PALM BEACH, FLORIDA — Former President Donald Trump’s campaign fired back at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after he asserted that “of course” Trump lost the 2020 election. DeSantis made the comments in a recent NBC News interview with correspondent Dasha Burns.
“Ron DeSantis will say whatever he can to keep his campaign afloat, even though he was one of America’s leading election critics until his campaign needed a ‘reset.’ Ron will do whatever it takes to hoodwink a few more donors into giving to his failed campaign,” said Karoline Leavitt, spokeswoman for Make America Great Again.
In the interview, Burns pushed DeSantis by asking for a simple “yes” or “no” answer as to whether or not Trump had lost.
“No, of course he lost,” DeSantis said, adding: “Joe Biden’s the president."
“Whoever puts their hand on the Bible on January 20 every four years is the winner,” the Florida governor explained.
DeSantis has been falling in recent GOP presidential primary polls, reportedly being overtaken by candidate Vivek Ramaswamy.
Ramaswamy, notably, did not specify if he would have certified the 2020 election results on January 6, 2021.
“I would have never let it get to that point,” Ramaswamy told POLITICO. “I would have never put myself – or been part of an administration, if I was in a serious position of leadership – to ever have allowed us to have gotten to that doorstep.”
The first GOP presidential debate is August 23 where DeSantis, Ramaswamy and other presidential candidates will attempt to cut into Trump’s lead in the polls.