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Indictment Of Trump Could Leave Ron DeSantis With ‘An Unenviable Dilemma’: Report

If indeed failed former president Donald Trump winds up being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury this week, it could wind up putting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in a no-wing position.

Even though Trump’s attorneys have said he will show up in Manhattan to be booked and processed if indeed he is charged in New York, there remains a chance he might refuse to surrender, which would set off a chain of events that could wind up forcing DeSantis to make a decision that could hurt his chances of being the 2024 Republican presidential nominee, the New York Times reports.

While the law is definitely on the side of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg when it comes to demanding that Trump show up for his perp walk, fingerprinting, and mug shots, there’s always the chance Donald will dig in his heels.

What if Trump refuses? What if he says he won’t leave his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida?

That’s where DeSantis would have to make a choice: Follow the law and extradite Trump or refuse to cooperate. If he does the former, he risks alienating millions of loyal Trump supporters. And if he doesn’t hand over the ex-president, he looks like a lawless pawn who is afraid of the Donald.

“Surrender, some might argue, is not in the confrontational former president’s DNA, and he often seems to relish antagonizing and attacking the prosecutors who have investigated him,” the Times explains. “In the unlikely event that the former president refuses to surrender, he would put Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, his leading but undeclared rival for the Republican nomination, in an awkward political position. Under law, the role of Mr. DeSantis would be essentially ministerial and he would have few legal options other than approving an extradition request from New York.”

“Still, if New York prosecutors sought Mr. Trump’s extradition, Mr. DeSantis would face an unenviable dilemma. He would be compelled to choose between authorizing an arrest warrant for Mr. Trump and inflaming his base, or attempting in some way to aide his Republican rival, and possibly face legal action as a result.”

Ron DeSantis is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Ironically, Trump may wind up destroying DeSantis and his presidential aspirations before any debates are held or ballots cast.

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Ron DeSantis Freaks Out Staffers By Eating Pudding WITH HIS FINGERS!

Even though he hasn’t formally announced that he will seek the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to make such a public pronouncement in the coming months and is expected to be the only serious challenger to failed former president Donald Trump, who has already tossed his hat into the ring.

However, as more details about DeSantis come to light, it’s beginning to look like he may not be ready for primetime.

The Daily Beast reports that multiple sources told them the governor has trouble with basic social skills and often comes off as rude and downright strange.

For example: “He would sit in meetings and eat in front of people, always like a starving animal who has never eaten before, getting shit everywhere.”

But it was this tidbit from the article that raised the most eyebrows and has set off a torrent of postings on social media:

Enshrined in DeSantis lore is an episode from four years ago: During a private plane trip from Tallahassee to Washington, D.C., in March of 2019, DeSantis enjoyed a chocolate pudding dessert—by eating it with three of his fingers, according to two sources familiar with the incident.

Maybe that’s why DeSantis appearances are so heavily scripted.

Several former staffers for the governor told The Daily Beast almost everything he does is scripted, which, coupled with an aversion to small talk, general pleasantries, and any unplanned interactions with the public, make him difficult to manage ahead of events.

“It’s very prescribed,” one former DeSantis staffer told The Daily Beast, while adding there are limited “off-the-cuff” interactions while on the trail with DeSantis.

Twitter had more than a few comments on the pudding incident.

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Jealous Trump Accuses DeSantis Of Inflating Sales Numbers For His New Book

Failed one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump is furious after seeing reports that a new book from his likely 2024 rival for the GOP presidential nomination, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, has just set records for sales.

Mediaite reported earlier this week that the DeSantis tome, The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Survival, had already outsold books from the Donald, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton at the same stage in their political careers.

That was all it took to send Trump into a rage on his failing Truth Social site, where he posted this angry screed:

Some in the Fake News are falsely stating that Ron DeSanctimonious’ book is doing as well as “LETTERS TO TRUMP,” my new book. This is FAKE NEWS in that LETTERS doesn’t even come out until April 25th. Ron has groups buying his book in order to inflate sales and, in fact, on the first day, his book was already 30% discounted. LETTERS TO TRUMP has much different pricing, and is a coffee table book. The so-called Stars corresponded with me, you’ll love it!

Surprisingly, some of what Trump said is true, as the New York Times noted when listing sales figures.

“Sales are defined as completed transactions by vendors and individual end users during the period on or after the official publication date of a title. Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases, if and when they are included, are at the discretion of The New York Times Best-Seller List Desk editors based on standards for inclusion that encompass proprietary vetting and audit protocols, corroborative reporting and other statistical determinations. When included, such bulk purchases appear with a dagger (†).”

