OpEd: Ron DeSantis rips Trump’s character, chaotic leadership style

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following OP-ED written by Piers Morgan and published by NYPost.com:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has finally taken the gloves off and launched a blistering attack on his former mentor President Donald Trump.

In an exclusive wide-ranging interview with me airing on Fox Nation’s “Piers Morgan Uncensored” on Thursday, he said “stay tuned” about his widely expected announcement that he’s running for president and declared: I have what it takes to be president and I can beat Biden.

But it’s what he said about Trump that will ignite a firestorm in the Republican Party.

Morgan went on to write that DeSantis has clearly “had enough of Trump’s constant baiting” and that he feels “ready to take him on.

DeSantis was critical of Trump, pointing to Trump’s “character failings, chaotic leadership style, and for his handling of the COVID pandemic.”

“Well I think there’s a few things,” DeSantis said in answer to a question about the difference between him and Trump. “The approach to COVID was different. I would have fired somebody like Fauci. I think he got way too big for his britches, and I think he did a lot of damage.”

“I also think just in terms of my approach to leadership, I get personnel in the Government who have the agenda of the people and share our agenda. You bring your own agenda in you’re gone. We’re just not gonna have that.

“So, the way we run the Government I think is no daily drama, focus on the big picture and put points on the board and I think that’s something that’s very important.”

Asked about Trump’s nickname for him, DeSantis said, “I don’t know how to spell the sanctimonious one. I don’t really know what it means, but I kinda like it, it’s long, it’s got a lot of vowels. We’ll go with that, that’s fine. I mean you can call me whatever you want, just as long as you also call me a winner because that’s what we’ve been able to do in Florida, is put a lot of points on the board and really take this State to the next level.”

“To me, it’s just background noise,” he said of the former president’s taunts. “It’s not important for me to be fighting with people on social media. It’s not accomplishing anything for the people I represent. So, we really just focus on knocking out victories, day after day, and if I got involved in all the under tow I would not be able to be an effective Governor. So, I don’t think it’s something that makes sense for me.”

Previously, DeSantis enjoyed a harmonious relationship with Trump.

“We had a good relationship [when I was a Congressman and I think one of the reasons he got to know me is because I saw the Russia collusion thing as a farce from the beginning. Very few people said that. We had a handful of us in Congress that were fighting back against that. So, I would go on TV, and I would defend him when it wasn’t popular and when it was kinda politically risky, but I just thought it was the right thing to do and then I thought that he had good ideas for the country. And then when I became Governor, his last two years as President, we worked very well together. He had a place in Florida and worked well with us to serve our state.”

“At the end of the day as a leader,” DeSantis said. “You really want to look to people like our Founding Fathers, like what type of character, it’s not saying that you don’t ever make a mistake in your personal life, but I think what type of character are you bringing? So, somebody who really set the standard is George Washington because he always put the Republic over his own personal interest. When we won the American Revolution, Washington surrendered his sword. [King[ George III said he’s the greatest man in the world if he gives up power. I think the person is more about how you handle your public duties and the kind of character you bring to that endeavor.”

When asked about opposing Trump who is “desperate to … win back the White House” in 2024, DeSantis replied, “Well, I’m not up against anybody quite yet.”

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  1. It would have been a good ticket to have him as VP, but he blew his chances. And now we can all see why Trump has been calling him names! He showed his true colors! Bye bye Ron!

  2. He’s a rino! Had my doubts, now this confirms it! He will never win! I wouldn’t vote for him in 2028 either! He wouldn’t be Governor if he didn’t have Trumps endorsement! I watched it! Weasel! Getting the big bucks from Ryan, Sores and the rest of the war mongers! So long Ron👋🏻

  3. Ron DeSantis just proves what we all been saying, he’s the trojen horse and his career is as good as dead now! There are more of us Trump loyalist that have stood behind Trump bc he’s took the hits to wake us up and guide us down the path of the awakening! Without him and his brass toughness and speaking the truth on this government and it’s cartel of evil people, we would have lost this country and would not have known it until it was already too late! When Trump bashed Ron DeSantis, he already knew he was a rhino, bush buddy. A traitor to the American people! Trump will get my vote and Ron’s popularity is going to crash! He will NEVER be president now! He ruined his chances! The MAGA people will never support him now! He lost that base! Let the rhinos and the trump haters to support him! He’s the Trojen Horse!

