(DailyVantage.com) – An unidentified self-proclaimed “hardcore Trump supporter” went viral for giving Florida Governor and GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis her support. The unidentified woman talks about her love for Trump and the hardships that Trump faced during his time in office before stating that she believes DeSantis did an “excellent job” during his speech in Tega Cay, South Carolina.
DeSantis seemed appreciative of the Trump supporter’s comments and went on to state that he agreed with her assessment of how Trump was treated by the mainstream media and political opponents. DeSantis stated that he believes the media’s coverage of Trump was “disgraceful” and that Trump was treated unconstitutionally regarding the allegations of the Russian collusion scandal. DeSantis went on to say that he would end the weaponization of the United States government, a trend that many voters believe is responsible for the federal indictments against Donald Trump.
DeSantis has openly criticized Trump over the past few months since announcing his campaign in May. Although DeSantis has been critical of Trump’s policies and comments, he’s also defended Trump on various occasions. Most recently, DeSantis came to Trump’s defense regarding a potential third indictment that alleges Trump attempted to overturn the 2020 election results. DeSantis stated that Trump should be “held accountable” if there is evidence he acted illegally, but the country shouldn’t support the “criminalization of political differences.” While the third indictment hasn’t been released yet, Trump has already taken to social media to share the news that he could face another criminal case in the coming weeks.
Donald Trump is still the most popular GOP candidate in the 2024 election, but Trump’s lead over candidates like DeSantis could be shrinking, according to a University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll. The poll indicates that Trump still maintains around 37% of the GOP vote, with DeSantis having around 23%. DeSantis was lagging behind Trump by double digits in previous polls but has gained a few points and reduced Trump’s lead. While Donald Trump is still the most likely Republican to receive the nomination for next year’s election, DeSantis could become the nominee if Trump’s popularity declines further.
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