During an interview with Yahoo News over the weekend, former President Donald Trump said he would defeat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in a 2024 presidential primary matchup.
“If I faced him, I’d beat him like I would beat everyone else,” Trump claimed. “I don’t think I will face him. I think most people would drop out, I think he would drop out.”
The comments from the former president come in response to a Western Conservative Summit straw poll which actually found that DeSantis was the preferred 2024 candidate over Trump.
Some Republicans were upset that Trump gave an interview with Yahoo News considering they are a left-leaning publication.
“Trump finds time to give an exclusive interview to liberal Yahoo,” whined Columnist Kurt Schlichter, on Twitter. “But Trump never finds time for an exclusive interview with any of the conservative media outlets except Fox, and then only occasionally. Extremely disappointing.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
DeSantis has seen his popularity surge with conservatives across the country as he has focused on governing and protecting the freedoms of Floridians amid the coronavirus pandemic. DeSantis has also been a key figure in taking on the Biden administration over a variety of issues, including illegal immigration.
DeSantis’ office announced the three actions last week in response to Biden’s border crisis:
First, Governor DeSantis has issued Executive Order 21-223 to prohibit all Florida agencies under the purview of the Governor from facilitating illegal immigration into Florida, unless otherwise required by federal or state law, and require the collection of information from state officials on the scope and costs of illegal immigration in Florida.
Second, Governor DeSantis announced the appointment of Larry Keefe, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, as Public Safety Czar to ensure the actions directed by the executive order are carried out.
DeSantis has been a thorn in the side of the Biden administration considering he has made it clear that he won’t comply with their far-left agenda. The Florida governor recently filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration for their “catch and release” policy.
“Since President Biden took office – which has been less than one year – the Border Patrol has released nearly a quarter-million illegal aliens into the United States,” DeSantis said. “This executive order makes it clear that Florida resources will not be used to prop up the failed open border agenda enacted by this administration”
“Further, I am proud to appoint Larry Keefe, the former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, to serve as Public Safety Czar as we take key steps to protect Florida taxpayers from bearing the burden of reckless immigration policies. We will continue to hold the federal government accountable for refusing to enforce the immigration laws of this country.”
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