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Ron DeSantis Is 'Sleeping Less' While Balancing Governorship, Presidential Campaign

'You’ve Just Got To Prioritize'

Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who is currently campaigning for the Republican nomination in the 2024 Presidential Election, detailed his efforts balancing both jobs

Critics of the Florida governor reported DeSantis is spending eighteen days out of the state in the last month, per Florida Politics.

DeSantis discussed running for the Republican nomination while simultaneously governing the Sunshine State during a segment with Fox News’ Jesse Watters.

“We vetoed a bill on Monday. They wanted to raise interest rates on consumer loans and I’m thinking like they already have enough Bidenflation,” DeSantis told Watters, referencing a Florida bill seeking a to raise interest on personal installment loans to 36%. “Let’s stand up for the little guy here.”

“I’m still working though,” he continued. “We’re signing bills still, we’re vetoing bills.”

“We’re still doing all of that. I’m doing both. I’m just sleeping less.”

“So we did that, you know, we’ve signed some good legislation this week and we do more,” he continued. “You’ve just got to prioritize. I don’t watch TV. I don’t do a lot of the other stuff. I kind of like, look after my wife and kids with them.”

Earlier this week DeSantis criticized Trump over his 2016 promise to “drain the swamp.”

The Florida governor said he remembered Trump campaigning on the phrase, saying it was “exciting.”

“I also remember ‘lock her up,’” DeSantis said during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, criticizing the former president for not following through on his promise to investigate former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“If I tell you I’m gonna do something, I’m not just saying that for an election,” he said. “There are promises I could make that may help me marginally politically, that I don’t know if I could necessarily follow through on, so I will not make that.”

“I think the idea of draining the swamp, in some respect, I think it misses it a little bit,” DeSantis continued, saying the swamp was “worse today than it’s ever been.”

“That’s a sad testament to the state of affairs in our country,” he said. “But even if you’re successful at draining it, the next guy can just refill it.”

“I wanna break the swamp … that’s what we need to do.”

Trump also campaigned in New Hampshire today, commenting on his Republican opponent saying, “You can’t drain the swamp if you’re part of the swamp.”

“Joe Biden and other opponents, many of them are owned,” the former President said during the New Hampshire GOP Women’s Luncheon. “Controlled, they’re bought, they’re paid for 100%.”

Trump claimed lobbyists and special interest groups were pouring “hundreds of millions of dollars” into “futile” attempts to stop his campaign.

“They even tried to have me arrested,” Trump said of his federal legal battle over classified documents. “Because they know that I’m the only candidate in this race who they will never own, and they will never control.”

FiveThirtyEight currently shows the Florida governor trailing former President Donald Trump’s 51.7% favorability rating by just over 28 points.

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