On Thursday (June 22), Florida Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Ron DeSantis described former President Donald Trump as “full of it,” failing to confirm if he would back the former President if he were to win the 2024 Republican nomination.
DeSantis made the remarks at an address in Tampa, Florida, accusing Trump of backtracking in his precious praise for the Sunshine State’s handling of the pandemic.
According to recent polls, Trump is currently the top contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. He has a substantial lead over his closest rival, DeSantis. This could lead to a potential rematch between Trump and President Joe Biden, who announced his bid for a second term in April.
In response to a question about whether he’d be willing to support Trump if he wins the GOP nomination, DeSantis chose to tiptoe, refusing to make an outright affirmation or denial.
Instead, the Florida Governor said, “What I would say is this: When you are saying [former New York Governor Andrew] Cuomo did better on pandemic than Florida did, you are revealing yourself to just be full of it.”
DeSantis’s comments were a reference to Trump’s recent critical view of Florida.
The Florida Governor suggested that “Nobody believes that” because “in 2020 and 2021… [Trump] was praising Florida,” lauding the state for being “open” and doing far better “than New York and Michigan.”
“Now all of a sudden his tune is changing,” DeSantis claimed, questioning whether people “find it credible?”
He added that Trump was making “frivolous criticisms.”