Evangelicals Ditch Trump Endorse DeSantis

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

(FixThisNation.com) – On Saturday, former President Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social to slam Bob Vander Plaats an evangelical leader from Iowa following his endorsement of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the 2024 presidential election.

In his post, Trump claimed that Plaats was willing to “do anything to win,” which is something he has not managed to do in years. He added that he is known for scamming other candidates and he was now using “Disinformation” from the Democrats. He further said that he could not believe anything Plaats was saying and argued that Elections should not be about taking $95,000 and then endorsing a candidate who did not have any chance in the election.

On Tuesday during an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier the evangelical leader argued that the GOP needed to have a nominee who could win in 2024. Plaats proceeded to back DeSantis only two weeks after Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that she would be backing DeSantis.

He further pointed out that in 2022 there were significant losses and that the only two states where they managed to have a red wave were Iowa and Florida. Vander Plaats, who is the CEO of The Family Leader noted that DeSantis has managed to transform Florida into a red state where he won by 20 points. He added that they had managed to win by getting the support of a demographic that they had never before had the support of.

After Plaats’ announcement, Trump sent out a campaign email with the subject line: “Bob Vander Plaat$ Endorses A Candidate Who Will Never Be President.” In it, he pointed out that in Iowa more than 150 faith leaders had been organized in a congregation in support of Trump and none of them had demanded almost $100K in the way that Vander Plaats had.

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