On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) dismissed rumors that there was a “civil war brewing” between himself and former President Donald Trump (R) over the Republican party’s 2024 presidential nomination.
DeSantis made the comments in response to a question during a press conference about Florida’s recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian.
“We just finished this election, okay?” DeSantis said. “People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff. I mean, seriously, we just ran an election. We have this Georgia runoff coming, which is very important for Republicans to win that Georgia runoff.”
“I mean, I know around the country, Florida was kind of the biggest bright spot, it was not so bright in many other parts of the country,” he continued. “It was a substandard performance given the dynamics that are at play.”
“So at the end of the day, I think what we showed in Florida is just produce results, lead with conviction,” DeSantis said. “I never put my finger in the wind or took polls, I just did what I thought that was right. But what the election gives us the opportunity to do is to continue to deliver. And so we’re going to continue to deliver, we’re not going to look back. And I think that that’s very, very significant.”
“But what I think Florida has shown is that, you look at all the problems that the country is having with the inflation, the open border, all these different things, a lot of failures,” he added. “Florida is an example that you know what, you can get the big things right, you can get things right.”
DeSantis concluded by saying he was focused on how his state could lead the country in governing.
“You know, the good thing about winning a big victory, we’ve got super majorities in the legislature now, and really, I think have an opportunity to continue great momentum,” he said.