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The race to 2024 is focused on two candidates, although one of them has not even formally announced his campaign. Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are hogging all the spotlight with their rivalry, which was recently accentuated as the Florida governor finally responded to the former president’s attacks. Almost like separating two people punching each other outside a nightclub, Kevin McCarthy showed up, ready to calm the waters between the two.
The House Speaker was asked about the back and forth between the two Republicans and did not hesitate to try to lower the temperature of the discussion. In his first official campaign event in the run-up to 2024, Trump repeatedly fired back at DeSantis.
“Man, he’s dropping like a rock. They keep saying ‘DeSanctus’ could do well with farmers. I don’t think so. Based on polls, he’s not doing well with anything,” the former premier began. He further attacked his tenure at the helm of the Sunshine State as “not good.” According to Fox News, Trump attacks DeSantis four times as much as he attacks Joe Biden.
In a previous interview with Piers Morgan, DeSantis had responded for the first time to these attacks. He described the former president’s darts as “background noise” and added that he does not consider it important to be arguing “with people on social media.”
“We’ll go with that, that’s fine. I mean you can call me whatever you want, as long as you also call me a winner because that’s what we’ve been able to do in Florida, is put a lot of points on the board and really take this state to the next level,” added DeSantis, who broke sales records in the first week of his autobiography’s release.
McCarthy’s intervention in the fight between Trump and DeSantis
The speaker participated in Fox News’ Jesse Watters Primetime, where he was shown videos of Trump firing back at the Sunshine State governor. “Now, you’re the Speaker of the House. When you hear the former president – he’s leading in the Republican primary – just go after the Florida governor like that, how does that make you feel?” the host asked.
“Look, the thing I look at is that there are enough problems that the Democrats have brought us. We have inflation. We have a border that’s wide open. We pay more for gasoline energy. We’ve got a world moving with the war happening,” he responded.
“I don’t think Republicans should go after one another. We need to bring this nation back. Bring Republicans in, independents, and Democrats too because we cannot handle four more years of Joe Biden. We can’t afford it,” McCarthy added.
Joaquín Núñez es licenciado en comunicación periodística por la Universidad Católica Argentina. Se especializa en el escenario internacional y en la política nacional norteamericana. Confeso hincha de Racing Club de Avellaneda. Contacto: [email protected] // Joaquín Núñez has a degree in journalistic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and national American politics. Confessed fan of Racing Club of Avellaneda. Contact: [email protected]