Miami, Aug 7 (EFE).- The governor of Florida and candidate for the Republican presidential candidacy in 2024, Ron DeSantis, affirmed for the first time this weekend that former president Donald Trump lost the 2020 elections and Joe Biden “is the president”, which was immediately answered by spokespersons for his former mentor.
“DeSantis should stop being Biden’s biggest cheerleader,” Trump spokesman Steve Cheung said in reaction to comments the governor made in an interview with NBC News broadcast Sunday night.
“Of course he lost,” DeSantis said when asked about the alleged electoral “theft” that Trump claims to have suffered in the last presidential elections, in which he wanted to revalidate his presidential term (2017-2021) for four more years.
DeSantis, who became governor of Florida in 2018 at the hands of Trump and was re-elected in 2022 by a large majority, is now competing with the former president for the Republican nomination in 2024, but is more than 30 points behind him in the elections. surveys.
“Whoever places his hand on the Bible on January 20 every four years is the winner,” DeSantis told NBC News.
On Friday at a rally in Iowa DeSantis had already pointed out that it is proven that the theory about the theft of the 2020 elections does not correspond to the truth, but it was in the interview with NBC News where he clearly said for the first time that Trump lost in the urns.
Last week Trump was indicted on several criminal charges in connection with the January 6, 2021 mob takeover of the Capitol with the intent to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s victory.
Trump pleaded not guilty as in the other two criminal cases in which he is charged, one of them for classified documents found in his Florida home after his departure from the White House and another for alleged accounting maneuvers in 2016 to hide payments. to a “porn” star in order to prevent him from talking about an alleged relationship he would have had with her.
In his latest messages on the social network, Truth Trump has not commented on what DeSantis said, but his spokesman Steve Cheung told NBC 6 that the Floridian is a “cheerleader,” as sports team cheerleaders are known, for Biden. .
In the last few hours, Trump wrote in Truth about special counsel Jack Smith, who is leading the investigations that have led to the indictments for January 6 and the classified documents. EFE