Ron DeSantis made this private promise about Trump that turned everything upside down

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis may have come up short in his Presidential campaign.

But that doesn’t mean DeSantis is retreating from the political scene.

And now Ron DeSantis made this private promise about Trump that turned everything upside down.

DeSantis tries to bury the hatchet with Donald Trump

Perhaps there were no more bitter feelings between two campaigns this Primary season than between the Trump and DeSantis teams.

DeSantis supporters thought Trump should have stepped aside after leading the GOP for eight years.

Trump supporters felt DeSantis should have waited his turn to run for President, especially since his endorsement in 2018 put DeSantis in the Governor’s Mansion.

But now it appears that DeSantis is trying to mend fences with Trump and his supporters.

Since Trump won the Primary, DeSantis is making the first move towards rapprochement.

At a donor retreat held at the South Florida’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, DeSantis told attendees that he plans to fundraise for Trump in the General Election.

DeSantis explained how Trump didn’t need him on the campaign trail since Florida wasn’t a competitive state, but said that he wanted to be put to his highest use.

“This is not going to be a state that’s competitive in November, and that’s just the reality. So I don’t anticipate there being much campaign here for the top of the ticket,” DeSantis stated. “How I can help nationally, I want to be able to do that, I don’t know exactly.”

DeSantis supporters back the decision

DeSantis donor and Texas businessman Roy Bailey told NBC that he and other big money donors were ready to get on board with Trump.

“I will follow the Governor’s lead and I will do anything that he or President Trump ask me to do to help him win this election,” Bailey told NBC 

“I know where there are DeSantis supporters all over Texas and all over the country that will want to help President Trump. So that’s what I’ll try to make happen,” Bailey continued. 

“If we can unlock and motivate our donors for Trump and put more fuel in his tank, that’s what we want to do, and that’s what we need to do to make sure Biden is not reelected,” Bailey said in a separate interview with CNN.

The news that DeSantis was ready to lend his fundraising heft – he raised a record $200 million for his re-election campaign in 2022 – could not come at a better time.

The last Federal Election Commission reports showed Biden and the Democrat National Committee had $192 million cash on hand compared to $90 million for Trump and the Republican National Committee.

Trump started to close that gap with a fundraiser where he took in a record $50.5 million in one night.

DeSantis joining the fundraising operation will only serve to help ensure that Trump is competitive with Biden in the money chase.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.