  4. Dennis thank you for being a voice of reason. Our values and culture havereally changed and we need to take a good look at ourselves especially the media. We need to evaluate how this administration that is so weak came to be. The world sees our government as a failure and they see the time to take advantage is now

  5. Ron DeSantis is another Rhino. I will never vote for Ron DeSantis or support any thing he ever does. He claims he’s a friend of the Second Amendment but yet he will not let the Florida State pass concealed carry. He’s the head of the Republican Party in Florida he could get it done with a request. He does not like open carry he doesn’t let people carry guns to any of his rallies that speaks volumes. He is surrounded by his supporters why would he worry if his supporters were armed. He’s just another rhino and we’ve got a country full of them right now sitting in too many high positions. Like Romney Collins and Mitch McConnell all jokes rhinos we don’t need anymore especially one running our country. Trump supported Ron DeSantis now he is being backstabbed by DeSantis. In Florida you can carry a gun in any public place no matter where except when DeSantis holds his rallies there. That is a violation of Florida State law.

  6. What he says makes sense. Trump became a RINO in 2020. He gets Soros funds to build new real estate while DeSantis removes Soros DAs from power. Imagine calling DeSantis a RINO while Trump is best friends with Lindsay Graham and hired big pharma loons to push his vaccine. DeSantis has my vote for 2024.

  7. I will not vote for DESANTIS because WE WONT GET FOOlED AGAIN reminds me of Paul Rino I’m mean Ryan. Trump 2024 he is not a Republican clean Miami up it’s your state you fooled us

  8. He just ruined his chances! President Trump nailed it! Sanctimonious!! When you think too highly of yourself and kick the guy who is being beaten up for doing NOTHING WRONG BUT TRY TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN??? OMG!! Monday morning quarterback!! Yeah talk about how you would have handled things! You have NO IDEA how evil these people running this country are!! And if you do well then you’ve been bought and paid for! Like I’ve said before, God chose Trump! He chooses those who have the heart he’s looking for! Those He can use! Read the Bible!! No one other than Mary and Joseph were the so called holy ones! The Pharisees and Sadducee’s thought they were! NOT!! All the men of the Bible were not men most would’ve chosen! But God saw men He could use to accomplish His will!! Again God chose Trump and God isn’t finished! The Bible also warns about attacking His anointed ones! He says touch not mine anointed neither do my servant harm! No Trump is not perfect neither is DeSantis! This does not get DeSantis any points with me ! I liked him! But like back in 2015 when my younger son was all about Ted Cruz and I liked Ben Carson, I told him there was something about Cruz that made my skin crawl. Then I saw him on stage being interviewed by someone and his family was on stage with him. His two daughters pulled away from him instead of crawling up in his lap. That was a big red flag. My girls always loved to be around their daddy. Especially if they were nervous. As time went on I changed my mind and told my son I’m voting for Trump. He said why!? I said I’m sensing he is the one that God has his hand on! He has changed! Something about him is different. I can’t explain it but just watch! And BAM!! Here we are. . . It’s about to ALL UNFOLD!! Grab the popcorn folks! God is about to take charge!!

  9. I don’t know who is guiding DeSantis on this particular topic, but Holy smokes…talking about pissing oneself down the drain.

  10. I understand why de Santis. But I really don’t think it’s fair to blame trump for the way he handled the virus. I think he thought he would be the best person. I always noticed the woman (Debbie)? Dr. Didn’t really talk about the virus she usually just had graphs. I think she knew that Fauci was no good. She should have spoke up. I always felt like she almost was afraid to talk on stage.

