Ron DeSantis is the most popular Republican elected official in America.
Should Donald Trump decide not to run for re-election in 2024, polls show DeSantis would be the clear frontrunner for the GOP Presidential nomination.
And Ron DeSantis just told Mark Levin one brutal truth that every conservative must learn.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stood up to Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci’s COVID police state during the entire pandemic.
He refused to impose economy-crushing lockdowns, and also banned mask and vaccine mandates in the Sunshine State.
Because of his refusal to bow down to Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci, the corporate-controlled media tried to use DeSantis as a political punching bag.
This included making up fake stories about how he supposedly allowed seasonal surges of COVID cases by not forcing Floridians to wear masks and submit to forced vaccination.
Of course, Blue States that locked down and imposed mask mandates also experienced seasonal surges.
That’s why the media’s hyper focus on Florida case counts was nothing more than a political attack designed to take out a Republican the media feared could defeat Joe Biden or Kamala Harris in 2024.
Unfortunately, when faced with negative media coverage, establishment Republicans back down and attempt to adopt the policies and rhetoric of the Left in order to earn favor with the press.
But during a recent interview with Mark Levin, Ron DeSantis took the opposite approach, instead embracing the smear campaign by saying he viewed it as positive feedback that he was fighting the right battles.
“When you’re over the target, they are going to come at you,” DeSantis stated. “I view it as positive feedback. If the corporate press nationally isn’t attacking me, then I’m probably not doing my job. So, the fact they are attacking me is a good indication that, you know what, I’m tackling the big issues. We’re going after Critical Race Theory. We’re fighting back against Biden’s mandates, we’re fighting back against the illegal immigration — all those things that a vast majority of Floridians and Americans want to see done, but that does threaten the ruling class and the regime. And so, when you stand up in this day and age that we’re in, when you’re speaking the truth, those folks do not want that to get out, and so they are going to throw arrows at you.”
DeSantis also said that one thing he learned from being attacked by the press with nasty lies and smears was that if you picked the correct battles, the corporate-controlled media was sure to come after you.
If Republicans would actually stand their ground and fight back, DeSantis added that they could win despite the media being completely against them.
“But I think what we have been able to show is if you stand your ground, if you lead, if you don’t back down and just stand for the right things, there is a groundswell of folks who will have your back, and that ultimately is what it is all about,” DeSantis added.
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