Ron Needs Better Handlers: DeSantis Waffles, Backtracks on Ukraine War, Then Uses John McCain Gasoline Line to Insult Russians

Strike 2 for the Florida governor.

Earlier this week Florida Governor Ron DeSantis finally responded to the news that President Trump was going to be indicted by a Soros-funded New York City DA on garbage charges that have been tossed from court several times already.

But rather than condemn the lawlessness of this far-left DA, DeSantis took a swipe at Trump and porn stars.

The Communists are destroying our justice system and Ron was cracking jokes!  This did not go over well with the majority of Republican voters who support Donald Trump.

Pete Hegseth said it best:

“It Felt Like a Jeb Bush Sort of Scott Walker Cheap Shot” – Pete Hegseth ON FIRE: Blasts Ron DeSantis Over His Swipe Against Trump (VIDEO)

On Wednesday Piers Morgan released his interview with Governor DeSantis. And now Ron is waffling on the War in Ukraine. In his original remarks last week to Tucker Carlson, DeSantis sided with Republican voters and pushed back on the rush to World War III. But by Wednesday, and after several discussions with his handlers, Ron DeSantis switched positions on the War in Ukraine and hurled insults at Russia. The governor even used an old John McCain insult, saying Russia was “basically a gas station with a bunch of nuclear weapons.”

What a disappointment. He waffled on his war stance. And then he used a washed-up McCain line to attack Putin.

His handlers and the GOPe may love that – but Republican voters will not.
Strike 2 for Ron.

The Daily Mail reported:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sought to clean up comments where he called Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine a ‘territorial dispute’ after drawing rebukes against ‘isolationism’ but praise from Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

‘Well, I think it’s been mischaracterized. Obviously, Russia invaded — that was wrong. They invaded Crimea and took that in 2014 — That was wrong,’ DeSantis told Piers Morgan in an interview more than a week after his initial comments.

He also rolled out tough talk against Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling him a ‘war criminal’ and saying he should be ‘held accountable,’ while dissing Russia as ‘basically a gas station with a bunch of nuclear weapons’ during a week when Putin huddled with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Moscow.

He then stated some of the territorial facts on the ground, as Russian and Russian mercenary forces continue their relentless siege of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.

‘What I’m referring to is where the fighting is going on now which is that eastern border region Donbas, and then Crimea, and you have a situation where Russia has had that. I don’t think legitimately but they had,’ he said. Russia invaded Crimea in 2014 prompting a raft of sanctions from the U.S. and allies.

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