DeSantis: Trump supporters are ‘listless vessels’ who are ‘totally detached from any type of substance’

In a recent video interview with the Florida Standard, which is a conservative news outlet, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a few veiled shots at people who support Donald Trump.

Below are some excerpts from the over 20-minute long video, which is titled, “DeSantis plans to do what Trump couldn’t.”

“If all we are is listless vessels that are just supposed to follow, you know, whatever happens to come down the pike on Truth Social every morning, that’s not going to be a durable movement,” DeSantis said, referring to Trump’s supporters. “And so you could be the most conservative person since sliced bread, but unless you’re kissing his rear end, they will somehow call you a RINO.”

“So it’s been totally detached from principle in what you actually believe and results. And it’s more about, you know, just what faction you happen to do,” he said. “So there will be people who are huge Trump supporters like in Congress who have like incredibly liberal left wing records that are really just atrocious and yet they’re viewed by some of these folks as like as like really, really good.”

“So it’s just been totally detached from any type of substance. And ultimately, a movement can’t be about the personality of one individual. The movement has got to be about what are you trying to achieve on behalf of the American people.”

According to POLITICO, MAGA world is already lashing out over DeSantis’ comments.

“DeSantis goes full-blown Hillary and call[s] MAGA supporters ‘Listless Vessels,’” Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung wrote on X, former known as Twitter.

“To Hillary Clinton, Trump supporters are ‘deplorables.’ To Ron DeSantis, they are ‘listless vessels.’ The truth is, Trump supporters are patriots,” MAGA, Inc. spokesperson Karoline Leavitt said in a statement. “DeSantis must immediately apologize for his disgraceful insult.”

“Looks like Ron DeSanctimonious just had his ‘Basket of Deplorables’ moment,” said Trump adviser Jason Miller.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.