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DeSantis brushes off latest Trump attack: 'I spend my time delivering results'

Trump has escalated his attacks on the Florida governor since declaring his 2024 presidential candidacy late last year.

Published: February 8, 2023 6:13pm

Updated: February 8, 2023 6:40pm

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday brushed off an attack from former President Donald Trump, asserting that he was intent on governing the state and combatting the Democratic agenda from Washington.

"I'd just say this. I spend my time delivering results for the people of Florida and fighting against Joe Biden," DeSantis said. "I don't spend my time trying to smear other Republicans."

Trump, on Tuesday, reshared a Truth Social post from unverified account "Dong-Chan Lee" that included a photo purportedly depicting DeSantis partying with underaged high school girls while still a teacher. The photo includes one male individual whose image remains somewhat blurry and three females with their faces pixelated.

It also included a caption that read "Here is Ron DeSanctimonious grooming high school girls with alcohol as a teacher," referencing a recent nickname Trump assigned the Florida governor.  Trump himself made no direct accusations, instead saying "That's not Ron, is it? He would never do such a thing!"

Trump has escalated his attacks on the Florida governor since declaring his 2024 presidential candidacy late last year. DeSantis has not indicated any plans to seek higher office and has repeatedly insisted that his priority remains governing the Sunshine State.

Polling, however, suggests Trump need not worry about a prospective DeSantis candidacy as multiple surveys have shown the former president to hold meaningful leads over DeSantis in a hypothetical primary contest.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.