For days, talk has surfaced about former President Trump potentially being indicted. Being used as ammunition for a potential indictment is the payment that Trump made to porn star Stormy Daniels during his 2016 presidential run.
According to the prosecution, this poses legal issues for the former president because he used campaign money to make the payment. The prosecution is also making the case that Trump made this payment to Daniels with the intention of aiding his presidential campaign.
Trump and his supporters have declared that what’s happened is nothing more than a witch hunt. Likewise, the former president denies ever having had an affair with Daniels.
According to the Tampa Free Press, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also recently weighed in on the murmurs about a possible Trump indictment.
The Latest From DeSantis
Amid a Panama City Beach press conference, the Florida governor noted that while he wasn’t aware of precisely what may happen with Trump, he’s certainly seen the rumors.
From here, DeSantis pointed out that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is pursuing this case against Trump, is funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros.
DeSantis also made to note that because of the district attorney’s failed leadership, crime in Manhattan has risen.
WATCH: DeSantis says he will not get involved in “manufactured circus” from “Soros DA” in reference to Trump indictment rumors
“He’s trying to do a political spectacle […] I can’t spend my time worrying about things of that nature, so we’re not gonna be involved in it anyway.” pic.twitter.com/5KdTiFH70m
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) March 20, 2023
The Florida governor’s remarks also included a confirmation that while he can’t speak to the particulars of the affair Trump’s accused of paying hush money for, his administration also won’t be involved in anything pertaining to Bragg or Trump.
While in Panama City Beach, DeSantis specifically reiterated that as governor of Florida, he has “real issues” that require careful handling.
American Weighs In
Both supporters and critics of the Florida governor’s response to Trump’s legal affairs used social media to share their thoughts this week.
Today, I announced two additional awards combined for a total of $7 million from the Florida Disaster Fund to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian. pic.twitter.com/KlXNUdmjYF
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 17, 2023
DeSantis’ latest commentary comes amid widespread speculation that it’s only a matter of time before he announces a 2024 presidential campaign. This, too, has fed into talk about how DeSantis would potentially fare in both a primary and general election.
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