Even after suggesting that his possible indictment by a grand jury this week was ordered by the president himself, former President Donald Trump has reportedly directed a significantly greater number of attacks against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis than he has directed against the Biden administration in the past week.
This is the case despite the fact that Trump has suggested that the indictment of Trump by a grand jury was ordered by the president.
Although the Republican governor of Florida has not even officially declared his candidacy for president in 2024, President Trump went on a rant against DeSantis on his website Truth Social on Thursday, calling him a “sinking ship” in the campaign for the presidency.
Also, Trump lashed out at DeSantis for putting a curfew in place in Florida at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, however the truth is significantly more complicated, and far less flattering for Trump that the former President’s statement let on.
DeSantis did not issue his first and only stay-at-home order for Florida until April 1, 2020. A date well after Trump as president announced his “15 Days to Slow the Spread” plan, which recommended that governors close schools, restaurants and other public spaces.
This was more than two weeks after DeSantis issued his stay-at-home order for Florida on April 1, 2020.
Despite the fact that Governor DeSantis, like the majority of other governors throughout the country, temporarily closed down the state government, he was one of the first to reopen it.
Since then, DeSantis has promised that the state would never lock down again, and he has stated that one of his major regrets is that he did not fight back harder against the guidelines put out by the Trump administration.
In the past week, Trump has mentioned DeSantis at least 14 times on Truth Social alone.
This is in comparison to only three attacks against Biden and the Biden administration during the same time period. A number which does not even take into account the polls that Trump routinely promotes that he believes show him ahead of the popular Florida governor.
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