    • Birch admitted that she lied to Trump regularly. So did that little leprechaun Fauci. He trusted they cared about health. We learned (for many, too late) that they, dems, msm, doctors, labs/most researchers, Pharma, and hospitals couldn’t be trusted. Who would have thought, except in a movie that there were so many corrupt people? I mean, if the few that you rally tried to tell us were given a platform, they’d have been shut down so fast…oh, wait! That’s exactly what happened.

  11. Better than caving to Disney. 🙄 as we go, we see that he can be flipped…bought, or bribed, or whatever, not sure which; I just know it’s not in the best interest of republicans.

  12. Standing behind Trump all the way! Anyone else that is running is wasting their time. He may not be perfect (NOBODY is) but he’s the perfect man for the job! Trump 2024! Save our country!

    • Whatever you think but President Trumps the only tried and proven man for the job. DeSantis is nothing but a rino politician.

  13. I thought he was too busy over the weekend with REAL important issues and fighting Biden. He sure has time to attack Trump!

    I got news for Ron the Con, THIS is the important thing. Alan Derschowitz, who did not vote for Trump and probably won’t a second time, said this is the biggest miscarriage of justice in his 60 years of law. There is NO crime there. Meanwhile, GA and the documents scandal, which neither are, are heating up , too because the democRATS are scared spitless of Trump They KNOW he will stand up to them whereas Ron the Con won’t. Ron the Con is a globalist. He is Trump without the mean tweets, translation, he is like John McCain reaching across the aisle.

    Raheem Kassam said he used to be for Desantis, even wanted him to run for President one day but now he cannot stand to hear his WINY voice.

    This is it for me. He has shown his true colors and if he is the nominee in 2024, I will sit out I will NEVER vote for Desantis because a GOP globalist or a democRAT globalist is the same thing.

    • Don’t know about Yrump being wrong about DeSantis ! Sounds to me that Trump was right , again ? and called him out for it! ,

  14. Let’s QUIET DOWN:
    First, it’s NOT DeSantis turn – we’re going to need ALL the experience – especially International relations – to recover from Biden, who has this wonderful country SO FUCK*D UP! EVERYTHING is a mess; Biden(s) should be in jail, but will probably escape.
    Second, elections must be reformed or there’s no point in wondering about a Republican President.
    Third, who can straighten out all the Biden social issues: Gender questions, education direction, etc.

    But, first, we have to survive the NY DA attack against President Trump~

  15. What makes DeSantis think he could do any better than Trump, who was constantly attacked by the Democrats. DeSantis has no clue hiw evil and vindictive the Democrats are. They would eat DeSantis slice and spit him out!

  16. DeSantis your a good Governor & btw Trump was correct you did inherit a state that was in pretty good shape you have improved Florida you handled the Covid Crisis , CRT well.. however crime is rampant in Florida also as well as many things.. it’s a completely different animal on the National Stage with all that is going on with the Country & the International mess we are in.. you seem a little to over confident for my vote.. Trump
    “ just did” explained later., so sit back & if you throw your hat into the ring so be it.. but you had better be careful what you wished for.. my Vote & my confidence is with President Donald J.Trump 2024..
    Be very careful Ron stop believing the Hype‼️‼️

  17. Ole rino ron wasn’ t sttacking President Trump’s character when he went to Trump to get his endoresement jn 2018.Another POS who rode on President Trump’s coattails .Rino ron is a user and a backstabber and I would never vote for him, even if he ends up being the GOP nominee.I would write in President Trump’s name on the ballot instead of voting for rino ron.I won’t vote for him in 2028 either.

  18. DeMoRon has shown his true colors. He’s an ungrateful Rino. And Trump was spot on about him. He’s sold his soul to the corrupt unitary. . I predict his poll numbers will go way down now.
    Trumps the man!! Go Trump, 2024!!❤️🇺🇸💚

  19. Unbelievable! Governor DeSantis served his country in the armed forces, in Congress, and now as a great governor of Florida. He sets the standard for Constitutional, conservative leadership.

    There’s no moral comparison between DeSantis and Trump. If Trump is the nominee, he is NOT a uniter – many people will not vote for Biden NOR Trump, leaving the radical leftists to decide the election.


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