Donald Trump Says It’s “Very Unlikely” He Would Consider Ron DeSantis as Running Mate – Launches Multiple Attacks on DeSantis (VIDEO)

You can put the idea of a Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis dream ticket to bed for good now.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported that DeSantis described himself as “more of an executive guy” in response to speculation over Trump selecting him as running mate. Of course, politicians in the past have dismissed the vice-presidential role before ultimately accepting it.

But Trump all but ruled out the possibility in an interview with Newsmax on Friday, calling the idea of an alliance “very unlikely.” He told host Rob Schmitt he “never thought of” picking DeSantis as a running mate and there were multiple other options to choose from in the GOP.

No, I think that would be a very unlikely alliance.

“I’ve never thought of it. We have a lot of great people in the Republican Party. I’ve never thought of it; but you know some people every once in awhile mention it, but that’s about it.

WATCH (Trump starts talking about DeSantis around the 4:00 mark):

The former president again claimed credit for DeSantis’s political success during the interview. Trump cited his role in helping DeSantis win the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary against former Republican Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

I appointed him. He was failing badly in the polls. He was out of politics. He was going to be out of politics, and I endorsed him, and he went from a very small number to a very high number. I had rallies for Ron, and we got him in.

Then a couple of years later, they said, ‘Would you run against the president for president?’ He said, ‘I have no comment.’ I said, ‘That’s not supposed to happen.

Trump went on to hit DeSantis’s electability and launched a series of attacks against the Florida governor on entitlements, COVID, and education.

If you look at his record, he can’t win, because he voted against Social Security; he voted against everything. He voted against things that are so important. Medicare. He voted against Medicare. He wanted to raise the age substantially of people getting Social Security.

“The things he’s voted against are devastating because people don’t know this about Ron: Ron was a disciple of Paul Ryan. And Paul Ryan was a loser. You know that. He was a loser in many ways.”

“You know everyone thought he did great on COVID; but if you look at the list, he did poorly on COVID. He was in the numbers, the same numbers as New York — a little bit worse than New York.”

“He’s bad on education. “Bad on COVID. Bad on many different things that people don’t know about as somebody I feel like I am running against, even though he has not announced.

The former president also asked Schmitt “to get the word out” on DeSantis’s policies.

But you have to get the word out, Rob. You know, I don’t like saying this about another Republican, but you have to.

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Two West Texas A&M Students File Federal Lawsuit Over On-Campus Drag Show Being Canceled

Two West Texas A&M students have filed a federal lawsuit over an on-campus drag queen show being canceled.

The event being canceled has sparked protests from students.

Barrett Bright and Lauren Stovall, the President and Vice President of the student LGBTQ group Spectrum WT, claim that Dr. Walter Wendler, President of West Texas A&M University, violated their First Amendment rights by not allowing the event to take place.

“As a public official, (Wendler) cannot bar Spectrum WT and its members from exercising their First Amendment rights merely because he believes his personal opinions override the Constitution. They do not,” the lawsuit claims, according to a report from ABC 7.

The report states that the students are suing Wendler, the VP of Student Affairs, Chancellor John Sharp, and the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

“As required by Texas state law, West Texas A&M policy prohibits the university from “deny[ing a student] organization any benefit generally available to other student organizations at the institution,” including use of university facilities, based on the “political, religious, philosophical, ideological, or academic viewpoint expressed by the organization or any expressive activities of the organization,’” the lawsuit continues.

The drag show, “A Fool’s Drag Race,” was scheduled for March 31.

On Monday, the student’s were informed that the event could not take place.

Bright claims that Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Christopher Thomas told him that Wendler did not like the idea of hosting a drag show because it is discriminatory towards women.

“West Texas A&M had not received any formal or informal complaints from students or staff that a drag show would constitute harassment of any individual or group,” the lawsuit argues.

The students are asking the court to force the university to host the event and prevent them from stopping future drag events.

ABC 7 reports that they are also seeking a “declaratory judgment that Wendler’s cancellation of the March 31 charity drag show, and his pledge to prevent similar expressive activity at West Texas A&M, violate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution,” compensatory and nominal damages against Wendler, punitive damages against Wendler, and their attorneys’ fees.

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Florida NAACP Requests National Board Issue Travel Advisory Warning to the State for Black People to Avoid the State Due to ‘Safety Concerns’

In Orlando, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Florida State conference voted unanimously to seek permission from its national leadership to issue a travel advisory for the state claiming “safety concerns.”

