Donald Trump defeated Nikki Haley on Tuesday in New Hampshire by just over ten points.
Increasingly Republican officials are starting to consolidate around Donald Trump now that DeSantis and Ramaswamy are out of the race.
But Donald Trump shook his head in disbelief after Ron DeSantis fired off this warning to Republicans about the November election.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ended his 2024 bid for the White House on Sunday in a video announcement on social media where he endorsed Donald Trump over RINO Nikki Haley.
On Tuesday, DeSantis appeared for an interview on The Steve Deace Show with Iowa conservative radio host Steve Deace.
Deace endorsed DeSantis and was one of his biggest supporters in the Hawkeye State.
Even though DeSantis endorsed Trump on Sunday, he sang a different tune about the former President during his interview with Deace.
“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may have endorsed Donald Trump for president on Sunday, but now he’s sounding alarm bells about the ex-president’s chances in November,” POLITICO reported. “Speaking to conservative radio host Steve Deace in his first interview since dropping out of the Republican primary, DeSantis bemoaned news stories published this week that said Trump was bleeding out centrist voters and traditional Republicans who previously voted for him.”
During the interview, DeSantis fired off a warning to Republicans about a Trump vs. Biden rematch in November.
“I think that was part of the reason the turnout was low [in Iowa], because people had been told it’s a fait accompli,” DeSantis said. “Trump’s up so much in the polls, he’s got the nomination.”
“It’s a huge warning sign for Republicans nationally, based on what we saw in Iowa,” DeSantis told Deace. “So, he’s got to figure out a way to solve that,” he continued, before adding “I think there’s an enthusiasm problem overall.”
DeSantis also took a swipe at Donald Trump over the way he managed the COVID pandemic.
“This was one of the biggest events in our life,” DeSantis said. “And yet we had one candidate who was the President at the start of it, and when he’d get interviewed, no one would even ask him questions about it!”
But the Florida Governor also expressed his disgust with Republicans in Congress over their “failure theater.”
“I would always ask audiences, ‘Republicans took the House in 2022, have you noticed a difference in anything that’s happening?’” DeSantis recalled, before adding that “I never had anyone raise their hand and say things are better as a result.”
Deace wanted to know if DeSantis would run for President again in 2028 since his term as Governor ends in 2026.
But DeSantis is too concerned about the 2024 election to think much about 2028.
“We’ll see what kind, if we have a country left by 2028,” he said in response to running for President.
“I viewed 2024 as really a hinge point in American history, and if we don’t get it right, I don’t know what it’s going to look like in the future,” he concluded.
DeSantis is right about the importance of defeating Joe Biden in November.
America more than likely cannot survive another four years of Joe Biden in the Oval Office.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.