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Ron DeSantis responds to Donald Trump saying he'd only need six months to turn the country around, rather than one or two 4-year terms "Why didn't he do it his first four years?"

DeSantis or Trump? Hear what Republican voters in Iowa are saying DeSantis visits Iowa vowing to accomplish more than Trump Why these Iowa voters are interested in DeSantis   Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis   shot back Thursday at former President Donald Trump's claim that it will take him only "six months to have" things back to the way they were before he left office. Asked about Trump's remarks during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, DeSantis responded, "Why didn’t he do it in his first four years?" While  campaigning in Iowa  Thursday morning, Trump said if he is re-elected president, he can undo everything President Biden accomplished in four years in just six months. Trump's remarks came in response to DeSantis' claims that it will take two presidential terms to roll back the Biden administration's agenda. "I've been watching DeSanctus go out and say, 'I've got eight years. It's going to be eight years.' Let me tell you

Gov DeSantis weighs in on the new debt ceiling agreement : We are 'careening toward bankruptcy'

  Governor DeSantis was on with Fox and Friends this morning and was asked about the debt ceiling agreement made over the weekend. Watch: DeSantis said  “To say you can do 4 trillion in increases in the next year and a half – I mean that’s a massive amount of spending.”  He blames this on the government sticking with massive budget that began during 2020 with all the COVID spending. Watch the full interview below: In an interview on "Fox & Friends," DeSantis, who  officially announced last week  that he would seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, said the tentative bill requires a "massive amount of spending" that will add trillions in U.S. debt without offering any significant spending cuts. "Prior to this deal, our country was careening toward bankruptcy and after this deal, our country will still be careening toward bankruptcy," DeSantis said.  "And to say you can do $4 trillion of increases in the next year and a half, that i

Jacksonville Mayor-elect Donna Deegan joins Jen Psaki to discuss her upset win over DeSantis-backed GOP candidate and the future of Florida politics

  Donna Deegan, former TV anchor and breast cancer charity organizer, won an upset victory Tuesday to become the mayor of   Jacksonville, Florida.   Deegan, a Democrat, was confirmed as mayor-elect after beating Gov. Ron DeSantis-backed Republican rival Daniel Davis. "Love won tonight, and we made history. We have a new day in Jacksonville because people chose unity over division – creating a broad coalition of people across the political spectrum that want a unified city," Deegan wrote on social media following her victory. She will replace incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry, a Republican, who is in his final term. "Together, we will bring change for good to Jacksonville by making good on the decades-long broken promises on infrastructure, building an economy that works for everyone and improving access to health care," Deegan said. She added, "We will break down the wall between City Hall and bring all the people in to create a city that works for everyone." De

‘I call him Baby Trump’: Al Sharpton on protesting Ron DeSantis administration's blocking of Black history

  Civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton led a contingent to protest Florida's attempt to banish Black history from public schools, including the DeSantis administration’s attempts to block an  Advanced Placement ( AP) African American studies course. Sharpton and a group of students, parents, civil-rights leaders and elected officials gathered at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and marched to the Old Florida State Capitol to protest DeSantis' recent action to require revisions to the high school AP African American Studies course.  Sharpton was joined by the president of the Tallahassee chapter of the National Action Network Rev. RB Holmes to protest DeSantis' actions. "Governor DeSantis is trying to turn February into Erase Black History Month," Sharpton said in a statement. "Banning these courses is in Chapter One of the playbook for disenfranchising Black Americans. We'll be in Tallahassee next week to take a stand agains