While former President Donald Trump officially announced on Tuesday night that he will be making his third White House run, he may have a competitor in the form of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Although DeSantis has not publicly expressed interest in a presidential run, Trump has taken several shots at the governor. However, DeSantis recently showed that won’t back down.
DeSantis brushes off attacks as “just noise”
According to Breitbart, the governor addressed Trump’s criticism while speaking at a press conference earlier in the day.
“One of the things I’ve learned like and learned in this job is when you’re doing, when you’re leading, when you’re getting things done, you take incoming fire, that’s just the nature of it,” DeSantis remarked.
“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 and it’s constantly attacking,” he continued.
“And this is just what’s happened. I don’t think any governor got attacked, more particularly, by corporate media than me over my four year term,” DeSantis added before dismissing attacks as “just noise.”
Governor touts big Republican wins in Florida
The governor then touted the “scoreboard” from last Tuesday’s election results, calling them “the greatest Republican victory in the history of the state of Florida.”
“And it wasn’t just the best governor victory, of course, it was that, but we swept in. We swept in super majorities in the Florida Legislature. We have 85 Republicans out of 120 in our state house, we’ve never had that many before,” he noted.
“We have 28 senators out of 40 that are Republicans — never had that many,” he declared before recounting conservative school board wins and the addition of four new Republican members to Florida’s House delegation.
“At the end of the day, I think people respond to the leadership,” the governor said of how voters judge candidates.
“They respond to the results, and so that’s why — even though I know anytime I do anything, you’re over the target, you know, you’re gonna face incoming — that’s just the nature of it,” DeSantis said.
“But that’s not ultimately what matters to people. What matters to people is are you standing up for them? Are you leading, and are you getting things done? And we are,” he declared.