Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis offered some of his harshest language yet about his rival Donald Trump, calling the former president someone who has “lost the zipper on his fastball.”
DaSantis, 45, took the attack from Trump’s wheelhouse. Trump, 77, regularly mocks 80-year-old Joe Biden as someone who has lost a step, mocks him for taking the “baby stairs” on Air Force One and points out that the President sometimes botched his stage directions.
He also took direct aim at one of the strange distractions from Trump’s speech on Monday in Derry, New Hampshire, when he told a crowd that it was more important to participate in poll-watching activities than to cast votes.
“And what Donald Trump is doing now is connected to the teleprompter.” “He can’t get off that teleprompter, every time he does he says things like ‘Don’t vote,'” DaSantis said during his campaign in New Hampshire .
Florida Republican presidential candidate Gov. Ron DeSantis attacked Donald Trump in New Hampshire, saying he “can’t get out of that teleprompter”
“He tells people not to vote as if we have all the votes we need.” Really? “Wait a minute, you lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016. You don’t have all the votes you need.”
Trump card told the crowd, ‘We have to be careful. You have to get out of there. You have to keep an eye on these voters. You don’t have to choose, don’t worry about choosing. The vote. We have lots of voices.
DeSantis, who is currently more than 40 points behind Trump USA Today/Suffolk He then said in a poll that his opponent was “different” than he was in the 2016 election, when he defeated Clinton in the Electoral College after a furious contest.
“And I think it’s just shown that this is a different Donald Trump than he was in 2015 and 2016. He’s lost the zipper on his fastball, has a sense of entitlement – all that stuff.” “Don’t think he’s like other people candidates must earn,” DeSantis said as his wife, Casey DeSantis, stood nearby.
DeSantis, who avoided direct attacks on Trump early in his campaign, said Tuesday that Trump had “lost the zipper on his fastball.”
Food for thought: DeSantis said Robert F. Kennedy Jr. “would be a vessel for anti-lockdown, anti-Fauci voters if Trump were the nominee”
DeSantis mentioned that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016. Trump defeated her in the Electoral College
Trump was back at a Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday after campaigning in New Hampshire on Monday
Trump has announced that he will skip the third presidential debate, which is taking place in Florida not far from his Mar-a-Lago residence.
“And that’s just not going to work in Iowa and New Hampshire.” And so, you know, how that came about with Iowa and New Hampshire along the way, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you: after being here, I’m glad that it works that way because I think you have to earn it. I think voters expect that. “That’s the first thing,” he said. Mediait reported.
He appeared alongside New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, who urged Republicans to support a candidate other than Trump.
“Second is, I think, Chris [Sununu] said, and I said, we need a candidate who can win the general election. “There are too many people who are simply not going to vote for Trump at this point,” is my view and I think Chris’s as well.”
Then he said there was “another wrinkle” when Robert F. Kennedy Jr. entered the race — and might get more votes from Trump than Biden after he defected to the Democratic Party and launched an independent candidacy.
“RFK Jr. will be a vessel for anti-lockdown and anti-Fauci voters if Trump is the nominee,” he said.
“If I’m the nominee, they all go to me because I stood up to Fauci,” he claimed. “I’m going to clear out CDC and all that.” It’s a big part of my platform. With Trump, however, he created Fauci, he elevated Fauci, he never fired him. He said he did everything right during the COVID crisis and claimed he saved 100 million lives, you know, with the mRNA vaccine and all that stuff.
“That’s why I think he’s going to hurt Trump a lot more than any other candidate. “And that makes the fight even tougher,” he said.
At his own events, Trump mocked DeSantis’ crowds, claimed he had saved his campaign for governor and said DeSantis’ campaign dropped like a dead bird.