After being one of the lone bright spots of the Republican Party during last week's midterms, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis finally broke his silence and responded to former President Donald Trump's statements attacking DeSantis that drew the ire of many conservatives.
DeSantis was asked for his thoughts on Trump's "special announcement" slated for 9:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday night and his response to "some of the less than flattering comments" Trump made about him. The Florida Governor did respond, but he also took the high road.
"One of the things I've learned in this job is when you're leading, when you're getting things done, you take incoming fire," DeSantis explained. "That's just the nature of it. I roll out of bed in the morning, I've got corporate media outlets that have a spasm — just the fact that I'm getting up in the morning," DeSantis said, choosing not to fight fire with fire.
"I don't think any governor got attacked more, particularly by corporate media, than me over my four-year term," DeSantis stated. "And yet, I think what you learn is all that's just noise. Really what matters is, are you leading? Are you getting in front of issues? Are you delivering results for people? And are you standing up for folks?" DeSantis continued. "If you do that, then none of that stuff matters."
"That's what we've done," DeSantis said about his term as Florida Governor. "We focused on results and leadership."
"At the end of the day, I would just tell people to go check out the scoreboard from last Tuesday night," DeSantis quipped to applause from the crowd. "The fact of the matter is it was the greatest Republican victory in the history of the State of Florida."
DESANTIS RESPONDS TO TRUMP:
"All that's just noise...I would just tell people to go check out the scoreboard from last Tuesday night." pic.twitter.com/hDWeAm0pfM
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 15, 2022
This comes after a week where Donald Trump took several shots at DeSantis, including referring to him as "DeSanctimonious." Trump also claimed "people from badly run States up North would go [to Florida] no matter who the Governor was, just like I did."
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