DeSantis: I Won’t Help Trump With THIS

( – In a seemingly bitter move after calling off his longshot presidential campaign, Governor Ron DeSantis decided not to support a plan that would have used money from Florida to help pay for former President Donald Trump’s legal troubles.

The idea came from Republican state Senator Ileana Garcia. She suggested that the state could give as much as $5 million to Trump to help him with his legal issues in four different criminal cases.

Sen. Garcia explained her support for the bill by saying:

“We’re in the midst of an historic moment where we’re watching an election that’s trying to be stolen by left-wing prosecutors, the Biden Administration and even Blue States. They’re not trying to win at the ballot box; they’re trying to keep President Trump off the ballot by weaponizing the courts. Having a Floridian in the White House is good for our state — and anything we can do to support Florida Presidential candidates, like President Trump, will not only benefit our state, but our nation.”

A post on social media X, formerly known as Twitter, stated, “Some Florida Republicans want taxpayers to pay Trump’s legal bills.” DeSantis replied to this post, making his opposition clear and hinting at his power veto if the bill came to his desk.

The news also mentioned that this plan was unlikely to move forward from the start. The Florida House did not put forward a similar proposal, and the leaders of the Florida Republican Party largely ignored it.

The bill also raised questions over possible legal problems because Florida has strict rules about making laws that only help one person or one company. This happened right after DeSantis stepped back from trying to become the Republican presidential candidate following his second-place finish in the Iowa Caucuses.

DeSantis, who has had differences with Trump in the past, ultimately endorsed Trump for president over the other prominent remaining candidate, Nikki Haley. He said, “While I’ve had disagreements with Donald Trump, such as on the coronavirus pandemic and his elevation of Anthony Fauci, Trump is superior to the current incumbent Joe Biden.”