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Biden Slams Ron DeSantis For Banning Study Of Black History During Speech In Selma: ‘History Matters’

Without even having to mention his name, President Joe Biden excoriated Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis during a speech he gave Sunday during a visit to Selma, Alabama to commemorate “Bloody Sunday.”

Speaking to black leaders, the president brought up that some in the GOP want to ban the teaching of civil rights and black history, including learning about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Some, like DeSantis, even want to censor books from appearing in libraries because they might make some white children feel uncomfortable.

“History matters. I am here as your president. The truth matters. And I understand the other team is trying to hide the truth. No matter how hard some people try, we can’t just choose to learn what we want to know, and not what we should know. We should learn everything. The good, the bad, the truth of who we are as a nation. And everyone should know the truth of Selma.”

The president then reflected on “Bloody Sunday,” which took place in 1965.

“Six hundred believers put faith in action to march across that bridge named after the grand dragon of the KKK. They were on their way to the state capital of Montgomery to claim their fundamental right to vote lain in the bedrock of our Constitution, but stolen by hate and harbored in too many hearts.”

Biden concluded his remarks with a powerful reminder of his thoughts on the brave men and women who marched at Selma and what they had to endure:

“With unflinching courage, foot soldiers marched for justice, marched through the valley of the shadow of death and they feared no evil. The forces of hate can conspire to demise, but they endured. They forced the country to confront the hard truths, and the act to keep the promise of America alive. I was just student up north in the Civil Rights movement. I remember feeling how guilty I was I wasn’t here. How could we all be up there and you’re going through what you went through? Looking at those — I can still picture, I can still picture the troopers with their batons and wands and whips.”

It should be interesting to see if Gov. DeSantis responds to the president’s remarks. If he does, and doubles down on his state’s bans, he can kiss the vote of almost every black person in this country goodbye.

Here’s video of President Biden’s remarks:

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DeSantis Barks At Reporter When Asked What His Policy Would Be On Ukraine

According to some pundits, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is the most likely candidate to win the 2024 GOP presidential nominiation.

And yet, DeSantis continues to prove that he’s not exactly ready for primetime and isn’t the kind of person who is easily embraced by voters.

For example, consider what he recently said about his constant harping on the issue of what he labels “woke” ideology:

It’s no wonder then that a reporter from the Times of London recently sat down and spoke with DeSantis, though he came away wondering why anyone would ever vote for the man.

The Times of London, it should be noted, is owned by Rupert Murdoch, which may explain why DeSantis sat for the interview in the first place.

The reporter, David Charter, who also serves as US editor for the Times, asked DeSantis about the reputation he has for being awkward, cold, and unlikeable, to which the governor responded:

“You’ll sometimes read stuff, like DC public gossip, they’re like, oh, you know, he’s not social. Because honestly, when I was in Congress, I wasn’t there to party. I didn’t want to be part of that scene. My job was to represent the people. So I would do my job and I would go to my office, sleep on the couch, wake up, do it the next day, and I didn’t really have time for any of the other stuff. I just wanted to focus on the task at hand. And now it’s, like, I’m not out dealing with political people unless I have to. If I’m going to be out, doing different stuff, I’d rather my wife be with me, or kids be with me. So that’s just the decision that you make.”

Fair enough, but then Charter mentioned that DeSantis had recently criticized President Joe Biden for his policy on Ukraine, which he slammed as “blank check” diplomacy that reeks of “weakness.”

How would a President DeSantis differ from Biden on Ukraine? Charter tried to find out, but hit a brick wall.

I ask about Ukraine and he says that “there’s a critique of Biden, and I think I’m sympathetic to it in the sense that, is our policy just do whatever Zelensky wants? Or do we have a concrete idea of what we’re trying to achieve exactly?”

When I ask him how it should be handled differently, he refers to Biden being “weak on the world stage” and failing at deterrence, but as that is not answering how it should be handled now, I ask again. DeSantis does not have anything to add: “Perhaps you should cover some other ground? I think I’ve said enough.”

Said enough? You didn’t say a damn thing! All you did was hem and haw, then clam up when asked for specifics.

Ron DeSantis is not ready for primetime. He’s a cold fish and a devious wannabe fascist who needs to stay in the Sunshine State and then disappear from the public scene as soon as his term in office is over.