Liberal group spotlights burgeoning battle between Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis over COVID-19

A liberal group is highlighting a schism between two prominent Republicans who may be running for President in 2024, with COVID-19 central to the divide. And a spokesperson notes it may be decision time for one of them soon.

“Soon, Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to have to make a decision — fully kiss the ring, or separate himself and infuriate Donald Trump even further,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Alexandra De Luca. “It seems like he’s choosing the latter. Let’s see how that plays out for him in 2024.”

American Bridge cited an interview with DeSantis on the Ruthless Podcast, where the Governor said he wished he had been “louder” in critiques of Donald Trump in 2020.

“What could you do, you know, earlier? I think like, when COVID was first coming, we were actually engaged in it. I was telling Trump, ‘Stop the flights from China,’ because we didn’t know what we were dealing with. But, you know, I never thought in February, early March, that it would lead to locking down the country. I just didn’t. I didn’t think that was on the radar,” DeSantis said.

“I was dealing with, I mean, I had (Vice President Mike)

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