In January, The Gateway Pundit reported that the NAACP is considering filing a lawsuit over Florida banning a high school AP African American Studies class that contained sections on Critical Race Theory and Queer Theory.

The course was banned after a review found that it violated the state law prohibiting CRT from being taught in K-12 classrooms.

A decision is expected in May from NAACP leadership on whether to issue the travel advisory.

10 Investigates reports:

10 Investigates first reported on Tuesday the Florida NAACP Florida State Conference voted unanimously over the weekend to ask its national office for approval to issue a travel advisory in the wake of recent policies and legislation targeting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

One of the bills, HB 999, in its current form would ban certain courses on gender studies and race. Some in higher education contend that DEI courses are an invaluable learning tool. Should the law pass, certain majors like women’s studies and any subject surrounding critical race theory would be eliminated as well. The bill is headed to the State Senate for approval.

“We would issue this to anyone who is thinking of coming to Florida, thinking of sending their children to school — anyone planning to breathe in Florida,” Florida NAACP legislative affairs chair Marsha Ellison told 10 Investigates earlier this week. “We want people to be ‘woke.’”


The push for the travel advisory is also in response to the state’s rejection of an Advanced Placement African American Studies course. In a letter, the state said it “lacks educational value.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Black history is taught in Florida schools as its part of the core curriculum, but called the proposed AP African American Studies course “indoctrination, not education.”

The College Board fired back against the Florida Department of Education calling their characterization of course materials “slander” and said it is politically motivated.

“What a joke. What a joke. Yeah, we’ll see how effective that is. Our country, you know, it goes through all these – we get involved in these stupid fights. This is a stunt to try to do that. It’s a pure stunt, and fine if you want to waste your time on a stunt, that’s fine. Look, I mean, I’m not wasting my time on your stunts. OK. I’m gonna make sure that we’re getting good things done here. And we’re gonna continue to make this state a great state.”

BREAKING: DeSantis reacts to @NAACP urging a “travel advisory” for Fla.

“What a joke! […] These people would be on CNN [and] then they would end up being [spotted] vacationing in Florida! […] This is a stunt, to try to do that [….] I’m not wasting my time on your stunts.”

— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) March 23, 2023

Florida is no stranger to political stunts from other states and organizations trying to force their wokeness on a free state.

In February, San Francisco, California quietly admitted they need red states.  The City had enacted an ordinance prohibiting contracting with companies or allowing city officials to travel to states, including Florida,  that restrict abortion or have laws city officials decide are discriminatory against minorities or gays.

report assessing the effectiveness of the ban reveals that the ban has raised the cost of the City’s annual contracting cost by as much as 20 percent. The report confirms, “This increase suggests that the city’s threat of boycott may not serve as a compelling deterrent to states considering restrictive policies.”

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Joe Biden’s Absence on the Global Stage – The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft joins Legendary Host Lou Dobbs on The Great America Show (Audio)

Lou Dobbs is the host of The Great America Show podcast, introduced on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2021. His career in broadcasting spans more than 40 years: starting in local news, then going to CNN in 1980 as one of the network’s original anchors. He took his show Lou Dobbs Tonight to Fox Business Network in 2011, where it became the highest rated show in business television. Lou is a best-selling author, whose books include Space the Next Business Frontier, War on the Middle Class, Exporting America, Independents Day, Upheaval, The Trump Century, Border War and Putin’s Gambit.

Throughout his career, Lou Dobbs has been fearless in his reporting on illegal immigration, open borders, election integrity, and common-sense economics.

Dobbs is the recipient of numerous honors, including Emmy Awards, The George Foster Peabody Award, CableAce, Business Journalism Review Luminary Award, and the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans. He graduated from Harvard, majoring in Economics.

On Friday The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft joined Lou Dobbs on his Great America Podcast.

Loud Dobbs titled the segment:


It was an honor and a joy to join the Great Lou Dobbs on his podcast this week.

The @gatewaypundit‘s very own @jimhoft_ joins Lou on today’s episode of #TheGreatAmericaShow. Please join us at!

— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) March 24, 2023

Check out future podcasts from Lou Dobbs at

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Fired FBI Goon Peter Strzok Issues Veiled Death Threat to Donald Trump as Leading GOP Candidate Heads to Waco, Texas for Historic Rally

It’s been 30 years since the ATF-FBI siege on the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas in 1993.
The government siege led to a massacre of 76 people including 25 children.

