DeSantis betrayed by name-less political cowards
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DeSantis betrayed by name-less political cowards


Big political props go out to POLITICO’S Michael Kruse, Gary Fineout, and Matt Dixon, all good men who I have the utmost respect for. Their collaboration on an in-depth, deep-dive story on Gov. Ron DeSantis is deserving of much praise and perhaps even lunch at Andrew’s.

While the story is a bit long and accurate, much of what was written, I have heard from numerous sources.

However, because of my personal and long-standing relationship with the Governor, I have abstained from commenting or reporting on issues that would comprise the confidence and loyalty he has instilled in me.

I will poke and question him on issues like I have poked and questioned other political friends in the past, but it is shameful that some of his former and trusted friends and associates are spilling some, not all, of the goods on him.

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Let me say this. I know where many of the bones are buried for many top elected officials and could have brought down several of them with what I know, but I chose not to.

You can’t put a price tag on loyalty.

When someone like DeSantis confides in a friend, associate, or a reporter “off the record,” you respect him and keep your gripes to yourself and not cowardly open up to reporters. If you are going to betray someone’s trust like this, then grow a pair and own up to it.

And you wonder why he keeps what he does close to his vest.

For all of you Progressive Democrats salivating over the prospect of his demise and wish DeSantis had not won in 2018, well, remember who you all picked to represent you.

You picked a compromised and confused dandelion in Andrew Gillum, and Chris King, who everyday struggles to stay relevant in Florida politics. CLICK HERE to remind yourself how close Gillum came to represent all Floridians.

You lost. DeSantis won.


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]