(FixThisNation.com) – Former U.S. ambassador to Jamaica during the Trump administration Donald Tapia has endorsed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
From 2019 to 2021, Tapia was the ambassador. He pointed out that he would support DeSantis in place of Trump in the 2024 presidential election. He added that president Trump’s incessant “name calling” was pushing voters away as many people do not like that behavior.
A businessman from Arizona, Tapia, had been a strong supporter of Trump both during the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, having donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the former president’s campaigns. However, Trump appears to have lost Tapia’s support, who has now claimed that he would vote for DeSantis over Trump.
DeSantis has not yet announced his decision regarding whether he would run for the White House in 2024. However, he is widely expected to launch a presidential campaign within the next few months. Trump on the other hand announced his third presidential campaign a week after the 2022 midterm election in November.
Despite the fact that DeSantis has not yet announced his participation in the presidential election, Trump has repeatedly mocked and attacked DeSantis calling him “Ron DeSanctimonious” and criticizing his record as the governor of Florida.
In a Truth Social post on Tuesday, Trump stated that Florida had been doing great way before DeSantis came along. He added that people were moving to Florida from California and New York because of taxation and not because of the governor.
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