Mary Trump, the psychotherapist niece of former President Donald Trump, has offered her typically blunt take on Florida Governor Ron “Don’t Say Gay” DeSantis ending his campaign for President.
“Mr. ‘Never Back Down’ just backed down after just one state – blowing $150,000,000 to do it. That’s $6,400 per vote,” Mary pointed out.
“Then he immediately endorsed a man who mocked, defamed, and humiliated him,” she added.
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“It never made sense to run to the right against Donald’s positions, because Donald has no positions.”
Mr. "Never Back Down" just backed down after just one state – blowing $150,000,000 to do it.— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) January 21, 2024
That's $6,400 per vote.
Then he immediately endorsed a man who mocked, defamed, and humiliated him.
Mary has long been a vocal critic of her uncle, Donald. She wrote the 2020 best-selling memoir, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man. Her tweet about DeSantis has received over 24k likes.
DeSantis suspends his campaign
DeSantis posted a video to X yesterday announcing he was halting his campaign.
“Following our second-place finish in Iowa, we’ve prayed and deliberated on our way forward,” DeSantis said. “If there was anything I could do to produce a favorable outcome, more campaign stops, more interviews, I would do it. But I can’t ask our supporters to volunteer their time and donate their resources if we don’t have a clear path to victory. Accordingly, I am today suspending my campaign.”
He also endorsed Donald Trump for President. Many were quick to point out that in his tweet, DeSantis used a quote often attributed to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, although historians have never been able to verify this.
DeSantis using a fake Churchill quote in his withdrawal announcement is such a fitting coda for his train wreck of a campaign— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) January 22, 2024
Although DeSantis came second in the Iowa caucuses last week, he was 30 points behind Donald Trump. He was only 1% ahead of Nikki Haley, who is predicted to do better in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
The DeSantis campaign has been criticized ever since it was first launched on X last spring. DeSantis was often mocked for awkward appearances at debates and town halls.
I guess the best part for Desantis is he doesn’t have to fake trying to smile anymore and he can just go back to being the hateful, angry little troll that he is.— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 21, 2024
MAGA welcome DeSantis’ endorsement of Trump
Online, many Trump-supporting lawmakers have welcomed DeSantis pulling out and endorsing Trump, including the usual MAGA suspects such as Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz.
Many others said DeSantis made a miscalculation in not holding off until 2028 to run for President. Others suggested his far-right track record worked against him. DeSantis has made a name for himself nationwide with the “anti-woke” policies he’s championed in his home state. Sarah McBride, a trans, State Senator in Delaware, was among those to suggest such policies didn’t work everywhere.
DeSantis staked his political future on his anti-trans politics. It landed with a big, loud flop.— Sen. Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) January 21, 2024
We can start 2024 with Ron DeSantis losing and we can end 2024 by sending a trans person to Congress for the first time.
2024 is where anti-trans politics "goes to die." https://t.co/xwXgmOjgks
California Governor Gavin Newsom, who took part in a televised debate against DeSantis a few weeks ago, couldn’t resist having a dig.
Fire sale on all Ron DeSantis merch today! https://t.co/BAXE7PUSTP— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) January 21, 2024
Mary Trump photo: Simon and Schuster/Peter Serling
Ron and Casey DeSantis have three kids.
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