Trump describes DeSantis as an 'absentee governor


Donald Trump criticized Ron DeSantis at one of his recent campaign tours by labeling him an "absentee” governor.
Former United States President Donald Trump, along with current Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and other constituents.Photo byTrump White House Archived / Flickr

Former United States President Donald Trump has openly criticized fellow GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, branding him an "absentee" governor.

Trump's comments responded to what he perceives as DeSantis straying from his gubernatorial duties to pursue ambitions beyond Florida.

The former president urged DeSantis to refocus on his responsibilities in Florida, emphasizing that the governor's initial campaign was centered around issues within the state and not a bid for the Presidency.

Trump's remarks reflect a growing rift between the two prominent figures within the Republican party.

This exchange of words follows DeSantis intensifying his criticisms of Trump, particularly addressing the former president's evaluations of his political endorsements.

The escalating tensions between the two GOP figures highlight the internal divisions within the party as they position themselves for the upcoming 2024 presidential race.

The former president is expected to make the political life of this Florida Governor challenging as both are likely to become competitors in the GOP presidential race.

Governor DeSantis, known for his pugilistic and anti-woke warrior toad persona, has gained popularity in Republican circles by leveraging a right-wing buzzword-driven meanness.

Trump's entry into the race poses a significant challenge for DeSantis, who has been positioning himself as a potential presidential candidate for the upcoming elections.

Governor DeSantis has made a name for himself by being a vocal opponent of the left and their ideologies due to his attacks on the Democrats and their policies, gaining support from many conservative voters looking for a strong and uncompromising leader.

Both candidates are known for their hardline conservative views, and their competition could be a defining moment for the future of the Republican Party.

Despite the recent sparring, Trump maintains a formidable lead in the 2024 Republican race, retaining significant support within the party.

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