On Sunday afternoon, Florida governor Ron DeSantis suspended his pitiful and futile presidential campaign and endorsed President Donald J. Trump. Once viewed as a respectable and skillful politician, DeSantis has thoroughly embarrassed himself with his contemptible disloyalty toward the former president.
It ought not be forgotten that Trump saved DeSantis’s fledgling gubernatorial campaign in 2018. Without Trump’s endorsement and tireless campaigning on behalf of the then-congressman, Andrew Gillum, a dogmatic Leftist with a disturbing history of drug and alcohol abuse, would have easily secured the governorship.
DeSantis, in short, owes his success to Trump. Rather than stand by Trump’s side, however, the below-average-height governor embarked on what can only be described as a masochistic run for the presidency.
The New York Young Republican Club firmly and unmistakably rejects DeSantis’s endorsement of Trump. DeSantis is not (and never was) an America-first candidate. Rather, he is a country-club mouthpiece of the neoliberal wing of the GOP who would prefer to go back to the halcyon days of Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor.
Don’t be fooled by DeSantis’s appeal to the MAGA movement; he represents nothing more than a reversion to the establishment Republican Party of the early aughts that championed billionaire tax cuts, the sunsetting of Social Security, and unfettered illegal immigration at the southern border.
We wish the sad and brooding empty suit that is Ron DeSantis a happy early retirement, for he has jettisoned any chance of a viable political future with his shameless displays of cowardice and betrayal.
Goodbye to Ron and his nasty online sycophants. As Winston Churchill said, “[the] truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.” (Unlike Ron, we used a real Churchill quote.)