Trump Faces Backlash For Praising Democrat Charlie Crist In Attack On DeSantis, Regrets Endorsing Him

Former President Donald Trump faced backlash online Monday for praising failed Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist in a video attacking Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.

“For those of you that didn’t notice, Florida was doing great long before Ron DeSanctus got there,” Trump said. “People are fleeing from New York to Florida and other places because of high taxes and out of control crime. It’s really bad. Not because of the governor, thank you Mr. President for doing that.”

“But it’s not because of the governor, Florida was doing fantastically,” Trump continued. “You had a governor named Rick Scott who did a very good job. Even Charlie Crist, a Democrat, did a good job and he had very good numbers.”

DeSantis crushed Crist in last year’s elections by a whopping 19.4 points with a margin of 1.5 million votes, the most dominant win in Florida gubernatorial history.

“Sunshine and ocean are very alluring. It’s not too hard to work with those factors,” Trump concluded. “So just remember Florida was doing really well long before Ron DeSanctus got there.”


President Trump: “For those of you that didn’t notice, Florida was doing great long before Ron DeSanctus got there!”

— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) March 13, 2023

Trump told a group of reporters on his plane that DeSantis was “dead as a dog” when he got the president’s endorsement in 2018 and, when asked if he regretted endorsing DeSantis, Trump said that he did.

“Yeah, maybe, probably yeah,” Trump said. “I like people that are loyal. This guy was dead.”

Trump faced widespread backlash across the political Right over his latest attack on DeSantis.

“Trump’s non stop snipping at DeSantis, who isn’t responding, shows the power hierarchy and shows who is threatened,” political commentator Mike Cernovich tweeted. “Contenders call out champions, not the other way around.”

Former Fox News host Jedediah Bila tweeted, “I don’t want to say I warned ya, but I did. Ego is a very self-destructive thing.”

“This is absolutely ridiculous,” podcast host Dave Rubin tweeted. “Trump is truly at a loss with how to deal with DeSantis. We have never seen this before. Plus, DeSantis hasn’t even announced, and is still making all the right moves.”

A small sample of other notable responses included:

Ummm what?

— CCG BRYSON (@RealBrysonGray) March 13, 2023

Whomever is advising Trump to praise Charlie Crist should be fired immediately.

— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) March 13, 2023

Trump is obsessed, wildly so, with attacking DeSantis. This consumes him far more than the problem of Biden or whatever. And the blue-collar billionaires who surround him are of the same mind. DeSantis is the enemy right now so it’s full-time hate.

— Jeffrey A Tucker (@jeffreyatucker) March 13, 2023

He can’t be serious … 😳

— Shannon Joy (@ShannonJoyRadio) March 13, 2023

Donald Trump is here to praise Charlie Crist in order to attack Ron DeSantis

— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) March 13, 2023

This just ain’t it.

— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 13, 2023

If Crist was such a good Gov as Trump proclaims, why didn’t people migrate to Fl when he was Governor? Rick Scott was a good Gov and people still didn’t move here. The sunshine and beaches just didn’t appear when DeSantis took office. DeSantis is the only common denominator.

— Just Mindy 🐊 (@just_mindy) March 13, 2023

Why’d he win it by 20 when you could only win it by 4?

— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) March 13, 2023

The praise of Charlie Crist — whom DeSantis crushed by almost 20 points — is my favorite part of this little Truth Social rant in video form:

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 13, 2023

Telling Florida voters they were wrong to reelect Ron DeSantis by 20 points over Charlie Crist is a bold strategy. Let’s see how it plays out.

— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) March 13, 2023

Praising the guy that DeSantis annihilated to own DeSantis

— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) March 13, 2023

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