At one of his rally stops in Florida, Trump told one of his "jokes" in which he threatened Governor Ron DeSantis if he did not extradite Florida.
Trump said, "It was him, my friend. Hey Ron, will we please win the state? You know, if we don't win, I'll blame the governor. I'm going to fire him somehow."
"Hey Ron, are we going to win the state, please? You know, if we don't win it, I'll blame the governor. I'm going to fire him somehow" – Trump pic.twitter.com/qFCGAjdGsa
– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 16, 2020
Those closest to Trump all say he has no sense of humor. Donald Trump is not known for his light-hearted personality or jokes. Trump told DeSantis to deliver Florida to him on Election Day, and if he doesn't, Trump will blame him and support a primary challenge against DeSantis.
Trump's message was clear. The governor better make sure Trump wins Florida or the president would blame him for his defeat.
Donald Trump is relying on elected Republican officials like Ron DeSantis in Florida and Brian Kemp in Georgia to suppress the vote and help him win.
One can only imagine the outrage on the right when Joe Biden came to Pennsylvania and Governor Tom Wolf said I will blame you if I fail to win the state.
Trump is not hiding anything. He will try to steal Joe Biden Florida and maybe the entire election.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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