Republican Party Gets Into Ugly War With Themselves

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( – The tension in the GOP is rising as many have to pick a side in the race between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Many of the GOP’s biggest names are still expected to pick sides in a battle that could result in a new MAGA era.

DeSantis, 44, bragged that his presidential campaign launch on Wednesday “broke” Twitter Spaces. The Republican candidate was scheduled to make his announcement in front of an online audience during a discussion with Twitter CEO Elon Musk. However, the live stream was unsuccessful because of technical issues, which had been blamed on the large number of people who joined to watch the stream. In his campaign announcement, DeSantis claimed that it was time for the Republican party to move away from the culture of losing races that have overtaken them in recent years.

Trump, 76, is currently the frontrunner for the GOP nomination according to all primary polls conducted before DeSantis’ official campaign announcement. The former President has repeatedly slammed DeSantis in recent weeks, and criticized the Florida governor’s campaign launch stating it was “disastrous.” Other criticisms Trump has made include that DeSantis’s COVID-era policies were inferior to those enacted in New York and by former Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Many Republican governors have been pushing for DeSantis to start fighting back against Trump’s attacks, which is something that DeSantis appears to be much more willing to do now that he has officially joined the race. On Thursday, DeSantis argued that the Trump camp was placing all of its attention on him because they knew that he could win the race and that he was the biggest political threat.

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