Trump hits DeSantis as “Ron DeSanctimonious” at rally amid 2024 announcement rumors President Donald Trump is heading back to the Sunshine State next week to campaign for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican who had been in office for less than month.
President Donald Trump’s first political rally since returning from the Midterm Elections has been announced.
Trump will speak at The University of Central Florida at 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, the University of Central Florida announced on Friday.
“We had to make the decision that we were going to do something other than just send thousands of us out here to stand in the rain or make speeches in the rain,” Trump said in a video released by The University of Central Florida.
“But, obviously, we’re going to be able to say some nice things,” Trump continued. “We’re going to be able to say a lot of nice things but I just wanted to stop by the place where, in the history of this university, there’s never been a president, and I’ve never been here before, and I actually don’t want to be here anymore.”
DeSantis, who had been considered a potential 2020 presidential candidate, is trailing Democrat Andrew Gillum in Florida’s gubernatorial race by just 4,000 votes.
The president went on to thank the Florida delegation from the Republican National Convention in July.
“Look at those Republicans in here. They’re all over. The three of them, I don’t think they’re bad. I think they’re nice,” Trump said. “They’re nice.”
“Then I have to tell you, I have to tell you, the people of Florida, they’re all over me,” Trump said. “I don’t know everybody but I know the good ones and I like to see them.”
The president is planning to visit several battleground states that hold gubernatorial races: Florida, North Carolina