Tonight Trump continued his petty attacks and posted a video of Governor Ron DeSantis from 2012.
The video shows DeSantis, in 2012, saying he would be somebody who’d be different, that he could be somebody like a Paul Ryan.
The video came from Laura Loomer who apparently hates DeSantis and she’s twisting it to make it sound like DeSantis wanted to be a RINO like Paul Ryan, which is not at all what it sounds like he was saying in this short clipped video.
Here’s Trump’s post of the video and below that is the original clip from Laura Loomer that you can watch:
The case for #Trump2024
“I’d be somebody who would be different. I think you see that I’ve been recognized nationally as being somebody who’d be different, who’d be a leader, who could be somebody like PAUL RYAN very quickly.”
– Congressional candidate @GovRonDeSantis in 2012 pic.twitter.com/iLm6D5HRlq
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) January 1, 2023
I haven’t found the original yet – and I am looking for it – but the video is just a small clip and we have no idea what the larger context was.
I would remind you that in 2015, Rep. Ron DeSantis did NOT vote for Paul Ryan for Speaker:
— Kenny Perrin (@kp72579) January 2, 2023
Also, check out this tweet from Trump in 2018 who lavished praise on Paul Ryan:
Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question. We are with you Paul!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
It’s okay for Trump to praise Paul Ryan but it’s not okay for DeSantis to suggest in early 2012 that he would be a leader like a Paul Ryan?
I am really getting a bad taste in my mouth with all of these petty attacks from Trump. Especially considering DeSantis hasn’t said one negative word about Trump.