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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:21 PM

Trump Threatens To 'Fire' Florida Governor If He Loses The State In November

President Trump on Friday said he would blame Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if he lost the potentially pivotal battleground state in the presidential election and quipped about firing him – a statement that raised eyebrows due to Trump’s history of accusing Democratic governors of working to tilt the election against him.

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“Hey Ron, are we gonna win the state please?” Trump asked DeSantis, a Republican and close ally, at a rally in Ocala, Florida, adding that if he doesn’t win “I’m blaming the governor.”

Trump said he would “find a way” to “fire him somehow. I’m going to fire him.”

The comment puts Trump in stark contrast with Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who said during an ABC News town hall Thursday that if he lost in November, it could signal “I'm a lousy candidate, that I didn't do a good job.”

It also comes as Trump has baselessly accused Democratic governors of “rigging” the election against him by expanding mail-in voting and maintaining stay-at-home orders, even claiming in December they pose a bigger threat to the election than foreign countries.

Florida stands as a surprising exception to Trump’s unfounded denunciations of mail-in voting as substantially fraudulent – he said in August that mail-in voting is “safe and secure” in the state because of its “great Republican governor.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/10/16/trump-threatens-to-fire-florida-governor-if-he-loses-the-state-in-november/?fbclid=IwAR38x5UXgcOWoqkcPbasnuuSOes4n0lBKYYjW1RQ0n62btwBAZy3saUu9L0#759b0a6f34fa

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Reply Trump Threatens To 'Fire' Florida Governor If He Loses The State In November (Original post)
CatWoman Saturday OP
LakeArenal Saturday #1
TheCowsCameHome Saturday #2
Doodley Saturday #3
CatWoman Saturday #7
edbermac Saturday #4
CaptYossarian Saturday #6
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Qutzupalotl Saturday #8
treestar Saturday #9

Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:25 PM

1. I just had a bit of an epiphany.

My first reaction to trumps comments were,
“Who cares?”

I think I’m done worrying about crap dump has to say.

Yay for me. I wish you all the same.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:25 PM

2. He is a complete jerk.

He never ceases to make things worse for himself.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:25 PM

3. Two Trump consistencies: He threatens and bullies even his own yes-men and always blames others.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:45 PM

7. yup

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:27 PM

4. America fires Trump, Trump fires DeSantis

It’s a win-win.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:35 PM

6. Is DeSantis stupid enough to leave?

I'd pay for the U-Haul myself and I don't even live there.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:32 PM

5. Oh, look! Gov. De Santis has tire tracks on his back!

Does that hurt, Governor? I devoutly hope it does.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:19 PM

8. Question for Florida DUers who vote absentee:

Some rando on Twitter mentioned in passing that Florida absentee ballots list the voter’s registration on the OUTSIDE. I am skeptical of that claim, but have to ask — is that true? If so, it seems like it would open up the state to manipulation of ballots and thereby theft of the election. Which I suppose would account for Trump’s endorsement of absentee voting but just in that one state.

Talk me down please ...

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:23 PM

9. He'll claim it was a joke

He's a moron.

Yeah, like he can fire other elected officials. Just shows he did not want to be President, but CEO. And does not get the separation of powers.

Oh and blaming the governor because he loses - no, Dotard, you lose because of the votes against you. Blame the voters. They don't want you.

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