Today Governor DeSantis was asked about Trump’s comments on Meet The Press where he called the heartbeat bill in Florida a ‘terrible mistake’.
DeSantis responded by saying he’s not sure how Trump can call himself prolife when he’s attacking states who are protecting babies with heartbeats.
Here’s more from Radio Iowa:
“Donald Trump may think it’s terrible. I think protecting babies with heartbeats is noble and just and I’m proud to have signed the heartbeat bill in Florida and I know Iowa has similar legislation,” DeSantis says. “I don’t know how you can even make the claim that you’re somehow prolife if you’re criticizing states for enacting protections for babies that have heartbeats.”
DeSantis made his comments during an interview with Radio Iowa. (Audio below)
DeSantis suggested Trump’s remarks are “a window” into how Trump’s 2024 campaign is diverting from the promises he made during the 2016 campaign. “And I think he’s changing in a way that is not consistent with the values of the people in Iowa,” DeSantis told Radio Iowa.
DeSantis didn’t stop there. He also pointed out that whenever Trump made agreements with Democrats during his presidency, they took him to the cleaners. Which means he’s going to sell prolifers out if he’s trying to make Democrats happy:
Trump also indicated during his “Meet the Press” interview that he’d negotiate a deal on abortion that’s acceptable to both sides. DeSantis said that’s “the danger” of returning Trump to the White House for a second term.
“I’ve given him credit for his accomplishments, whether it’s the court appointments, whether it’s the Abraham Accords…the deregulation and I think he does deserve credit for that, but anytime he did a deal with Democrats whether it was on budget, whether it was on the criminal justice ‘First Step Act,’ they ended up taking him to the cleaners,” DeSantis said. “I think if he’s going into this saying he’s going to make the Democrats happy with respect to right to life, I think all pro-lifers should know that he’s preparing to sell you out.”
You can listen to the full interview below. It comes at the very beginning: