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Upcoming Release Of ‘Damaging’ Epstein Report Leads Terrified Trump To Lash Out  

Speaking to supporters at a campaign rally in Dayton, Ohio, failed one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump began attacking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who ended his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination in January.

“I hit him hard, I hit him low, just like we did to ISIS…We hit this guy so hard,” the ex-president said. “He’s a shell of the man…We have to hit our enemies hard.”

Why continue to attack a defeated foe, especially one in a state the GOP desperately needs in November? DeSantis is no longer a political threat. Could there be an ulterior motive in what Trump said in Ohio?

Consider for a moment an action DeSantis took late last month, which was reported by Politico.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign legislation in Palm Beach this morning to release state grand jury records of an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender and financier who killed himself in jail.

Liberal news outlet MeidasTouch Network noted on Twitter that Trump’s latest anger at DeSantis is likely tied to the upcoming release of those state grand jury records, writing:

“Trump began attacking DeSantis again right after DeSantis signed legislation to allow the release of grand jury documents in the Epstein case.”

Peter Henlein, an Iraq War vet, concurred.

“If you had any doubt that the release of the Florida Epstein grand jury files is going to destroy Trump, remove that doubt. Trump and his political operation are suddenly spending an equal amount of effort attacking DeSantis as they are Biden…..which makes no sense. They aren’t attacking Haley at all, who refused to endorse Trump and stayed in the race much longer than DeSantis, but they are passionately attacking DeSantis, who dropped out after Iowa and endorsed Trump……which makes no sense. The ONLY possible explanation is that Trump knows the release of Florida Epstein grand jury, which DeSantis paved the way for, is going to be extremely damaging to Trump. Trump is angry that this has happened, and he needs to discredit everything about DeSantis to try and blunt the impact of those files.”

With the steady drip of news stories each day highlighting Trump’s alleged criminal actions in any number of ongoing cases, being directly tied to Epstein and his disgusting crimes could prove devastating for the disgraced ex-president. Granted, his fanatical supporters won’t care, but it would give independents and non-MAGA Republicans yet another reason to not cast a ballot for Donald in November. And that’s how you lose in a landslide.


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Viral Video: Ron DeSantis Trolled With ‘Participation Trophy’ At Iowa Campaign Event

Things are not going well for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as he tries (and fails) to be the 2024 GOP presidential nominee.

How badly is the DeSantis 2024 campaign floundering? Video from a weekend campaign event in Iowa is emblematic of the entire DeSantis bid for the White House.

HuffPost reports that at one point during the Iowa event, a noted prankster tried to give the Florida governor a dubious honor.

DeSantis, who is in Iowa with hopes of landing the Republican presidential nomination, was speaking at a town hall when he was interrupted by Davram Stiefler of the progressive comedy duo The Good Liars, video captured by reporters showed.

“Governor DeSantis, I want to present to you this participation trophy,” Stiefler said. “Now, probably not gonna win the election, right? But we’re proud of you for trying.”

DeSantis weakly replied, “I don’t need participation trophies. Sorry, buddy.”

“He’s special, he’s unique, and he’s our little snowflake,” Stiefler told the crowd.

The video, which has now been viewed over 1.2 million times on Twitter/X, drew plenty of comments.

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Former Congressman Mocks Casey DeSantis As ‘America’s Karen’ For Endorsing Right-Wing Culture Wars

Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis made it clear this week that she wholeheartedly supports the right-wing culture wars her husband Ron has made the centerpiece of his campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, despite polls showing that such an approach is not the least bit popular with most voters.

Mrs. DeSantis even went so far as to launch what she calls “Mamas for DeSantis,” MSNBC’s Ja’han Jones reports.

Casey DeSantis, wife of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, is set to relaunch a group focused on portraying her husband as a friend to “mamas” everywhere, as his presidential campaign struggles with severe image problems.

She first launched “Mamas for DeSantis” — which appears to be a Moms for Liberty knockoff — to aid her husband’s gubernatorial reelection bid in 2022. At the time, Casey DeSantis claimed her goal was to sign up “a million mamas across the state of Florida.” She’s slated to relaunch the group at an Iowa campaign stop on Thursday — her first solo appearance on the campaign trail.

But as former Florida congressman David Jolly noted Saturday during an appearance on MSNBC, all Casey DeSantis is managing to do is reinforce why so many people will never cast a ballot for her husband.

“Casey DeSantis is a fairly compelling political figure in Florida and now nationally. For many, she’s the brighter side to Florida’s angry governor. For others, she’s become America’s Karen. And I think that’s the ultimate disconnect here with a campaign that needs to embrace more constituencies to get to the White House.”

Jolly added:

“Look, she is a more effective messenger than Ron DeSantis, but if all she is doing is amplifying the wrong message, she’s actually clarifying Ron DeSantis’ weaknesses. And so this, this ideology — the DeSantis doctrine, if you will — that our culture wars are the most pressing moments, and we are going to invent these culture wars to terrify voters? That’s simply not a message that resonates. So as I like to say, it doesn’t matter if it’s presented in heels or boots, the DeSantis doctrines are losing one. We’re gonna learn that the more Casey DeSantis gets out there.”

Conservative commentator Tara Setmayer echoed Jolly’s remarks.

 “I called her, I called her this, you know, ‘Serena Waterford wannabe’ needs to cut it out. We see you. So there’s all kinds of names for her. She needs to stop trying to measure the drapes in the White House and think that she’s some kind of Jackie O. reincarnate. I mean, Casey DeSantis. Keep an eye on her though. She’s a wiley figure.”

Casey DeSantis is America’s Karen, and that’s one nickname that’s going to stick.


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Pete Buttigieg Hilariously Trolls Ron DeSantis For His Anti-LGBTQ Ad With ‘Oiled-Up’ Bodybuilders

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg absolutely destroyed Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for a bizarre anti-LGBTQ ad he released online, suggesting that the governor might be more than a bit insecure about his own manliness.

The ad, which as been roundly condemned, NBC News reports, left both Democrats and Republicans shaking their heads.

DeSantis’ campaign reposted a video to Twitter last week showing overtures to the LGBTQ community by Trump over the years, including footage of him saying that he would “do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens” during a speech at the Republican National Convention in 2016. Trump issued the remarks in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The second part of the video shifts to a focus on DeSantis that appears to attempt to portray him as the paragon of masculinity. Thumping background music is accompanied by images of DeSantis, shirtless muscular men and headlines about the anti-LGBTQ policies DeSantis signed into law.

Here’s the ad in question:

Log Cabin Republicans, the largest LGBT Republican organization, condemned the ad, issuing a statement which reads, “Today’s message from the DeSantis campaign War Room is divisive and desperate. Republicans and other commonsense conservatives know Ron Desantis [sic] has alienated swing-state and younger voters.”

Buttigieg was asked for his take on the advertisement during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.

“You know, I’m going to choose my words carefully, partly because I’m appearing as secretary, so I can’t talk about campaigns,” Buttigieg told host Dana Bash.

“I’m going to leave aside the strangeness of trying to prove your manhood by putting up a video that splices images of you in between oiled up shirtless bodybuilders. And just get to the bigger issue that that is on my mind whenever I see this stuff in the policy space — which is, again, who are you trying to help? Who are you trying to make better off? And what public policy problems do you get up in the morning thinking about how to solve?”

Buttigieg then referenced recent infrastructure initiatives he unveiled during visits to Kentucky and North Dakota.

“These are the kinds of problems that most of us got into government, politics and public service in order to work on. And I just don’t understand the mentality of somebody who gets up in the morning thinking that he’s going to prove his worth by competing over who can make life hardest for a hard-hit community that is already so vulnerable in America.”

DeSantis may think his divisive rhetoric and ads will help him win in 2024, but he’s wrong. The vast majority of this country is sick and tired of bigotry disguised as patriotism and hatred wrapped in the guise of domestic policy.


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Ron DeSantis Gets Thoroughly Mocked For Posting Photoshopped Images Of Him Walking On The Beach

If there actually is a reset button for political campaigns, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis needs to smash the damn thing ASAP and pray for a miracle.

The latest humiliating misstep from DeSantis’ 2024 presidential campaign comes in the form of photos posted online by his wife, Casey, showing the two walking on the beach.

But are they really on the beach, or is the image just a result of digital manipulation?

The Independent looked into the matter and came to some interesting conclusions.

The image was taken for Mr DeSantis’s brief campaign for Senate in 2015 ahead of the 2016 election when incumbent Florida Senator Marco Rubio was running for president before campaigning for re-election to the upper chamber.

A Flickr account called “DeSantis for Senate” has a small number of images publically available showing Mr DeSantis speaking to voters as well as the image of Mr DeSantis walking on the beach alongside his wife.

Can you say Photoshop? Twitter users certainly could, and they also did some editing of their own.