MATLACHA, FLORIDA – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis keeps taking a non-confrontational stance when asked about being targeted by former President Trump.
Instead, his comments center on the importance of Republicans coming together to now do what they can to fight the Democrats’ agenda, for example in the runoff election in Georgia between Republican Herschel Walker and radical Leftist Democrat Raphael Warnock.
At a press conference on Wednesday, where the governor presented an $8.7 million assistance package for victims of Hurricane Ian, DeSantis responded to a question from a reporter about a “civil war” brewing inside the Republican party – and that people were being forced to take sides between DeSantis and Trump.
“Look, we just finished this election. People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff, I mean – seriously. We just ran an election,” DeSantis said to applause.
“We have this Georgia runoff, I think which is very important for Republicans… to win that Georgia runoff. I mean, I know around the country, Florida was kind of the biggest bright spot. It was not so bright in many other parts of the country. It was… it was a sub-standard performance given the dynamics that are at play. So hopefully we’ll be able to do that,” the governor said.
DeSantis expressed that for people like him, who won the confidence of the voters, it’s time to do something with that.
“We had your back when you needed us. That’s why we won big.”
On Tuesday, when Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election, an airplane flew over the former commander-in-chief’s Mar-a-Lago estate, towing a banner that said: “YOU LOST AGAIN, DONALD #DESANTIS2024.”