DeSantis brands Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg a ‘threat to society’
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis slammed Manhattan prosecutor Alvin Bragg over the weekend as former President Trump continued to slip past him in the polls.
In his second speech to a New York City audience in six weeks, DeSantis said Bragg was “all about politics” and called him a “menace to society.”
DeSantis, speaking hours after a speech at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Nassau County, berated progressive prosecutors for working to keep criminals out of jail and downgrading crimes to misdemeanors.
Despite DeSantis’ visits to the North, a new poll by Yahoo News shows former President Donald Trump is now 26 points ahead of DeSantis, more than tripling his previous lead over the Florida leader since his indictment last week.
A post-indictment poll showed Trump ahead of DeSantis
Over the weekend, Ron DeSantis berated the progressive prosecutor for working to keep criminals out of jail and downgrading crimes to misdemeanors
Despite DeSantis’ visits to the north, a new Yahoo News poll shows former President Donald Trump is now 26 points ahead of DeSantis
During his last speech, DeSantis did not mention Trump by name, but instead called out Bragg for making “a weak indictment against a former President of the United States.”
“All this legal gymnastics to act like that is a crime — whereas almost every other time he’s trying to take the crimes and demote them,” he continued.
“This guy makes politics! He has an agenda – it’s not a rule of law,” said the governor, earning a standing ovation from his audience.
The governor went to great lengths to empower himself as he spoke of his record in Florida over the past four years.
“We have no leaks, we have no palace intrigues,” he said, possibly referencing the often chaotic affairs of the Trump administration.
“We’re just executing the agenda.”
Instead of focusing on Trump, an issue he must find a way to address should he ever officially announce his presidential candidacy, he spent most of his time pounding on President Joe Biden.
He called Biden “weak” and “wavering” and said he was “controlled by the left-wing elements of the Democratic Party.”
Dozens of Trump supporters lined the street in front of DeSantis’ speaking engagement, many waving “Trump 2024” signs and some holding “DeSantis 2028” placards.
‘I think that [the indictment] is totally fake. They just want to slow down [Trump] down,” said 60-year-old Rose Mui, adding, “I don’t really care about DeSantis.”
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been accused of conducting a political “witch hunt” against Trump
Regardless of Trump’s significant lead over DeSantis, the same poll shows voters are largely not in favor of Trump serving a second term if his impeachment results in a conviction, according to Yahoo Poll.
When asked, “If Donald Trump is convicted of a crime in this case, do you think he will be allowed to serve as president again in the future?” 52 percent said he shouldn’t.
Thirty-one percent of respondents said he should serve another term. That divide among Republicans was that 56 percent believed he should be president again, 24 percent believed he shouldn’t, and 20 percent wasn’t sure.
Donald Trump’s allies remain optimistic his impeachment has boosted his popularity as their research shows he’s winning the Republican leadership race.
A poll by Trump’s campaign team showed that 51 percent of Republicans see him as their preferred candidate for 2024 – and thus set him before his biggest threat, Ron DeSantis, who scored 21 percent.
The claim comes after Trump’s team yesterday claimed that more than $4 million was donated to his presidential campaign in the 24 hours after his indictment.
The former president faces 34 charges in connection with an alleged $130,000 hush money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
Trump’s team conducted a comprehensive poll test of 14 potential Republican candidates on Friday and Saturday — two days after his indictment.
While Trump and DeSantis came out on top in the most recent poll, ex-Vice President Mike Pence was third with six percent of the vote.
Nikki Haley finished fourth with four percent, while all other candidates each received two percent or less.
A general election test also put Trump ahead of Biden 47-43 — a number that has changed little since his team’s last poll in March.
Meanwhile, 47 percent of respondents said he would not get a fair trial in Manhattan.
Trump has repeatedly expressed concerns about being tried in the democratic state.
Trump was sensationally charged Thursday after a year-long investigation into the money paid to Daniels
Trump was sensationally charged Thursday after a year-long investigation into the money paid to Daniels.
He is due to be arrested on Tuesday and faces up to four years in prison if convicted.
It was a victory for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who re-heated the investigation and doggedly pursued the case.
But Trump and his family members have repeatedly accused Bragg of a politically charged “witch hunt” that will only make voters more sympathetic to the former president.
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