DeSantis calls Trump an “election loser”

The presidential election campaign in the USA is in the starting blocks. Ron DeSantis, one of the contenders for the Republican candidacy, is now taking a hard line against former President Donald Trump, who is ahead in the polls.

The Florida governor’s statements refer primarily to Trump’s comments that he did not lose the 2020 election to Democratic candidate Joe Biden. “Of course he lost. Joe Biden is the president,” DeSantis said, according to in an interview with NBC, giving the Republican campaign a new direction. Until now, DeSantis had always dodged questions about Trump’s allegations that he had been cheated out of an election victory. Courts, election authorities and also the former attorney general of the Trump administration had repeatedly stated that there was no credible evidence for the former president’s claim.

2020 was not “the perfect election” for DeSantis

“Whoever puts their hand on the Bible every four years on Jan. 20 is the winner,” DeSantis said rather vaguely at the beginning of the interview, but then explained that the 2020 presidential election was not the “perfect election” either. “I don’t think it was a well-run election,” the Florida governor added. Among other things, he criticized the sharp increase in voting by mail in the wake of the Corona pandemic.

Image: Matt Johnson from Omaha, Nebraska, United States, Ron DeSantis (51460229216), CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size changed)

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