The 2024 Republican Presidential Primary is underway and the field is starting to get crowded.
Ron DeSantis is the only Republican with a real shot at taking the GOP nomination from Donald Trump.
And Ron DeSantis is planning to make this issue Donald Trump’s biggest weakness in 2024.
DeSantis discusses his strengths for Evangelicals
Donald Trump will be the first to admit that he believes Evangelical Christians helped propel him to victory in 2016. The former President has thanked Christians on many occasions and often reminds them that he was the strongest pro-life President in history.
But Ron DeSantis is trying to take that base of loyal voters from Trump. The Florida Governor said there’s a good reason for Christians to walk away from Trump. He said Trump has gone soft on the most important issue for Christians – the fight against abortion.
DeSantis sat down for an interview with David Brody on the 700 Club. The interview with Christian Broadcasting Network aired over the weekend and the Florida Governor slammed Trump for giving up on the cause and turning his back on Christians.
This is why DeSantis believes he is the best nominee for the Republican Party in 2024.
DeSantis celebrates his ability to turn a “purple state” into a Republican stronghold
Brody described the state of America as having “gone to hell in a handbasket.” He said Christians stood by Trump in both the 2016 and 2020 elections and asked DeSantis, “why you rather than Donald Trump, who was very successful with Evangelicals?”
Initially, DeSantis stood on his election record in the state of Florida. He said he took “a purple state and turned it into a Red state through bold leadership.” He said the Republican Party needs “to do the same thing nationally” and added that he gained his position in Florida thanks in no small part to Evangelicals.
He said in addition to gaining a “record” number of Christian voters, he also brought in “a record with Hispanics and a record for a Republican with women voters.” The Governor described his victory as “bold” and said we need to beat Biden the same way or “the Left is going to absolutely destroy this country.”
DeSantis went on to slam Trump for what he views as disloyalty to Christian voters.
Trump described DeSantis’ heartbeat bill as “harsh”
“The other thing is, I don’t think there’s any elected official in the country who’s not only stood up for the values that we all share but has actually beat the Left back on these things,” DeSantis said, before adding that he thinks Trump doesn’t have what it takes to stand up when it’s necessary.
He touted his heartbeat bill, which he called a “big, big deal.” Though he recognized Trump’s impact on the fight for life, he said that he showed his weakness by opposing the heartbeat bill. DeSantis said the former President called his legislation “harsh.”
DeSantis said he was “really surprised” about Trump’s response to a bill that would ban abortion at the point of fetal heartbeat. “I thought he would compliment the fact that we were able to do the heartbeat bill, which pro-lifers have wanted for a long time,” DeSantis said, before adding that Trump went the other way.
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