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Nancy Smith

Ron DeSantis Stands Tall for President Trump

September 27, 2019 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump
Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump

Sometimes it isn't about the money. Gov. Ron DeSantis' announcement Thursday that he is raising money to back President Donald Trump against an impeachment coup is more about the Florida governor's vote of confidence in the president than it is about any amount of cash he can raise. Trust me on that.

DeSantis, only nine months in office, is riding high right now. His popularity has never been greater. He told the world Thursday morning he was getting involved on behalf of the Republican Party of Florida. That's a message for Republicans to follow his lead. And a message to Republicans  "wussing" over where to stand going into an election year.

The point is, there's probably no one in Florida right now more capable than DeSantis of stopping the bleeding in the public arena or in the president's reelection campaign.

“As governor of Florida, I want the president to know that we have his back in this fight 100 percent, so today I’m issuing the Presidential Protection Fund to fight back against this disgusting attempt to overturn a legitimate U.S. election,” DeSantis wrote in an email Thursday.

Trump faces allegations he tried to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to help in the 2020 election. It all follows a complaint filed by an intelligence officer, who alleges Trump asked Zelensky in a telephone call to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“When I served in Congress, I fought back against the Democrats’ witch hunts every single day. I REFUSE to let them overturn the 2016 election and erase your vote from history,” wrote DeSantis to the people of Florida. “Now that Democrats are officially moving to impeach our duly elected president, my duty to protect him isn’t over.”

DeSantis said Democrats are trying to avoid an election

Trump's support for DeSantis' gubernatorial candidacy in 2018 was crucial. But until Thursday, the day the full Trump-Ukraine whistleblower complaint was released, the governor had kept a low profile in the president's re-election.

Immediately upon release of the complaint, national Democrats were summarizing their chances of impeachment with these allegations:

  • "Donald Trump weaponized his office to convince the president of Ukraine to investigate a political opponent – in other words, he attempted to recruit foreign interference in our elections."

  • "Trump attempted to extort Ukraine by threatening to withhold aid unless they complied."

  • "The White House tried to cover up this crime by hiding the records."

Allegations, even gossip/hearsay -- nowhere near statements of fact, say White House officials. But in the meantime, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' strong response on Trump's behalf -- his Presidential Protection Fund -- is getting extensive play in the media across the state and around the country. It was a loud statement. And it has meaning.

Reach Nancy Smith at nsmith@sunshinestatenews.com or at 228-282-2423. Twitter: @NancyLBSmith

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I get paid over $90 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I'd be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless. Heres what I've been doing, .........www.jump47.com

I fully and absolutely support TRUMP & DESANTIS! Real American patriots! KAG 2020!

All decent self-respecting Americans feel just as you. Can you imagine the stain we'd have if it was Hillary and Gollum instead? The mere thought is nauseating.

When do we get to see Donald Trump get frog-marched out of the White House? Will he go quietly or will he be the first president in history to feel the sting of a taser??????????

Don't hold your breathe, the truth has a way of coming out. Dems are about the sickest people I know they win in an election so they'll cheat their way into office. And when they do those who have screamed the loudest wanting them there will be the ones screaming the loudest wanting them out.

Ever notice how repubs left always put their lack morals on others as many think everyone thinks that way?...……….It's how Chump thinks and why he is puzzled often...………….Fact is repubs election cheat far more than dems, been that way since the civil wars when southern whites were scared to death of blacks......…….Like they still are, cowering in fear of the other...…......So much for white supremacy...……..And I say that as a real born Aryan, stop using us as we want nothing to do with such idiots that are scared of their own shadow...…Only the weak act that way…...On top of that you let people control you with blatant lies...……….What's up with that?...……...….Your real enemy is big corporations the far right demagogues .are shilling for, telling you BS while picking your pockets...…...…..Who let's them do it? Repubs.........….And you bend over Saying may I have Another one sir!!…......…..Now those facts, Chump, much of the repub party is sick, not the dems...……. Now just imagine if Obama had done the things Chump has? Double standard anyone? .

Um bah ga doi

Keep dreaming your little wet dreams.

Another embarrassed lib, won't even post your name.

