People tried to revive rumors that there was a rift between President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after Trump made a joke this week at a rally where he called the Governor ‘Ron DeSanctimonious’.
Across the country and particularly in Florida, Democrat operatives have tried to sow discord among the Republican base by hyping a buddy rivalry between Trump and DeSantis.
Publicly, both have been friendly towards each other and DeSantis has allayed concerns that he would run for President in 2024.
When Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist pressed DeSantis on the issue during their pre-election debate, DeSantis said that the only ‘old donkey’ he was trying to ‘put out to pasture’ was Crist.
Today, President Trump revealed who he was voting for in the midterm elections, saying that he would vote for DeSantis and that it should be an “exciting day” for Republicans.
FOX News Reports–
Former President Donald Trump confirmed that he cast a vote for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, saying Election Day was going to be a “very exciting day” for Republicans.
Trump cast his vote in Palm Beach, Florida, alongside his wife, Melania. He went on to say that he hopes Republicans can win Congress to start tackling crime across the country and “keep taxes low.” Republicans are widely expected to take the House of Representatives, but control of the Senate remains a toss-up.
“I think we’re gonna have a great night. I think it’s gonna be great to the country. It’s an honor to be here. They’ve done a fantastic job, but I think we’re gonna have a very big night, and it’s gonna be very exciting,” Trump told reporters gathered outside the polling place.
Republicans across the country centered their campaigns around the economy, inflation and rising crime, leading to a significant advantage in polls just before Election Day.