DONALD TRUMP SAYS DESANTIS ‘HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ISRAEL’ OR THE ‘U.S. EMBASSY’
After the Florida governor made remarks in Israel on Sunday, capping off his international “world tour” of other nations ahead of what many believe could be a 2024 presidential campaign, Donald Trump criticized Ron DeSantis (R).
“DeSanctimonious had nothing to do with Israel, or the moving of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “Never so much as mentioned it to me—It was the last thing on his mind.”
The president’s words follow those made by Governor DeSantis in Jerusalem last week, where he praised his support for the Holy Land despite his assertion that he is“not” yet a candidate for the 2024 presidency.
The courageous decision by the Trump administration to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem was discussed by Governor DeSantis. In a story from Axios, they said:
“DeSantis presented the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as his own achievement, saying he worked to ‘cajole’ the former president to make the move. He didn’t mention former President Trump by name.”
Trump reacted to this news, commenting, “DeSanctus wasn’t even Governor yet (It was December 6, 2017), and I barely knew him—He has turned out to be a total flameout!”
He added, “This is the kind of disinformation I thought only the Democrats would put out. No wonder DeSanctus is dropping like a rock in the Polls. Terrible!”
Fox News revealed that DeSantis’s speech in Jerusalem emphasized the importance of U.S. and Israel relations, calling Israel “one of America’s most values and trusted allies.”
DeSantis did acknowledge President Trump’s move to hold Iran accountable during his presidency. Per Fox, DeSantis stated, “During the previous administration — the Trump administration — Iran was on the ropes. Iran was in dire straits because there was an effort to hold them accountable.”
After the Florida legislative session ends in May, it is generally anticipated that Governor DeSantis will declare his candidacy for president in 2024. RSBN previously reported that Senate Bill 7050, which includes an amendment to ban “Resign to Run” in the Sunshine State, recently passed in Florida. The way would be open for DeSantis to run if it passes the House and is sent to the governor’s desk.