Ron DeSantis slams Donald Trump for "moving to the left" and becoming "a different guy"
Who is more conservative: Trump or DeSantis? The latter thinks it's him.
DeSantis shared his damning critique of the former president in an interview this week with radio host Matt Murphy.
"It seems like he's running to the left and I have always been somebody that's just been moored in conservative principles," DeSantis explained.
"So these will be interesting debates to have. But I can tell you, you don't win nationally by moving to the left. You win nationally by standing for bold policy," he continued. "We showed that in Florida."
DeSantis went on to say that Trump "is going left on a lot of issues" and "is a different guy today" than he was during his first campaign.
He added he believes Trump's 2024 campaign is going in "the wrong direction" and said he doesn't know why Trump began attacking him.
"After I won a big victory he wasn't happy with that. And he does his thing on social media. So you'd have to ask him about that," DeSantis said.
Ron DeSantis enters the ring against power player Donald Trump
Later that day, he sat down with Twitter CEO Elon Musk for an hour-long conversation about his presidential ambitions hosted on Twitter Spaces, which was plagued with technical and sound issues.
Trump, who is currently leading in polls for the Republican Party nomination by wide margins, mocked DeSantis for the rocky launch event in a bizarre rant on Truth Social, where he appeared to compare the two politicians' penis sizes.
Despite DeSantis making big moves, Trump has continued to get more air time, and has another Town Hall event scheduled on Fox News on June 1.
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