We're proud of you Governor!

Compared to the thieves before, DeSantis is refreshing though has some bad points like backing Chump which he has little in common with, likely disgusted with him as far more honest, decent but politically has to cozy up...……….It'll be interesting to see how he works out...………...At least he is a real conservative, not fiscally and morally bankrupt like most corporatists repubs are , the real enemy of the people.

With Governor Desantis, handpicked by President Trump to be Florida’s governor, the highjacking of the Florida Republican Party is complete. Now, Governor Desantis is purging the leadership of the once vibrant Florida Republican Party of people Desantis feels are insufficiently loyal to his boss Donald Trump and Governor Desantis. I have been a loyal Florida Republican for almost forty years and do not appreciate what Trump and Desantis have done to my party. I read the whistleblower complaint yesterday and find the allegations appalling, if true. The whistleblower talked to a number of people in the White House who had similar concerns about actions of the President. It makes me wonder if a palace coup is occurring in the White House. That said, there are reasons why Hunter Biden’s conduct in the Ukraine should be investigated.

Governor Desantis was handpicked by FLORIDIAN VOTERS, which includes me! President Trump did not even have a vote.

Only half of Florida voters officially voted for DeSantis -----------> Ron DeSantis: 49.7% 4,052,546 votes vs Andrew Gillum: 49.0% 3,997,008 votes with 99% of the final vote counted for that race

Floridians elected Governor Ron DeSantis. If you don't like the election results, you are most welcome to move to Cuba.

You are no Republican.You are not a supporter of Trump.Admit it You are a South Florida liberal and you know it.Just another hack.DeSantis is the best governor in the history of the state.Trump is the greatest president in our lifetime.You,my friend,was probably a Hillary voter.You probably have a Bernie sign in your front yard!

BINGO!

I have been reading Jeff's comments on this site for many years. I believe he is a good, thinking Republican and shouldn't have to go along with everything he questions about the party's behavior to prove himself a good Republican. I like that he questions our ethical behavior. So do I. I will always be a Republican, moreso now that the Dems have got down and jiggy with socialism. But that doesn't mean I should stop questioning our leaders, I hope. There's nothing wrong with you, Jeff.

Natasha and I pledge 1000 rubles to Trump Pence Putin defense

I will cite this post of yours as evidence of Russian collusion. It's certainly more credible than what the DNC's cronies in the media are referencing.

Sweet! :-)

Governor DeSantis is off to a very strong start. He is no drama, highly capable, decisive, a real leader. Let’s support him in his support of the President.

A great governor and a great president. We are very blessed.

Yes, but the butthurt democRATs are still smarting with the pain of the *** whooping they took in 2016.

Oxymoronic! Neither Trump nor anything nor anybody around him "stands tall". The racist, draft-dodging, corrupt, lying, cheating, conning, and defrauding Criminal-In-Chief is a gutter rat. Always has been - always will be. And anybody supporting him or enabling him is just as bad - just like the 'goombahs' in a NYC crime family are every bit as bad as 'the godfather'! Yale and Harvard aside, DeSantis shows himself to be nothing more than lickspittle TrumpNut trash. A Don Trumpolini 'goombah'!

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You said it! Lol! It’s all gobbly *** l!

God bless our fantastic president. Everyone knows how ruined our economy would be without him.

Those who know what Trump is about - and has been doing to our Nation since he started "running for President" have called his bluff, and called him out. Perhaps some might rethink what "blind loyalty" now means. https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/statement-from-national-security-professionals/07f4f1e1-f393-4e11-97e5-1361dcbc6fc3/?fbclid=IwAR1hgj-OPyGtVxtnLQAL5Y8pxTpcM7m_rGw0n1Dd6Fy-eHeTQtNrQam5sdg

The Republicans have shamed us all with Nixon and Trump - both subjects of impeachment inquiries and totally dishonorable behavior - and Bush II with his unilateral invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under false pretenses - and, of course, the ten years of The Great Bush Recession. Throw in bit players like Nixon's AG and Trump's AG - and enablers like McConnell - and Republicanism in this country has soiled itself and left a stink on us all that will take years and multiple GOOD presidential administrations to eradicate!

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