Worst in the Nation for COVID-19 Deaths (losing 86,294 People), Third Worst for Total Number of Cases, at 7,516,906. Other Republican Governors did MUCH BETTER than Ron and, because I allowed them this "freedom," never closed their States. Remember, I left that decision up to the Governors! For COVID Death Rates Per State, Ron, as Governor of Florida, did worse than New York. In Education, Florida ranks among the worst in the Country and on crime statistics, Florida ranked Third Worst in Murder, Third Worst in Rape, and Third Worst in Aggravated Assault. For 2022, Jacksonville was ranked as one of the Top 25 Major Crime Cities in the Country, with Tampa and Orlando not doing much better. On Education, Florida ranks #39 in Health & Safety in the Country, #50 in Affordability, and #30 in Education & Childcare, HARDLY GREATNESS THERE! The fact is, Ron is an average Governor, but the best by far in the Country in one category, Public Relations, where he easily ranks Number One-But it is all a Mirage, just look at the facts and figures, they don't lie-And we don't want Ron as our President!
The reason why Donald Trump has been successful in the Republican Party is that he is willing to both lie and attack the crap policy ideas the conservative movement has relied on for decades. The unfortunate thing is that beyond being a crook, Trump has no interest in doing anything other than implement those unpopular policies.
The only thing that Donald Trump does deliver to his base? Cruelty and vengeance toward their perceived enemies.
Today, Kerry is joined by Drew Linzer, the director and co-founder of the well-regarded polling company, CIVIQs. Drew and Kerry talk about a recent CIVIQs poll that asked Americans from all walks of life about trans issues, among other things. Drew talks about the methodology and how the results show that conservatives tend to have more liberal views when questions are framed in terms of fundamental rights.
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