In an uncharacteristically blunt critique of his strongest competitor in the 2024 Republican primary, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) stated that former President Trump committed billions to the national debt and backed sanctuary for illegal immigrants.
On Wednesday evening, DeSantis told journalists that Trump had been criticizing him and he was especially targeting him for votes opposing an omnibus expenditure bill that he approved when he was president.
Trump had been, in DeSantis’ words, “drawing helpful contrast with me now.”
DeSantis stated the omnibus budget measures ought not to have been approved by the president. In just four years, he increased the debt by about $8 trillion.
DeSantis declared himself to be content with being on the conservative side of that discussion.
DESANTIS ON BEATING TRUMP:
While praising Trump for the things he did well, Governor DeSantis lays out the clear message on why his conservative record makes DeSantis the better to choice to lead the country.
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— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) May 26, 2023
Those who met the requirements for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program might have been able to reapply for their immigration status once every three years forever under H.R. 4760.
According to the recently announced contender, Trump presented it as casting votes against a wall.
DeSantis during a New Hampshire radio hit today attacked Trump for signed "bloated" budget bills and adding "almost $8 trillion in debt" while president pic.twitter.com/wstf1a51HM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 25, 2023
DeSantis remarked that if everybody recalls, the legislation was like an insignificant sum in return for enormous amnesty. He continued to oppose amnesty and challenged how a law that did so could be seen to put “America first.”
According to a tweet from Trump at the time, House Republicans ought to approve the robust but equitable immigration bill.
He was referring to as Goodlatte II, during the noon vote, despite the fact that the Democrats were refusing to allow it to succeed in the Senate.
Trump Claims He Didn’t Influence
The then-president said he wasn’t advocating for lawmakers to vote for the legislation, though.
Later on, he posted to Twitter that he hadn’t pressured House Republicans to support the immigration bill, neither GOODLATTE 1 or 2, since it would never have garnered sufficient Democrats, so long as there is the 60-vote barrier.