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DeSantis Swipes At Trump, Suggests Former Prez To Blame For Mediocre Midterms

DeSantis compared Trump to corporate media outlets, and said any attacks were “just noise.”

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Ron DeSantis has responded to attacks from 45th President Donald Trump by telling people to “check out the scoreboard from last Tuesday night,” adding that he is taking “incoming fire” because he is “leading.”

DeSantis was asked on Tuesday by a reporter as to his thoughts on the upcoming announcement from Trump, along with “some of the less than flattering comments” Trump had made about him, including labelling him as “Ron DeSanctimonious” at a rally in Pennsylvania earlier this month.

DeSantis made the remarks only hours before Trump officially announced his campaign for president in 2024 from his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.

DeSantis refused to answer the question directly, instead pointing to the attacks he receives “particularly by corporate media” outlets, when he is “leading” and getting things done. “You take incoming fire. That’s just the nature of it,” he said. “I don’t think any governor got attacked more, particularly by corporate media, than me, over my four year term.”

He said that any such attacks on him were “just noise,” and that if you’re “delivering results for people” then “none of that stuff matters.”

“We’ve focused on results and leadership and at the end of the day, I would just tell people to go check out the scoreboard from last Tuesday night. The fact of the matter is it was the greatest Republican victory in the history of the state of Florida.”

While DeSantis pointed to the Republican “victory” in Florida as evidence of his success, Trump previously highlighted that in the 2020 presidential elections, he received 1.1 million more votes as president thatn DeSantis did in his re-election campaign for governor.

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The 45th President also noted that Republicans “from badly run States up North” are flocking to Florida, pushing the demographics further in the GOP advantage. He further argued that Rupert Murdoch controlled outlets, including Fox, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post have gone “all in” for DeSantis, comparing it to the “media assault” against him seen in 2015 and 2016.

Rather than blaming Trump for the failure to win the Senate in the midterm elections, like Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears is doing, voters seem to be turning their ire towards Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, with a new poll showing 93% of voters do not view him favorably, his lowest ever result.

Senator Ted Cruz lambasted McConnell for losing what “should have been a fundamental landslide election,” citing his withdrawal of funding from Blake Masters in the crucial Arizona Senate race.

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Jack Hadfield is the Associate Editor at Valiant News. An investigative reporter from the UK, and the director and presenter of "Destination Dover: Migrants in the Channel, his work has appeared in such sites as Breitbart and The Political Insider. You can follow him on Gab @JH, on Telegram @JackHadders, or see his other social media by visiting jackhadfield.co.uk.

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27 Comments

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    graceythecat

    November 16, 2022 at 10:35 am

    you got to vote Republican to remove the commie democrat pedophiles and unlike the commie democrats Trump can’t vote for you.

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      Ruby Nesbit

      November 17, 2022 at 3:15 pm

      𝐈’𝐦 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 $𝟔𝟎𝐤/𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 , 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲. 𝐈 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞,
      , 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:)
      𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐧.… 𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗝𝗼𝗯𝟮𝟰𝟳.𝗰𝗼𝗺

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        Rose

        November 18, 2022 at 5:54 pm

        Trump and Desantis should not be taking swiped at feach other. each should point out what they would do to improve the country instead of helping the domocrats use division of the party to their advantage. Both have valid solutions. I was already turned off when Trump started in on Desantis, now Desentis starts it as well. We need party unity and may the best man win.

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    Steve L Sparks

    November 16, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Screw DeSantis

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      Thomas

      November 16, 2022 at 11:58 am

      Why

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        Steve L Sparks

        November 19, 2022 at 12:06 pm

        Why not?

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    Deplorable

    November 16, 2022 at 11:59 am

    DeSantis is part of the Bush cartel & Ken Griffith a BIG hedge fund Globalist along with the Bush’s & “Never Trumpers” Deep State Globalists are funding his campaign to run for POTUS! Remember, DeSantis may be a decent Gov., but his stripes could easily change as POTUS to appease his money backers. Remember “One Hand Must Shake The Other Hand”…… Just say’n……

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      Millie

      November 16, 2022 at 4:18 pm

      You are totally right. De Santis is ‘playing the part’ I really believe he would be sucked into the ‘ deep state’ if POTUS.
      Ok trump can be mean spirited bla bla bla. But most of time he’s RIGHT! But more IMPORTANTLY he speaks from
      the heart and has the average Americans back! He’s not trying to accumulate more WEALTH like 90% of DC and he’s certainly not trying to win DC ‘friends’

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      Pappy Nitram

      November 19, 2022 at 3:24 pm

      @Deplorable: Nice try snowflake. It’s obvious you do not live in Florida. I’m thinking you’re probably a Democrat plant trying to further divide the GOP. Nice try but we’re on to ya. It really pisses you off that DeSantis is the bright and shining star along with Kari Lake, Lee Zeldin and some of those young Conservative’s who will weed out the old relics like the Mc’s, Graham, Werkowski, Collins and put them out to pasture where they belong. We’re on to ya so begone troll.

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        Coco

        November 19, 2022 at 4:02 pm

        DeSantis will not even come close to Trumps support. the country wants Trump back.

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    Gary

    November 16, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    Wow, this is all bullsh*t HYPE to try to divide the GOP. Trump’s comment was mild and could have been a joke. Desantis response was pretty mild too and didn’t point to any animosity.