The deadly assault on David Koresh’s Branch Davidian compound took place from February 28 through April 19, 1993, over suspected weapons violations. The ATF had attempted to raid the compound and a gun battle ensued, leaving four government agents and six Branch Davidians dead. For the next 50 days, the government would use psychological warfare, such as playing the sound of animals being slaughtered, until ultimately the compound was burned to the ground with nearly everyone still inside.

The siege ended with the massacre of 76 people.

On Friday fired FBI agent Peter Strzok posted a veiled death threat against President Trump just hours before his historic rally Saturday in Waco, Texas.

Strzok, who is famous for running an illicit coup on the US president and banging a colleague in the broom closet, posted a photo of the government-led massacre at the religious compound in Waco, Texas.

Everyone knows it was the feds who were ultimately blamed for this horrible mass killing.

And, now Peter Strzok is posting this warning to Trump and his supporters.

It is shocking to see today that such an unhinged and unethical monster was sitting at the top level of the FBI!

Strzok’s veiled threat did not scare away the Trump supporters. Thousands were lined up this morning at the crack of dawn.

MASSIVE PRE-DAWN LINES Form in Waco, TX this Morning for Historic Trump Rally – Ted Nugent Announces “I Will Unleash a Fire-Breathing Star-Spangled Banner”

President Trump’s rally will be aired today on Newsmax, OANN, and RSBN.

TUNE IN: Don’t miss @NEWSMAX‘s LIVE coverage of former President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Waco, Texas this Saturday!

Join hosts Rob Finnerty, Lidia Curanj and Christina Thompson starting Saturday at 4 PM ET.


— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) March 24, 2023

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Nancy Pelosi Takes a Shot at San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for Calling on Her to Repent For Being Pro-Abortion

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a shot at Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for calling on her to repent for her pro-abortion views.

Pelosi claims to be a Catholic.

Pelosi’s comments were made during a speech at Georgetown University’s Center on Faith and Justice on Thursday.

“I think I’m pro-life because I care about children and the rest,” said Pelosi, a pro-abortion extremist.

The California congresswoman then turned her frustration to Archbishop Cordileone.

“I have a problem with my archbishop, well the archbishop of the city I represent,” Pelosi said. “But, I mean, I figure that’s his problem, not mine.”

The rambling former Speaker added that she think she is “pretty much in sync when it talks about the social compact of the Catholic bishops and the rest.”

“They are willing to abandon the bulk of it because of one thing,” Pelosi said of abortion.

Archbishop Cordileone announced that she could no longer receive communion in a public notification letter to her that was published last May.

“As you have not publicly repudiated your position on abortion, and continue to refer to your Catholic faith in justifying your position and to receive Holy Communion, that time has now come,” Cordileone said.

“Therefore, in light of my responsibility as the Archbishop of San Francisco to be ‘concerned for all the Christian faithful entrusted to [my] care’ (Code of Canon Law, can. 383, §1), by means of this communication I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you publicly repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance,” the letter continued.

Pelosi defied the notice and took communion at the 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Trinity in Georgetown shortly after.

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Utah’s New Law Requires Parental Consent for Minors to Use Social Media

Two laws signed by Republican Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday aim to curb unhealthy addictions to social media in children.

Under the new laws, children under 18 cannot use social media between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. Age verification and parental consent will also be required to use the platforms.

Social media companies must also grant parents access to their children’s accounts.

The laws also open social media platforms up to lawsuits filed on behalf of children under the age of 16 that have been harmed by their use. Instead of a plaintiff having to prove harm, the burden of proof will shift to companies being required to prove that they were not harmful.

Cox pointed to social media use being linked to “poor mental health outcomes” for children.

“We remain very optimistic that we will be able to pass not just here in the state of Utah but across the country legislation that significantly changes the relationship of our children with these very destructive social media apps,” Cox said.

According to a report from ABC News, “outside of Utah, lawmakers in red states including Arkansas, Texas, Ohio and Louisiana and blue states including New Jersey are advancing similar proposals. California, meanwhile, enacted a law last year requiring tech companies to put kids’ safety first by barring them from profiling children or using personal information in ways that could harm children physically or mentally.”

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an internet free speech organization, has claimed that the laws violate teenagers’ “right” to privacy from their parents.

Nicole Saad Bembridge, an associate director at NetChoice, a tech lobby group, also opposed the legislation. She told ABC News that “Utah will soon require online services to collect sensitive information about teens and families, not only to verify ages, but to verify parental relationships, like government-issued IDs and birth certificates, putting their private data at risk of breach.”

The laws will go into effect in March 2024.

