Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) responded to inquiries about former President Trump, ranging from the president’s upcoming announcement to his recent “attacks” on the governor, but DeSantis continued to keep his nose clean, unwilling to criticize the president but instead targeting the mainstream media and woke corporations while trying to dismiss everything else as “just noise.”
DeSantis was questioned about Trump’s pronouncements and the former president’s “worse than complimentary” remarks about him, according to one questioner. The governor, on the other hand, merely noted that “incoming fire” is part of the job.
“One of the things I’ve learned in this position is that when you are doing and you’re leading, whenever you’re getting stuff done, you face incoming fire, that’s simply the nature of it,” he said before moving on to the corporate media’s complaints about his leadership.
“When I get out of bed in the morning, I have corporate media channels that are spasming — simply the fact that I’m waking up in the morning and it’s always assaulting. And that is exactly what has occurred. I don’t think any governor was more specifically targeted by corporate media than me during my four-year administration,” DeSantis remarked, noting that it is all “just noise.”
“And the actual question is, are you leading? Are you staying ahead of problems? Are you delivering outcomes for your customers? Are you speaking up for others? And if you do that, none of that matters,” DeSantis explained. “And that’s exactly what we’ve done. We concentrated on outcomes and leadership.”
The governor also suggested that people look at the “scoreboard” from last Tuesday, which he called “the largest Republican triumph in the history of the state of Florida.”
“Of course, it wasn’t simply the best governor victory, but we swept in. We won overwhelming majorities in the Florida Legislature. We have 85 Republicans out of the 120 in our state legislature, which we’ve never had before,” he remarked, going on to outline the Sunshine State’s achievements.
“We have 28 Republican senators out of 40 — we’ve never had that many,” he said, citing school board triumphs as well as congressional gains in Florida, where Republicans increased their representation from 16 to 20.