(TheConservativeNews.org) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) responded to repeated attacks from former President Donald Trump during a press conference on Tuesday, saying it’s “just noise” and he’s focused on delivering for voters at the highest level possible.
DeSantis avoided attacking former President Donald Trump during the presser, even after facing questions on the former president’s upcoming announcement and “less than flattering” remarks about the governor. Instead, DeSantis pointed to the mass Republican victories experienced in Florida last week outside of his own race, where he defeated Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) by double digits.
“Well you know one of the things I’ve learned in this job is, when you’re leading, when you’re getting things done, you take incoming fire. That’s just the nature of it,” DeSantis explained. “I roll out of bed in the morning, I’ve got corporate media outlets that have a spasm just because I’m getting up in the morning. And it’s constantly attacking and this is just what’s happened.”
“I don’t think any governor got attacked more, particularly by corporate media, than me over my four-year term. And yet, I think what you learn is all that’s just noise,” he said. “Really what matters is, are you leading? Are you getting in front of issues? Are you delivering results for people? Are you standing up for folks? And if you do that, then none of that stuff matters.”
DeSantis went on to detail that he has focused more on delivering positive change for the people of Florida, saying that he would “tell people to go check out the scoreboard from last Tuesday night.” This generated applause from the audience and the people standing behind him.
“The fact of the matter is, it was the greatest Republican victory in the history of the state of Florida,” the clip concluded.
DeSantis has been widely praised by conservatives, moderates, and even some liberals for the way that he responded to the pandemic as he battled against measures touted by Dr. Anthony Fauci and refused to shut down his state’s economy and public school system. More Americans moved to Florida during the pandemic than moved to any other state as a result of how the state handled the pandemic.