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Tucker: NYT Nord Stream Story “Even Dumber” than Claiming Putin Did It

Tucker Carlson roasted the latest Biden Regime lies being peddled about the US attack on the Nord Stream pipeline om Friday: “Imagine if you found yourself repeating something that ridiculous on television.”

Tucker Carlson: It has been a long week in the news business. All sorts of things you thought could never happen did in fact happen and then vice versa. A whole lot of predictions failed to materialize. The big theme of the week, as usual, was lying.

There was an extraordinary amount of lying. At this point, the people in charge seem like they tell the truth only by accident. Occasionally, somebody in power will say something true and is swiftly punished for it. Can’t have that. It’s infuriating to watch, but it’s also, if you look at it right, very amusing.

These are not sophisticated deceptions. This is not Dwight Eisenhower stealthily planning D-Day. This is your 5-year-old ambling in with frosting on his face to tell you we never touch the birthday cake.

Should that make you mad? Of course, it should make you mad, but if you’re human, you will also laugh at it. Cake? What cake? It’s hilarious. The kid has no idea how ridiculous he is.

So, with that spirit in mind, we’re going to devote the next hour to a special presentation on lying in American politics. We’re going to do our best to stay amused, because that’s much better than being angry.

And we’re going to start with what could be the funniest lie of the year. Vladimir Putin blew up Russia’s natural gas pipeline to Europe. Now, why would Putin do something like that? Well, they told us, because he’s evil.

Putin is so evil that he murdered his own country’s economy purely for the dark thrill of doing it. That’s evil. It takes a bad man to declare war against himself. Next, Putin will be invading Moscow. 

That was their story, the story the Biden administration told us and then every single news organization in the country, with no exceptions at all, backed up the lie.

Of course, Putin did it, they lectured us. Don’t ask questions, or you’re a Russian agent.

There was, for a moment, a perfectly united front of falsehood on the question of what happened to Nord Stream, but it wasn’t enough. The story was too absurd to stand, even by the standards of 2023.

Anyone who thought about it for even a moment, realized that, of course, Vladimir Putin didn’t blow up his own pipeline. Why would he do that? The Biden administration blew up Vladimir Putin’s pipeline.

Of course, Joe Biden himself had promised on camera that he would do it and then Biden officials publicly celebrated after it happened. So, every rational person knew the truth. After a few months, the people who lie for a living decided to make up a news story.

Unfortunately, this one was even dumber and less believable.

“OK”, they conceded, “Putin didn’t do it. That was wrong, we’ll admit it was not Putin who blew up the pipeline.” It was the Ukrainians, but not the Ukrainians you’re familiar with, the ones who are getting billions of American tax dollars every month. No, no, no. Not our Ukrainian friends. They would never do that.

It was Ukrainians we’ve never met. It was rogue Ukrainians acting against Russia, but with no connection to the Biden administration whatsoever.

These are good people fighting for a noble cause, but doing it entirely on their own without our assistance or knowledge. That’s what The New York Times told us actually happened, and then everybody swallowed it. Watch CNN.

REPORTER: In a separate but parallel story, we’ve been learning more, Kate, about the Nord Stream attack. You remember the Nord Stream pipeline back in September saw an explosion, a sabotage effort, but it is the subject of an ongoing investigation by German authorities. According to The New York Times report, they say that they believe that, according to sources, it may have been perpetrated by a group aligned with the aims of Kyiv, but not actually backed by Kyiv, not run by Kyiv, an independent group acting on its behalf and in its name.

“Totally independent.” Now, imagine if you found yourself repeating something that ridiculous on television.

Here you have an explosion, a three-part explosion that was part of a deep sea operation in the Baltic Sea, 300 feet underwater, that happened at exactly the moment that NATO war games are going on in the area, so you would think that there was probably some involvement from a military somewhere.

(GP Note: According to Seymour Hersh’s report, the Nord Streams explosions 9/26/22 actually took place three months after the NATO BALTOPS 22 exercise 6/21/2022, which Hersh claims was used to plant the explosives. Sorry, Tucker.)

But no, says the lady on the TV, repeating The New York Times, it was a shadowy, unnamed group of totally independent Ukrainians, who happen to live in a country that the Biden administration runs, and whose pensions are being paid for by you. Right. “Totally independent.”

Does anyone really believe that, as a single human being, including the hair hats repeating it, actually believe that? 

No. And that’s the thing about so many of these lies. You don’t believe them, but you’re not special. Nobody believes them. Even the people repeating them.


