Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis officially announced his attempt to win the GOP primary and immediately went after the frontrunner, President Donald Trump.
Before launching his campaign, DeSantis had been tiptoeing around Trump and refused to publicly criticize him.
However, the gloves now appear to be coming off as DeSantis seeks to challenge Trump for the nomination.
“I don’t know what happened to Donald Trump, he is a different guy today than when he was running in 2015 and 2016,” DeSantis said.
“You’ve got to know how to use your leverage to advance what you’re trying to accomplish.
“What I was able to bring to the governor’s office was an understanding of how a constitutional form of government operates, the various pressure points that exist, and the best way to leverage authority to achieve substantive policy victories.
“Presidents have not been willing to wield Article Two power to discipline the bureaucracy,” DeSantis said.
“I’ll come in and on day one we’ll be spitting nails.
Trump fired back with: “‘Rob’ DeSanctimonious and his poll numbers are dropping like a rock.
“I would almost be inclined to say these are record falls.
“The question is Rob just young and inexperienced and naive or more troubling, is he a fool who has no idea what the hell he’s doing?
“We already have one of those in office, we don’t need another one.
“We need MAGA.”
Today DeSantis tried to swipe Trump’s most famous line and put it to use but flubbed it badly.
DeSantis tried to use Trump’s “You’re fired” line from “The Apprentice.”
He didn’t quite pull it off, however.
He’s copied everything else about Trump, why not steal from The Apprentice: “If I’m president, if somebody like Fauci is in the govt, I will bring them in, and I will tell them two things:
You. Are fired.” pic.twitter.com/HLVEJxH59G
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) May 26, 2023