Trump, Haley Take Jabs at DeSantis

Trump, Haley Take Jabs at DeSantis

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
February 22, 2023

Throughout this week, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has made his way around the nation, specifically to blue cities to engage in a “pro-police tour,” according to Fox News.

The tour comes at a time in which Gov. DeSantis has a lot of those who follow politics (especially in Florida) on edge as they are attempting to decipher whether the Florida Governor will announce a Presidential run.

Despite not officially announcing a run for the presidency, Republican candidates such as former President Donald Trump (R-FL) and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are now taking shots at Gov. DeSantis as he weighs the prospect of entering the race.

It appears that they see him as a real threat.

President Trump recently stated on Truth Social that he “barely thinks about” DeSantis.

"Ron DeSanctimonious wants to cut your Social Security and Medicare," stated President Trump. "Closed up Florida & its beaches, loves RINOS Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, and Karl Rove (disasters ALL!), is backed by Globalist’s Club for NO Growth, Lincoln Pervert Project, & ‘Uninspired’ Koch — And it only gets worse from there. He is a RINO in disguise!, whose Poll numbers are dropping like a rock. Good luck Ron!"

Nikki Haley very interestingly decided to go after DeSantis for his Parental Rights in Education bill (infamously known by some as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill).

"There was all this talk about the Florida bill — the ‘don’t say gay bill.’ Basically what it said was you shouldn’t be able to talk about gender before third grade. I’m sorry. I don’t think that goes far enough," Haley told supporters while at a rally in New Hampshire. "When I was in school you didn't have sex ed until 7th grade. And even then, your parents had to sign whether you could take the class."

It is not unusual for those who are campaigning against each other to take jabs or swipes at one another.

However, even though it is looking like Gov. DeSantis will announce his run shortly after the 2023 legislative session in Florida concludes in May, for Trump and Haley to go after him despite his lack of announcement appears to many voters that there is a genuine concern that DeSantis could do some damage.

In regard to this notion, Gov. DeSantis stated that “if people are not firing at me, then I must not be doing my job.”

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a junior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE), and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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