Trump Accuses DeSantis of Using Alcohol to Groom Teenagers – Watch
Trump has proven the lengths to which he will go against those who oppose him, and DeSantis is beginning to feel the pain.
The former president promoted claims on social media Tuesday that accused the Florida governor of grooming underage girls with alcohol.
DeSantis just won reelection in Florida with a historic 19.4-point blowout. But Trump claimed last week that DeSantis “begged” him for an endorsement in 2018 and that “there were tears coming down from his eyes.”
And this week Trump showed an old photograph of someone that is alleged to be DeSantis standing next to several women at a party who looks to be about the same age.
“Here is Ron DeSanctimonious grooming high school girls with alcohol as a teacher,” the post claimed.
Trump promoted the post on his social media channel, writing: “That’s not Ron, is it? He would never do such a thing!”
The New York Times previously wrote that the photo was published by a blog run by a Democrat super PAC and that two former female students said parties that DeSantis attended “took place after” they had graduated.
But Trump, who was friends with Jeff Epstein, suggests DeSantis is a groomer.
Trump has claimed credit for the success that DeSantis had had, he also called the governor a “globalist” who would be “very disloyal” to mount a 2024 presidential bid.
DeSantis continues to appear unfazed by the attacks.
Trump also went after the governor’s response to the pandemic even though most view Florida as a model state. “Ron DeSanctimonious” did “FAR WORSE than many other Republican governors, including that he unapologetically shut down Florida,” Trump claimed in one social media post.
“I roll out of bed, I have people attacking me from all angles. It’s been happening for many, many years,” DeSantis said, adding that “in a crisis situation like COVID, the good thing about it is when you’re an elected executive, you have to make all kinds of decisions, you’ve got to steer that ship.”
“And the good thing is, is that the people are able to render a judgment on that, whether they reelect you or not,” DeSantis said. “And I’m happy to say, you know, in my case, not only did we win re-election, we won with the highest percentage of the vote that any Republican governor candidate has in the history of the state of Florida.”
“We won by the largest raw vote margin, over 1.5 million votes, than any governor candidate has ever had in Florida history. And in fact, we almost doubled the previous record, which I think was like 780,000 vote margin,” DeSantis added. “And so what I would just say is, that verdict has been rendered by the people of the state of Florida.”
Trump, who was friends with Jeff Epstein, suggests DeSantis is a groomer.
He will lose to Biden at this rate. His campaign is fundamentally unserious and based on his insecurities.
Trump’s isn’t driving the movement—he’s just constantly reacting to and whining about DeSantis. pic.twitter.com/2FvZsS0198
— Pedro L. Gonzalez (@emeriticus) February 7, 2023