Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has criticized former President Donald Trump for his administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking at a news conference, DeSantis said that Florida has been “attacked relentlessly” over its policies, while other areas’ policies did not work and were destructive.
A new poll shows Trump leading in a hypothetical matchup in the presidential primary.
However, DeSantis has not officially announced whether he will run in 2024.
Allies of Trump have filed a complaint accusing DeSantis of running a shadow campaign, but DeSantis’ team has fired back, calling it a politically motivated attack.
The governor’s response to Trump’s attacks may impact his standing with voters in a Republican primary.