Donald Trump has escalated his attacks on Ron DeSantis, but DeSantis isn’t taking it lying down.
The former president said that “even” former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo handled the pandemic better than the Florida governor.
To back up this assertion, Trump claimed in a video from his campaign that Florida had some of the highest number of deaths at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic while DeSantis shut down the state and other Republican governors did not.
A reporter then asked DeSantis if he planned to be a bit more aggressive in campaigning against Trump, and his response was interesting to say the least.
“So look, I’m going to respond to attacks,” DeSantis began.
“I mean if you say Cuomo did a better job with COVID than Florida did — first of all that’s not what he used to say. This is like new, like six months ago he would have never said that, right?”
“He used to say how great Florida was. Hell, his whole family moved to Florida under my governorship. Are you kidding me?” DeSantis continued.
Dave Rubin thought his response was a good one.
“You know, it’s not that hard to speak clearly when you’re telling the truth,” Rubin said.
Rubin continued, saying, “But it is true. Like, all of Trump’s family lives here now. Several of his kids and all of his grandchildren moved to Florida during COVID because of the policies of Ron DeSantis.”
Rubin added that Trump is spending all of his energy on attacking DeSantis while he’s hardly mentioning Biden at all.
“I would recommend you look at Trump’s Truth Social feed,” Rubin suggested.
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