Trump isn’t out to make friends in his quest for a second term. That means he has to brace himself for attacks lobbed his way.
And Donald Trump is seeing red after this latest ambush from a former ally.
Currently, former President Donald Trump is leading the Republican field in the party’s presidential primary.
In second place is Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida.
One of Trump’s latest comments is making waves in the news after he said he would use the Department of Justice (DOJ) to go after his political enemies.
DeSantis however, believes this is a total farce.
In an interview with Fox News, the Florida Governor was asked about Trump’s recent comments about using the DOJ to go after his opponents.
“I would note he ran in 2016 saying he was going to appoint a special prosecutor for Hillary’s emails. You remember that? And a lot of us thought that that was appropriate because they didn’t really do a very thorough investigation of her,” DeSantis said.
“Two weeks after he got elected, he said, ‘Ah, forget it. That’s what you say before the election, it’s not what you say after the election.’ So he didn’t follow through on that promise.'”
DeSantis on Trump’s broken promises to hold Hillary Clinton accountable:
“He ran in 2016 saying he was going to appoint a special prosecutor for Hillary's emails. A lot of us thought that that was appropriate, because they didn't really do a very thorough investigation of her.… pic.twitter.com/q0OhnfiG6P
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) September 17, 2023
Ron DeSantis is using this example to try and boost himself in the polls by insinuating that Donald Trump would only deliver empty promises if he were elected to a second term.
Not only that, but DeSantis also believes that he has a better strategy that involves the DOJ and targeting opponents.
“If you have the FBI that’s pursuing parents at school board meetings, you have every right to say: ‘Fire those agents who did that.’ So we’re going to hold them accountable. We’re not going to use it to go after people for no reason, but we are going to set the priorities that they’re going to do,'” Governor DeSantis said.
Ron DeSantis’ plan of having a “single standard of justice” would likely bring in voters who think Trump’s idea of targeting a single person is too harsh and outlandish.
But as it stands now, DeSantis would need to bring in quite a few of those voters if he wants to catch the former President in the polls.
In an Economist/YouGov poll, participants were asked who the Republican nominee should be, with 53% of them responding that it should be Donald Trump.
In a distant second, was DeSantis with 14%, while Vivek Ramaswamy sits in third at 6%.
Trump is also currently tied with Joe Biden in polls that ask respondents who they would vote for if the election were held today.
DeSantis seems to have created a more coherent plan compared to Donald Trump’s, for his role for the Justice Department.
However, he’s going to have to string together more ideas like this if he wants to catch Trump in the polls.
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.