“We’ll handle it.” That was my first thought after I read those words. It was about the 2016 Republican presidential primaries and Donald Trump’s politics for personal destruction against the 16 other candidates.
It looks like business as usual for The Donald if Ron DeSantis is elected in 2024. “Ron DeSanctimonious”, “Lyin’ Ted” and “Little Marco” won’t be there.
During an interview on “The Water Cooler”, Trump discussed the possibility that DeSantis might enter the race. He stated that if he does, “We’ll handle it.” While noting (warning), DeSantis’s entry will be handled the same way he normally deals with things.
Did Trump ever say anything about “laying out the case, and letting voters decide”? There is not a single word.
As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, Trump seemed to feel threatened by DeSantis’ popularity, and he did what he always do: he sophomorically called Ron DeSantimonious, arguably America’s most popular governor.
Trump attempted to claim credit for DeSantis’s win as a governor in 2018, just like he did on other occasions. Rick Scott. Trump endorsed DeSantis in 2022 after taking a break from his attacks on the governor less than 24 hours after the “Ron DeSanctimonious” blast. This ended months of speculation about whether or not he would do so.
Trump was at his Trumpian peak during the interview with Brody
He was elected. I heard he could run against me so we’ll deal with that as well.
Correction: DeSantis will enter the race if he feels he has the best chance of winning the White House. He won’t be “running against” anyone. Donald, the Democrat nominee in 2020, is the “running against” part.
Trump: “I got [DeSantis] elected, pure and simple … Now I hear he might want to run against me, so we’ll handle that the way I handle things.”
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 18, 2023
“We are at the brink of a civil war within the Republican Party.”
It is unclear whether DeSantis will run for the election. Trump is scathing about polls that show he would lose to DeSantis, even though the governor has not spoken out on his plans. GOP donor Dan Eberhart (a DeSantis supporter) predicted that there would be a civil war within Republican Party if DeSantis ran.
Trump is becoming more afraid of DeSantis rising and being exiled by the Republican Party. Trump will not allow DeSantis to take his throne. We are at the brink of a civil war within the Republican Party.
There is no doubt. If such a war occurs, however, the Democrat Party will remain the only beneficiary.
As I have written many times before, I will vote for the Republican nominee. However, I hope and will cross my fingers that the candidate most capable of retaking the White House wins.