The 2024 GOP Primary Is Just Getting Started & It's Already A Total Misery-- Especially For DeSantis
And Trump, Of Course... Will He Die From The Stress?
DeSantis was asked about his listless vessels remarks he made the other day about Trump supporters. It was quickly compared to Hillary’s “basket of deplorables” comment about Trump supporters in September, 2016. The following month, at a debate with Trump, Anderson Cooper asked her how she “can you unite a country if you've written off tens of millions of Americans?” She responded that “My argument is not with his supporters, it's with him and the hateful, divisive campaign he has run.”
What DeSantis said on Friday was “The movement has got to be about what are you trying to achieve on behalf of the American people. And that’s got to be based in principle because if you’re not rooted in principle, if all we are is listless vessels that are just supposed to follow whatever happens to come down the pike on Truth Social every morning, that’s not going to be a durable movement.”
Yesterday he was asked about it during an interview on Fox. He deflected the slur against the MAGAts by claiming he was talking about Trump’s congressional supporters not the grassroots suckers who support Trump. He claimed that the dozens of Members of Congress who back Trump— including most of the Florida delegation— are dazzled by “entertainment” and “personality” and not thinking about policy. When you're squirming to explain yourself, you're losing.
He whined on Fox that he thinks “what you’ve had, the people in Congress that I was referring to that have attacked me and tried to say somehow that I was a RINO, they’re putting entertainment and personality over principle.” Presumably he was especially referring to the Trump posse that will be defending Trump in the Spin Room tomorrow: Marjorie Traitor Greene (R-GA), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Carlos Gimenez (R-FL). Other Members of Congress who DeSantis insulted include Floridians Gus Bilirakis, Vern Buchanan, Anna Paulina Luna, Brian Mast, Cory Mills, GregSteube, Michael Walz and Daniel Webster. He was also insulting nation luminaries like Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Richard Hudson (R-NC), Tony Jackson (R-TX), Mark Green (R-TN), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Scott Perry (R-PA), George Santos (R-NY), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), and Gym Jordan (R-OH), to name just a few.
Meanwhile, in the Fulton County case, Trump agreed to turn himself in on Thursday and his lawyers ok-ed a $200,000 bond. The bond agreement includes “a provision that they ‘shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him or her to be a codefendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice.’ Trump's bond agreement says that includes ‘no direct or indirect threat’ against codefendants or witnesses. ‘The above shall include, but are not limited to, posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another individual on social media,’ his agreement says. All defendants are also prohibited from communicating about the facts of the case with codefendants, except through counsel.”