Washington-Saturday’s Donald Trump campaign-style rally in Florida was a tough time for the former president.The organization that bears his name in New York Indicted this week, He also faces potential competition with Florida Governor and disciple Ron DeSantis.
Trump revisits Florida. Florida is the state in which he won twice, and some Republicans were already talking about the 2024 presidential election. Expressing support for DeSantis For the Republican nomination for the former president. DeSantis has scored high in early votes at high-profile conferences, the Conservative Political Activities Council, and the Western Conservative Summit.
However, Florida’s top Republicans will not attend Saturday’s rally.
DeSantis monitors recovery from collapse 12-storey condominium on the surfsideNear Miami, at least 18 people were killed and more than 100 remained missing.
The governor’s office disputed reports that Trump’s organizers had been asked to postpone the Sarasota rally in the wake of the collapse of the building.
DeSantis “focuses on his duties as governor and the tragedy on the surfside,” his office said in a statement. “From the Stanley Cup Finals to President Trump’s rally, we have never proposed or requested to cancel or postpone planned events in various parts of Florida,” he added.
DeSantis and his aides discouraged the 2024 presidential election, saying they were concentrating on their current jobs ahead of next year’s elections.
“The Governor has a great relationship with the President,” said Helen Aguirre Ferret, Florida Republican Secretary-General and former Desantis Communications Director. “He has always had a great relationship with the president. That will not change.”
2024 presidential election is imminent
Innuendo playing cards Re-execution of his own president in 2024, Expressed some frustration with the political rise of DeSantis.
In an interview, Trump tried to claim the party’s dominance by saying he saw the Governor of Florida as a potential running mate. He also praised DeSantis’ success and stated that his support allowed then-parliamentarians to win the Republican primary in Florida in 2018.
“I was at the beginning of Ron,” Trump told Fox Business Network last month.
Trump’s representative refused to discuss the differences with Desantis for the Sarasota rally and only issued a statement that he had no plans to postpone the event.
Trump spokesman Liz Harrington said in a statement that Sarasota is a three-and-a-half-hour drive from the Miami area and the rally will not affect recovery efforts on the surfside. She said the organizers are planning to collect relief supplies at a Trump rally.
“Like all Americans, President Trump sends his deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones or have been banished by the terrible tragedy on the surfside,” Harrington said.
As Desantis faces a re-election campaign in 2022, Democrats are trying to take advantage of the division between the governor and the former president.Political action committee called Remove Ron and advertise This week, he poked his potential guardian over Mr. Trump’s support for the Republican Party.
Advertising narration has made Trump a “new councilor” and governor of the third most populous state in the United States, as he may be trying to oppose Desantis with Trump and some of his supporters. He said directly.
“Now Ron is beating you in the presidential election,” the ad said.
Trump organization prosecution and CFO approaching rally
Absence for over 5 months, Trump has already begun to resume political ralliesThe event begins on June 26th in northern Ohio.
Sarasota will be Trump’s first rally since the prosecutor Unsealed prosecution of Trump organization Allen Weisselberg, the company’s longtime chief financial officer. Weisserberg was acquitted of collecting over $ 1.7 million in off-book compensation as part of a company-approved plan to avoid taxes.
Despite being investigated, Trump, who is still considering another presidential campaign in 2024, is expected to condemn the charges as a political motive in his speech to Florida supporters.
Trump called it “political witch hunting by the Far Left Democrats.”
Saturday is also a kind of homecoming for the former president.his Marago Estate in Palm Beach, Florida.Trump currently lives in a golf club in Bedminster, NJ, because he is closed during the summer.
This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Donald Trump Holds Florida Rally Under Indictment, Surfside Collapses