Trump Takes Aim At DeSantis Over 2024

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Saturday (January 28), former President Donald Trump hit the campaign trail for the third time.

Trump made stops in Salem, New Hampshire, and Columbia, South Carolina. The former President gaggled with reporters in between his many stops, at one point describing his one-time ally, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), as “very disloyal” for failing to decline a 2024 Presidential bid.

The former President also addressed several hot-button topics, including the beating of Black American motorist Tyre Nichols.

Police body camera footage shows that Nichols endured a three-minute beating at the hands of five police officers.

Trump also discussed the Presidential bids — or potential bids — of former Secretary of State Nikki Haley and DeSantis.

The former President seemed most fixated on DeSantis’ potential bid.
He reiterated his claims that DeSantis would not have been governor if it wasn’t for Trump’s intervention.

The former President told reporters, “when I hear he might run, you know, I consider that very disloyal.”

The former President also spoke about former Vice President Mike Pence, expressing frustration that Pence didn’t side with Trump and his allies in 2020, but added, “I don’t think he ever did anything knowingly wrong or corrupt.”

In regards to Nichols, Trump expressed conditional outage, saying, “Unless there’s something that isn’t shown, it would certainly be a terrible thing that they did.”

He also described the video as “graphic.”

When discussing Haley’s bid, he pointed out how she called to ask for his permission to enter the race, which he commended.