Ron DeSantis’ new book took the number-one spot on Amazon’s top 100 list after its release on Tuesday.
The book is viewed by many as a prelude to a 2024 Presidential bid against Donald Trump for the GOP nomination.
And Ron DeSantis told Fox News six words about Donald Trump attacking him that put jaws on the floor.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the most popular Republican elected official in America and will be a top contender for the GOP nomination if he decides to enter the race.
So far, DeSantis refuses to discuss his plans for 2024, instead focusing on carrying out his pro-freedom agenda during his second term.
Sources close to DeSantis say they expect him to run for President, but believe he is waiting until the legislative session ends in May to make his announcement.
Even though he is keeping his decision close to his chest, DeSantis is making all the moves that a potential contender would be making at this time.
He recently spoke to law-enforcement officers in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New York, and will soon head to Alabama, Texas, and other red states to headline fundraising dinners for the local Republican Party.
DeSantis also released his memoir, The Courage to be Free, on Tuesday and conducted a slew of media interviews to promote the book.
Fox News Channel’s Jesse Watters interviewed DeSantis Tuesday evening to discuss his book as well as his plans moving forward.
During the discussion, Watters asked DeSantis to respond to Donald Trump’s comments about him in recent weeks.
“I know you’ve heard what he said,” Watters said to DeSantis. “You can see this collision is coming, can’t you?”
DeSantis told Watters he was actually surprised by Trump’s attacks since they started after he “won a big victory” for the GOP.
“He used to say how great of a Governor I was,” DeSantis said. “And then I won a big victory and, all of a sudden, you know, he had different opinions,” DeSantis continued, before adding “so you can take that for what it’s worth.”
Instead of engaging with Donald Trump in back-and-forth, DeSantis only focused on his accomplishments as Governor.
“But at the end of the day, I think one of the reasons I’ve been successful as Governor is I don’t really pay attention to a lot of the background noise,” he said. “He’s obviously a big fish, but I get attacked all the time from every different angle and you either put points on the board or you don’t.”
DeSantis also appeared on Fox News host Brian Kilmeade’s radio program, the Brian Kilmeade Show, where he was also asked to comment on Donald Trump attacking him.
“He seems to be taking some shots at you,” Kilmeade said.
But once again, DeSantis refused to engage in back-and-forth name calling.
“I mean, look, it’s silly season,” DeSantis said. “He does his thing and it’s just – that’s kind of who he is.”
Instead, DeSantis actually mentioned Trump in a positive light.
“[Trump] can say what he wants about me – I always give him credit for the things that he did that were positive and I’m appreciative of a lot of the things that he did,” DeSantis said. “Doesn’t mean I agree with everything that he’s doing lately or whatever, but ultimately, it’s about delivering for the people you represent and delivering for the country,” he continued, before adding that “I wasn’t really into trying to, you know, throw pot shots at anybody.”
Ron DeSantis is choosing to take the high ground by not engaging in back-and-forth and instead focusing on delivering results for Floridians.
And that is exactly why he is considered a top contender for the GOP nomination.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.