Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, reportedly responded to a recent media narrative that his campaign is having trouble getting off the ground by emphasizing recent fundraising figures and other aspects of the primary, which is still in its early stages.
DeSantis made the comments during an interview with Maria Bartiromo, anchor of Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
DeSantis claimed that because the primary is not nationwide and takes place over several months rather than all on one day, national primary polls are essentially irrelevant.
“These are narratives. The media does not want me to be the nominee. I think that’s very, very clear. Why? Because they know I’ll beat Biden. But even more importantly, they know I will actually deliver on all these things. We will stop the invasion at the border, we’ll take on the drug cartels, we’ll curtail the administrative state, we’ll get spending under control. We’ll do all the things that they don’t want to see done.” DeSantis said.
“I can tell you we understand this is a state-by-state process. We’ve had incredible support in the early states building an organization, signing up the key people that you need to be able to compete in a place like Iowa. We just launched our ‘Mamas Movement’. My wife was in Iowa with governor Kim Reynolds launching that.” he continued.
DeSantis continued, concluding that things looked good for his campaign in the long run:
“And, oh, by the way, we just announced last week better fundraising than any non-incumbent has ever had if you look at what was reported, it was about $150 million, and that hasn’t even been deployed yet. We’ve got a long way to go. I’m looking forward to being able to participate in the debates, but this is not something that, you know, I ever expected to just snap fingers and all of a sudden, you know, you win seven months before anything happens. You’ve got to work, and it requires a lot of toil and tears and sweat, and we’re going to do that.” he concluded.