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BIDEN ECONOMY: Federal Government Spending UP 40% Since 2019 as Inflation Soars and Recession Looms

The Biden economy is destroying America and our way of life as we know it.  The main element behind the 40-year high inflation, the rising interest rates and the banking segment collapse is Biden’s spending.  It’s almost uncontrollable. 

Steve Bannon laid it out nicely.  Biden’s spending is leading to inflation, rising interest rates and the banking segment collapse.

DEVELOPING: Moody’s Cuts Outlook For Entire US Banking Sector, Puts Six Banks on ‘Downgrade’ Watch

The CATO Institute laid out the massive spending in a recent report.

Federal spending jumped from $4.45 trillion in 2019 to $6.21 trillion in 2023, according to the Congressional Budget Office. That is a 40 percent increase in four years. The pandemic supercharged the federal budget, and spending and deficits are expected to continue rising unless policymakers pursue major reforms.

What is all the new spending since 2019? The answer is surprising, as shown in the two tables below. The main drivers of the recent increases have not been the largest three programs—Social Security, Medicare, and defense—but rather rapid growth in numerous other programs.

CATO shows the amount of spending by category:

Below is the increase in spending by Department.  Food stamps are the big driver under the Department of Agriculture.

Hidden in these numbers are the costs for the millions of illegal aliens who have been allowed to enter this country and the costs of paying people to stay home.

This mess is a nightmare and will only accelerate as the Biden regime works daily to take down America.

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Rod Dreher, an Appreciation

For twelve years, Rod Dreher’s blog was an indispensable voice at The American Conservative. It launched three New York Times bestselling books and injected the public square with provocative and timely antidotes to the secular progressive ailments of our time. Rod remains perhaps the most incisive cultural commentator of our current moment. His ability to identify cultural trends early, and offer actionable strategies for conservatives to resist the cultural tide, has made him among the best in the business.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we are fortunate to be supported by a broad base of individuals and foundations who believe in our mission to advance a “Main Street” vision for conservatism. While our supporters often like to fund specific programs and talent at the organization, the diversified nature of our financial support provides us a level of resilience to the changing interests of our supporters.

Additionally, as Rod wrote in his gracious sign-off post, TAC’s strategy is changing a bit. The media landscape in 2023 is quite different than it was in 2011, when Rod’s prolific blog came to TAC. The rise of Substack has further differentiated the way audiences read personality-driven blogs from the way they read middle-brow magazines of ideas. As TAC looks to increase our influence and become a premier magazine of the Right, the time was right to refocus on the core content areas of our type of publication: original reporting, commentary, and magazine features.

Contrary to reports, there is no concern from TAC leadership that Rod Dreher’s work is or has been inconsistent with our mission. TAC remains committed to a robust social conservatism, a defense of faith, family, and our country’s Christian heritage, as we have since our founding twenty years ago.

We look forward to continuing to offer our institutional support to Rod’s work, including the launch of his next book—sure to be another best-seller.

Over the last week, I invited a few of our board members and staff to chime in to offer their own brief Rod appreciations. Here is what they wrote:

“Rod’s example has given me the courage to speak my mind on many occasions when my instinct was to shut up and play it safe. I am grateful for that. Also, as a Southerner and an Orthodox Christian, it was great having a writer around who made me feel represented, as the left would say.”

Helen Andrews, print editor

 “Rod has modeled fearless and faithful engagement with the culture for decades. The Old Testament makes clear that prophets are rarely happy people, but Rod has held fast to humanity and joy in the midst of cultural decline and despair with an honesty and intellectual curiosity that is a great gift to many. For me, he has been an example of writing to and for readers we would have be our friends.”

Micah Meadowcroft, web editor

“Rod is one of the most significant influences on my understanding of the currents of modern culture. I cannot praise his contribution to TAC enough. I look forward to the publication of his upcoming book on Christian re-enchantment, and continuing to follow his passionate and personal analysis.”

Dom Watkins, chairman of the board

“For twelve years, Rod Dreher has enlightened and enlivened TAC readers with his trenchant, probing, provocative, and sprightly written critiques on the state of American politics and culture, and his impact over that time is reflected in the massive following he generated with his sharply honed judgments and prose. Consistently did he represent his philosophical convictions with clarity, vision, and courage, and I commend him for his past accomplishments even as I look forward to his future ones.”

Robert W. Merry, board member and former editor

TAC would probably not have survived during our leanest years were it not for the readers and attention that Rod’s cultural commentary brought to our enterprise. We will always be grateful to Rod for his loyalty and intellectual courage.

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