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Trump’s attacks prove he knows ‘I’m more likely to win’

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has hit back at former President Trump’s repeated attacks, saying the explosive broadsides prove he is under threat – as he accused his 2024 rival of “moving to the left”.

DeSantis, 44, officially declared his presidential candidacy on Wednesday, sparking a fiery clash with Trump, 76, for GOP dominance.

Trump, who has established himself as the front-runner for the Republican nomination, has spent the months since launching his own campaign in November slamming his former ally.

“I think a lot of what he does shows everybody that he understands that I have a good shot at beating him,” DeSantis told “Good Morning NH” Thursday when asked. asked why Trump was “really obsessed with attacking him”.

“Because he’s not criticizing anyone else now, it’s just me. They wouldn’t do this if they didn’t think I had a chance, because I think they realize that I give people an unparalleled record of achievement,” he continued.

“They know I have a better chance of winning the election.”

DeSantis also mocked Trump for welcoming JAck Heath for attacking his Florida record, considering that “he added nearly $8 trillion in debt in just four years as president.”

Trump, who has established himself as the front-runner for the Republican nomination, has spent the months since launching his own campaign in November slamming his former ally.

The 2024 hopeful then suggested that his main rival for the Republican nomination was so busy attacking him that he was losing sight of his grassroots support.

“I think, honestly, some of his attacks on me — he moves to the left,” DeSantis said.

“He’s moving to the left,” he repeated.

Trump plays golf.
DeSantis claimed his Republican rival’s attacks signaled he was “moving to the left.”
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As an example, he said Trump “now opposes an immigration amnesty he supported when he was president for illegal aliens.”

“And I opposed it because I don’t support amnesty,” he said.

“He also attacked me for voting against one of the bloated omnibus spending bills he supported as president. And I agree — I don’t think you should do those inflated bills,” DeSantis added.

Governor Ron DeSantis standing in front of a huge American flag during his presidential campaign launch.
DeSantis announced his presidential candidacy on Wednesday.

“We have $31 trillion in debt – and he added almost $8 trillion in debt in just four years as president. So I think the attacks he’s making, honestly, show that I was right on those issues and that wasn’t the case.

DeSantis also argued that Trump was the wrong person to get the country back on track because he could only serve one four-year term.

“I think the country is on the wrong track,” he said, saying the United States was at an “inflection point.”

Ron DeSantis came alive while speaking in March.
DeSantis said Trump could not save the United States with just one four-year term.
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“So who’s going to be the leader so that we can win the election…and then come in and implement the kind of policies that will get the country back on track?” He asked.

“I don’t think you can handle all these issues that we’re going to need…without two terms.” I think you should be able to do two terms. I think it’s very important.

The former president slammed his rival’s 2024 announcement on Wednesday, calling DeSantis’ campaign launch a “catastrophe” and a “disaster” after it was hampered by technical issues.

“Wow! DeSanctus TWITTER’s launch is a DISASTER! His whole campaign will be a disaster. WATCH!” Trump said in an article on Truth Social, using a shortened version of his “DeSanctimonious” nickname.

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