Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) brushed off the latest criticisms and attacks directed his way by former President Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, during a news conference, DeSantis was asked about Trump’s criticisms regarding the governor’s approach to the pandemic. In response, DeSantis reminded the crowd that in 2022 he had managed to win reelection in Florida with the largest margin of any Republican Florida governor.
DeSantis added that as an elected executive his job is to make a number of different decisions and it is his job to try and steer the state in the direction he thinks is best. The people then get to decide whether or not he has performed his job well by reelecting him or not. He continued to say that in his case not only did he win the reelection, but he also won it with over 1.5 million votes more than his opponent.
In November, DeSantis beat former Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) with a 19-point margin which is the largest margin in a gubernatorial race in Florida in close to four decades.
Trump on the other hand lost his own reelection bid in 2020 and has now launched a third presidential campaign hoping to win back the White House. While DeSantis has not yet joined the presidential race, it is widely speculated that he will join. He is also considered one of the most challenging opponents that Trump would have to face in the Republican primary as of right now.