Ron DeSantis rips Donald Trump supporters as ‘listless vessels’
Florida’s Governor is going on the offense against the former President — and his devoted supporters.
In an interview with the Florida Standard, Ron DeSantis is ripping Donald Trump backers as privileging personality over conservative purity.
“If all we are is listless vessels that are just supposed to follow, you know, whatever happens to come down the pike on Truth Social every morning, that’s not going to be a durable movement,” DeSantis said.
The Governor also rejects claims that he and others who buck the cult of “personality” around the former President are “RINOs.”
“And so you could be the most conservative person since sliced bread. Unless you’re kissing his rear end, they will somehow call you a RINO. So it’s been totally detached from principle in what you actually believe and results. And it’s more about, you know, just what faction you happen to do,” DeSantis said.
The Governor continued to describe what he perceives as hypocrisy.
“So there will be people who are huge Trump supporters like in Congress who have like incredibly liberal left wing records that’s really just atrocious and yet they’re viewed by some of these folks as like as like really, really good. Then you have other people, you know, like a Congressman Chip Roy who’s endorsed me, Congressman Thomas Massie,” he added. “These guys have records of principle, fighting the swamp that are second to none, and yet they will be attacked by some of these people and called RINOs.”
“So it’s just been totally detached from any type of substance. And ultimately, a movement can’t be about the personality of one individual. The movement has got to be about what are you trying to achieve on behalf of the American people,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis has said he’d have no problem getting Trumpers to back him in the General Election. Clearly though there are some he feels are beyond reach or reason.
CBS News poll shows Trump voters trust Trump more than family and religious leaders, indictments have become a rallying factor
Despite former President Donald Trump being entangled in legal woes, the embattled presidential candidate currently holds a commanding lead in the early polls. As it turns out, voters have rallied around Trump because of the multiple indictments, according to new polling.
The survey of 2,061 Americans between Aug. 16 – 18, found that 70% feel things in America today are going “somewhat badly” or “very badly.”
On the topic of the 2020 election, 71% of GOP voters do not consider Joe Biden as the “legitimate” winner, according to a new CBS News poll released on Sunday.
When asked to describe the U.S. political system, 64% called it “dysfunctional” and 58% said it was “corrupt,” while only 14% called it “effective” and just 7% said it was “honest.”
According to the poll, Trump increased his lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over previous polls. Despite the four indictments against Trump, the poll found that 62% of likely Republican primary voters planned to support Trump versus 16% for DeSantis. All of the other GOP candidates are in single digits. In the same poll from June 11, Trump was at 61% and DeSantis was polling at 23%.
Of the potential voters, 38% say that the indictments are “politically motivated” against Trump, compared to 37% who say that Trump tried to overturn the 2020 election.
Trump supporters have an unwavering allegiance to him and trust him more than family, friends, and religious leaders, according to the poll.
Among Trump supporters, 71% feel what Trump tells them is “generally true,” showing more trust in the politician than family and friends (63%), conservative media figures (56%), and religious leaders (42%).
Among voters considering voting for Trump, they cite the reasons for supporting him as: “I think things were better under Trump” (99%), “he fights for people like me” (95%), and “I know him better than other candidates” (76%).
Trump decided to skip next week’s first Republican presidential primary debate; however, an overwhelming 73% of Republican voters say he should participate in the debate against his GOP competitors.
Regarding the first GOP presidential primary debate that takes place in Milwaukee on Wednesday, 91% of likely Republican primary voters said the candidates should make a case for themselves instead of highlighting Trump’s shortcomings.
Republican voters said the issues that are “very important” to them are: lower inflation (86%), reduce violent crime (83%), stop illegal immigration (81%), cut federal spending (74%), stand up to China (73%), stop teaching ‘woke’ ideas in schools (71%.), and lower taxes (67%).
The poll finds that likely Republican primary voters see Trump of having a 91% chance of possibly or definitely defeating Biden in the 2024 election, compared to DeSantis at 82%.
If Trump is not the Republican presidential candidate, 72% of likely Republican primary voters said they would want a candidate very similar or somewhat similar to Trump.
DeSantis has been the most attacked presidential candidate in the 2024 election – by far. DeSantis has been the target of $20,241,512 million in negative independent expenditures – a quarter of all independent expenditures in the 2024 election cycle. The Trump-supporting super PAC Make America Great Again Inc. spent $20,195,800 against DeSantis.
That Atlanta water leak…
Here is what they have done:
Water main “break” caused counting to stop and when counting was resumed witnesses were not present and Biden was ahead.
Trump pointed out this incident via Twitter and in trying to get Georgia politicians to do something about the vote.
Now they make the argument about a “water main break” and claim Donald Trump is lying.
Water main didn’t break, it was a urinal that overflowed, Trump is a liar.
TRUMP ALLEGES THEY USED WATER MAIN BREAK EXCUSE TO GET EVERYONE OUT SO THEY COULD PUSH BIDEN INTO THE LEAD
THE LEFT AND SOME REPUBLICANS CLAIM TRUMP IS LYING ABOUT WATER MAIN BREAK
THE LEFT AND SOME REPUBLICANS DO NO ADDRESS VOTE COUNTING, ONLY SAYING THERE WAS NO WATER MAIN BREAK
From WVLT-TV: Some ballots will not be counted until Wednesday in Georgia following water main break (This was reported by every news outlet)