During a town hall in New Hampshire that aired on Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly blasted his leading 2024 opponent, warning the crowd that former President Donald Trump’s actions might cost Republicans the election.
At the town hall, DeSantis declared that he would not educate his children to treat others disrespectfully or to make fun of their appearance or clothing.
“These insults are so phony, these insults are juvenile. That is not the way a great nation should be conducting itself. That is not the way the president of the United States should be conducting himself,” DeSantis said.
“As Republicans, that will cause us to lose if we behave that way. There are millions of voters out there who do not like what Biden is doing to this country. They do not like the direction the country is going in. But they aren’t going to sign up for a candidate who is behaving like that. So, let’s be better. Let’s look higher, and let’s set a good standard for our children to follow.” he continued.
DeSantis also claimed that Trump’s previously claims about election fraud had turned out not to be true in the past:
“I’ve said many times, the election is what it is. All those theories that were put out, did not prove to be true. What I’ve also said is the way you conduct a good election that people have confidence in, you don’t change the rules in the middle of the game.” DeSantis told a reporter traveling with his campaign bus.
In a courtroom in Washington, DC, Trump recently entered a not guilty plea to four charges that were brought against him this week by Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith as part of his investigation into attempts to rig the 2020 election prior to the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
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