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      KC Randy

      November 16, 2022 at 1:04 pm

      I’m sick of manufactured division like this also. Trying to make something out of nothing. Totally a clickbait headline. And just when I thought I’d found a decent news source.

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    Liz

    November 16, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    Trump/Desantis ticket would blow the libs off the map. That’s how we WIN.

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      Leona Elbaum

      November 16, 2022 at 2:23 pm

      I agree with you 100%.

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    marlene

    November 16, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    DeSantis belongs in Florida.  I would never vote him into the White House, or for any political position outside of Florida. Remember the Peter Principle.  He has a lot of support in Florida, but in DC he could never do what Trump can and will do.  The best Governor does not make the best president.  Trump is the best President we’ve had and we need him now.

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    trucker

    November 16, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    I think Trump and Desantis should quit this bickering and let Trump run for president and Desantis take care of Fl. for the next 4 years then he can run for a 2-year position and then run for the big house but for now take care of Florida we need him here

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    marlene

    November 16, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    But that’s how Florida loses. DeSantis belong in Florida, not the White House. A VP doesn’t have the power to do for Florida what a governor has and DeSantis could never do for the country what Trump can, and did. Between now an 2024 we will see a dark side of DeSantis. He already responded to Trump. This diatribe wasn’t necessary.

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    alan

    November 16, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    If Desantis runs for Pres, then Florida returns to democrat control. DeSantis is needed as a governor and he needs to be a beacon for other governors at this time. He can run for president later. However, all this news is bee Ess because NOTHING CHANGES IF THE VOTER FRAUD INST FIXED. Kari Lake’s election is a shining example of fraud, so is all of Arizona. In Texas, we have documented fraud in Dallas and Houston. In Michigan, there is over the top fraud. When are people going to wake up. If this Desantis/Trump rivalry isn’t theater, DeSantis needs to wake up and smell the coffee because why try ti get DeSantis out of Florida?

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    Joleen Worden

    November 16, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    The record that should be checked is the one Trump had for his entire Presidency despite a constant attack from the Media, the RINOS, and of course lying Democrats. He accomplished hundreds of great things for the citizens of this country, kept his promises, and worked 12 hour days to make it happen. If people cannot remember why Trump deserves a second term to finish his good policies, they do not care about our future. Trump will finish the wall and keep us safe.

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    George Soros is Dead in Head

    November 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    “….losing what “should have been a fundamental landslide election,” citing his withdrawal of funding from Blake Masters in the crucial Arizona Senate race.”

    Cruz could not be more wrong. Masters could have spent a bazillion dollars and lost. Fraud in AZ rules all. Don’t you get it even yet Ted?

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    free

    November 16, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    This so -called conservative media is FAKE NEWS. Desantis just called for a de-esclation of the media bee Ess

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    OlimpiaBailey

    November 17, 2022 at 11:21 am

    I get paid more than $90 to $100 per hour for working online. I heard about this job 3 months ago and after joining this I have earned easily $21k from this without having online working skills . Simply give it a shot on the accompanying site…

    Here is I started……….>>> 𝐖𝐰𝐰.𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫𝟏.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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    FTC

    November 17, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    TRUMP / DESANTIS 2024 , OR SOONER !!

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    CharlieSeattle

    November 19, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    Click Bait article.

    Trump does not need billionaire elites. That is why the hate him!

    DeSantis did not attack Trump as you said, Jack Hadfield

    YOU LIED! WHO IS PAYING YOU TO SLANDER TRUMP?

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    Gloria Windham

    November 19, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Just remember someone will have to provide money for DeSantis. So he will owe them!!! Trump can’t e bought!!!!

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    Ted Weiland

    November 19, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    While arguably head and shoulders better than anyone else out there, Ron DeSantis can no more save America from brink of destruction than can Donald Trump – especially if America is already in God’s sights for judgment.

    “[T]hey measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” (2 Corinthians 10:12)

    How much better someone is than the rest of the pack is tragically the only measure Americans have been left with since the constitutional framers in Article 6 banned Christian tests and thereby mandatory biblical qualifications for civil leaders.

    America doesn’t need “better thans,” she needs biblically qualified men of God who will exclusively govern by His moral laws, like those King Jehoshaphat appointed as judges. That not even one constitutional framer contended for Yahweh, as did King Jehoshaphat, speaks volumes about the framers’ disregard for Him and His law system:

    “And he [King Jehoshaphat] set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city, and said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for Yahweh, who is with you in the judgment…. And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of Yahweh, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.” (2 Chronicles 19:5-9)

    The civil leaders the Apostle Paul depicts in Romans 13:1-7 are the same caliber of men as Jehoshaphat appointed – biblically qualified men of God who are a “continual” (Verse 6) blessing to the righteous and perpetual terror to the wicked (Verses 3 & 4), righteous and wicked as can only be determined by God.

    America is devoid of such men thanks to Article 6’s religious test ban.

    For more, see free online book “The Romans 13 Template for Biblical Dominion: Ten Reasons Why Romans 13 is Not About Secular Government” at Bible versus Constitution dot org. Go to our Online Book page and scroll down to title.

    For more regarding Article 6’s Christian test ban, see Chapter 9 “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land” of free online book “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on the top entry on our Online Book page and scroll down to Chapter 9.

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    TRUMP / DESANTIS 2024 OR SOONER

    November 20, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Man the Photo looks like Ron is in Vegas singing like Dean Martin , Sinatra , or Bobby Darin !!

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