“I got 1.1 Million more votes in Florida than Ron D got this year, 5.7 Million to 4.6 Million,” Trump posted on Truth Social.
- President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday explained why it’s a strategic mistake for Republicans to push another contender for the Party’s 2024 presidential nomination: he’s got an exponentially bigger base of supporters.
- As mainstream news outlets, including Fox News, work tirelessly to sour the American right’s opinion of Trump, the 45th president took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to remind the GOP that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) monumental gubernatorial victory over Democratic opponent Charlie Crist still earned more than a million votes less than he earned in the Sunshine State in 2020.
- “Now that the Election in Florida is over, and everything went quite well, shouldn’t it be said that in 2020, I got 1.1 Million more votes in Florida than Ron D got this year, 5.7 Million to 4.6 Million? Just asking?” Trump asked his Truth Social followers.
- DeSantis’ popularity and likelihood of picking up tens of millions of votes should he run for president in 2024 are undeniable, but so is the sheer size of Trump’s much larger base, apparent at any MAGA rally.
- For example, about 2,000 people showed up for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reelection rally in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Saturday. By comparison, Trump announced, unchallenged by mainstream media, that there were “tens of thousands” in attendance at his Pennsylvania rally.
- If the Republican candidate with the largest base has the best chance of beating a Democrat opponent, then Trump is the GOP’s best shot at winning the 2024 presidency. And if that’s true, then to platform a contender with a smaller base like DeSantis is to undermine Republican control of the White House in two years.
WHY DOES FOX NEWS SOUND LIKE NEW YORK TIMES?:
- Far-left New York Times ran an opinion piece in Mar 2022 titled “Republicans Need a New Leader. They’re Looking to Florida.” The Piece argued that Gov. Ron DeSantis “is the new Republican Party,” despite DeSantis lacking a support base anywhere near the size of Trump’s.
- On Wednesday, Fox News ran an opinion piece titled “Ron DeSantis is the new Republican Party leader,” a carbon copy of the above NYT quote.
REPUBLICAN VOTERS WEIGH IN:
- “One thing I’ve learned about politics is that loyalty is everything,” former state congressional candidate from Palm Beach Tim Sharp told The Epoch Times. “I just think we’re starting to see a narrative that this is Ron DeSantis’ party and all the midterm losses are being blamed on Trump. I view this as part of the establishment plan to remove Trump’s viability in 2024.”
- “I think the establishment really wants that,” said Santiago Avila of Deltona Avila, though he also thought Trump “got a little desperate in buying into those rumors because he took an unnecessary jab” at DeSantis.
- “They’re trying to divide us,” former lifelong Democrat Tia Bess of Clay County argued. “Governor DeSantis earned my vote,” she said, adding that the establishment would throw him “under the bus to get rid of Trump.”
- The New York Times is owned and therefore controlled by financial asset manager BlackRock, which is partnered with the globalist ‘Great Reset’ agenda-pushing World Economic Forum (WEF).
- Fox News is owned by News Corp, which in turn is also owned by BlackRock.
- The WEF says that its partners, like BlackRock, “are the driving force behind the Forum’s programmes,” which could explain why both NYT and Fox are opposed to an anti-globalist like Trump.
- “Globalization has made the financial elites who donate to politicians very wealthy, but it’s left millions and millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache—and our towns and cities with empty factories and plants,” President Trump stated the day he signed an executive order to expand “Made in America” production in Aug 2020.
- “We’re fighting for Main Street, not Wall Street. We have rejected globalism and embraced patriotism,” he said.