DeSantis tells interviewer that is Trump "moving to the left"

 May 27, 2023

The Republican Party's 2024 presidential primary race kicked into high gear this week after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his candidacy.

According to the New York Post, things quickly heated up when DeSantis accused former President Donald Trump of abandoning the GOP's principles. 

DeSantis says Trump is "moving to the left"

The Florida governor alleged during an interview with "Good Morning NH" on Thursday that Trump is "moving to the left."

DeSantis pointed to Trump "opposing an immigration amnesty that he supported when he was president for illegal aliens," adding, "And I did oppose it because I don’t support amnesty."

"He also attacked me for voting against one of the bloated omnibus spending bills that he supported as president. And I agree — I don’t think you should do those bloated bills," the governor continued.

"We’re $31 trillion in debt — and he added almost $8 trillion in debt in just four years as president," DeSantis complained.

"I’m more likely to win the election"

"So I think the attacks that he’s doing, honestly, show that I was right on those issues and he wasn’t," the candidate insisted.

When the governor was also asked to explain why Trump is "really fixated on attacking" on attacking him, DeSantis argued it comes down to him posing a threat.

"I think a lot of what he’s doing is showing everybody that he understands that I’ve got a good chance to beat him," DeSantis said. "Because he doesn’t criticize anybody else now, it’s only me."

"They wouldn’t do that if they didn’t think that I had a chance, because I think they realize I am offering folks a record of achievement that’s second to none. They know that I’m more likely to win the election," he continued.

DeSantis points to the fact that Trump can only serve one term

What's more, DeSantis pointed to the fact that Trump is constitutionally prohibited from seeking another term in office.

"I think the country is on the wrong track," DeSantis explained and added that he believes America has reached an "inflection point."

"And so who is going to be the leader to be able to win the election … and then get in and implement the type of policies that are gonna get the country back on track?" he asked.

"I don’t think you can handle all of these issues that we’re going to need to do … without two terms. I think you need to be able to serve two terms. I think that’s very important," DeSantis concluded.

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