Donald Trump surrendered to Democrat authorities in Fulton County, Georgia for booking and processing on the fourth politically motivated indictment brought against him.
The prospect of another Democrat prosecutor arresting Trump forced Trump’s GOP rivals to respond.
And you’ll be speechless when you see what Ron DeSantis said about Trump’s arrest.
While Democrat Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis spiked the football on her campaign of lawfare against Trump by forcing the 45th president to pose for a mug shot, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was campaigning at the “Field of Dreams” ballpark in Iowa.
DeSantis sought to capitalize on his college baseball career at Yale and the fact that he once played in the Little League World Series by staging a photo op at the ballpark built to mimic the field Kevin Costner’s character built at his farm in the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams.”
But the event turned into a disaster for DeSantis.
A reporter asked DeSantis about the “split screen” of DeSantis campaigning in Iowa while Democrats arrest Trump for a fourth time.
Observers could see the gears turning in DeSantis’s head on how to answer.
On one hand, the big-money donors who fund his campaign hate Trump and want to see DeSantis draw blood with sharper attacks.
And on the other hand DeSantis’s campaign strategy is not to alienate Trump supporters so if the Democrats’ lawfare succeeds in knocking Trump out of the race DeSantis can act as the natural landing spot.
That led to a painfully awkward answer where DeSantis – once again – passed on the opportunity to condemn the charges against Trump as a political ploy to attack democracy by depriving the American people of the right to pick their own leaders.
Asked Gov. DeSantis about the split screen of him being at the Field of Dreams in Iowa, and former President Trump getting arrested in Georgia.
DESANTIS: “Well I’m glad I’m at the Field of Dreams. I’m happy to be here.” pic.twitter.com/FHmzFMQtno
— aaron navarro (@aaronlarnavarro) August 25, 2023
Conservatives were not happy with DeSantis’s answer.
Journalist Julie Kelly – a frequent Tucker Carlson guest for her work in exposing the truth about January 6 – ripped DeSantis for not taking a stand on the political persecution of Trump as well as for not speaking out against the abusive prosecutions of Trump supporters who live in Florida on crimes relating to January 6.
This isn’t a serious answer. It’s a typical snarky, self-serving response.
One cannot be serious about “ending the weaponization” of government while at the same time ignoring the ongoing abusive prosecution of Trump supporters—including his own constituents. https://t.co/yi1V0be9zo
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) August 25, 2023
DeSantis’s fellow GOP rival Vivek Ramaswamy took a different tack.
Ramaswamy not only said he would pardon Trump, but Ramaswamy explained the charges against Trump were really an indictment of America’s “civic health” as the ruling party was now weaponizing the police power of the state to target political opposition.
The 38-year-old entrepreneur explained that he took these stands out of principle since it did him no political favors to see Trump in the race.
And Trump supporters were not happy DeSantis did not make that same point.
American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story and the rest of the breaking news in politics, please bookmark our site, consider making us your homepage and forward our content with your friends on social media and email.