Trump’s Endorsement Got DeSantis Nothing

Donald Trump is indignant that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would dare run for president when he KNOWS Trump is running. According to the former president and big baby, this is a betrayal of epic proportions because Trump endorsed DeSantis during his first gubernatorial run. (Whereas winning the presidency by promising to build a wall, and then reneging, is a trifle, hardly worth mentioning.)

DeSantis, he says, would be “working at a Pizza Hut” if not for Trump’s endorsement. [Counter-argument: DeSantis is a graduate of both Harvard and Yale and didn’t pay someone to take his SATs for him, as Trump did.]

But since Trump won’t shut up about his splendiferous endorsement of DeSantis, let’s see how valuable it really was.

Answer: It was utterly irrelevant.

Trump endorsed DeSantis on Dec. 22, 2017, shortly before he officially announced his candidacy, tweeting, “Congressman Ron DeSantis is a brilliant young leader, Yale and then Harvard Law, who would make a GREAT Governor of Florida. He loves our Country and is a true FIGHTER!”

The response was Earth-shattering!!! Actually, it had absolutely no effect. Not the slightest little bump in the polls. Weeks later — thanks to Trump’s back-breaking work typing out a tweet — DeSantis’ primary opponent,

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