“1.1 million more votes”

Ron DeSantis Donald Trump

President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a roundtable on COVID-19 and storm preparedness on July 31, 2020 in Bel Air, Florida.SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

  • Trump dug up DeSantis on his social media platform, Truth Social, the day after the election.

  • He said he received more votes overall than DeSantis, even though the governor’s margin to Democratic opponents was higher.

  • Trump has been more vocal about a possible Republican confrontation with DeSantis in 2024.

Former President Donald Trump said the Republican governor was a historic 20 percentage points win in a state.

“Now that the Florida elections are over and all is well, it shouldn’t be said that in 2020 Ron D got 1.1 million more votes in Florida than the 4.6 million out of the 5.7 million he got this year. Huh?” Trump wrote on his social media platform, Trus Social.

News from Tuesday evening headline Have Declared DeSantis won big on Election Day after the once battleground state of Florida went big in his favor. In contrast, these same stories point out that the candidates Trump endorsed in the 2022 midterm elections showed poor results on Election Day.

Tuesday’s results have a political world make a fuss DeSantis could run against Trump for the Republican nomination over whether he should run for president in 2024. Trump could announce his candidacy as early as next week, and DeSantis has not committed to serving all four years as governor.

of numbers playing cards Presented Wednesday’s article on Truth Social was accurate, but the margin Trump had over Biden in 2020 was far smaller than what DeSantis had over Democratic challenger Charlie Christ. is. Trump won Florida in 2020 by a margin of 3.4 percent.

When Trump endorsed DeSantis in 2018, he won by only half a percentage point. Trump didn’t endorse DeSantis in this election, but the governor made big strides in the state. The last time Florida won his double-digit lead in 2002 was former Republican Governor Jeb Bush, who won by 12.8 percent his points margin.

The map of Florida has changed in the last four years. For decades, Florida has been considered the largest battleground state in the United States. Former President Barack Obama won his second victory. But Republicans outnumber Democrats in the state by about 300,000, and DeSantis has taken up the blue counties he lost just four years earlier, including Miami-Dade. In 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton won the county by 23 points.

DeSantis’ office and campaign did not immediately respond to inquiries seeking comment. On Wednesday, he held a press conference to announce the state’s preparations for subtropical storm Nicole, which is set to hit South Florida Wednesday night.

Trump, now a Florida resident, voted for DeSantis on Tuesday, but told reporters the governor shouldn’t have run against him. I’ll tell you something unflattering.” he told the Wall Street Journal“I probably know him better than anyone but his wife. actually running his campaign.”

Trump often tells reporters that he ‘made’ the governor, on Tuesday he said new nation “Could have been kinder” about the support DeSantis once offered.

The Weekend Before Trump’s Election teased DeSantis spoke publicly as “Ron DeSanctimonious” and did not invite the governor to campaign with him in Miami.he not fully supported Instead, he simply told the crowd to “re-elect Ron DeSantis as your governor.”

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