When Trump Thought DeSantis was 'Very Impressive'

When Trump Thought DeSantis was 'Very Impressive'

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
December 26, 2023

Because Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis decided to run against former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican presidential primary race, no love is lost between the two men, as the amount of disdain that is spewing out from both camps against each other is almost Biblical.

President Trump has been targeting Gov. DeSantis since before he announced his presidential run for office earlier this year.

Sources close to the Trump campaign say that the former president loathes DeSantis and his lack of “loyalty.”

The attacks against DeSantis have ramped up over the past several months as Trump’s surge in all the public opinion polls has elevated his primary election status to almost unbeatable status.

It hasn’t always been this way between Trump and DeSantis.

We all can remember when both men would trip over each other in praise before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lovefest between Trump and DeSantis was almost nauseating, at least to Progressive Democrats who were very bitter that Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, and DeSantis beat uber-Progressive Andrew Gillum.

Donald Trump on Ron DeSantis

Many of you will not remember Trump’s grandiose tweet of support for DeSantis during his first congressional race in 2012.

I do because I was probably the only reporter to write about it for our Shark-Tank website.

In 2012, Trump was simply a billionaire land developer with TV personality status.

His endorsement didn’t really go far then, but speaks volumes now after he catapulted himself to be the undisputed leader of the national Republican Party and kingmaker to Republican candidates for elected office.

Trump tweeted our story here, listing DeSantis’s accolades and calling him “very impressive.”

Ron DeSantis, Iraq vet, Navy hero, bronze star, Yale, Harvard Law, running for Congress in Fla. Very impressive

At the time, Trump told me he was not ruling out a run for office as an Independent candidate, but said he would probably stay in the Republican Party.

He did just that and thee rest is history.

Iowa’s Caucus is on January 15, and New Hampshire’s primary election is January 23.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com 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. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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