DeSantis Takes a Stand Against Trump’s Hezbollah Remarks


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis publicly criticized former President Trump for his comments about the terrorist organization, Hezbollah.

Trump, during a rally in West Palm Beach, Florida, referred to Hezbollah as “very smart,” a comment that sparked controversy and drew criticism from various quarters.

DeSantis, a Republican presidential hopeful, took to social media on Wednesday to express his disapproval of Trump’s remarks.

He found it absurd that anyone, especially someone running for president, would choose this time to attack Israel, our friend and ally, and praise Hezbollah terrorists as ‘very smart.’ This statement comes in the wake of the surprise attack by Hamas on Israel last Saturday.

Trump’s comments were made in reference to a report he had read from national defense officials expressing concern about a potential attack from Hezbollah in the ongoing Hamas-Israel conflict.

The former president has repeatedly claimed that if he were still in office, the surprise attack by Hamas on Israel would not have occurred.

In response to DeSantis’ criticism, the Trump War Room, an account linked to the former president’s 2024 campaign, defended Trump’s comments.

They argued Trump was highlighting the incompetence of the Biden administration, which inadvertently revealed an area susceptible to terrorist attacks. They further clarified calling someone ‘smart’ does not equate to endorsing their actions.

DeSantis, however, remained firm in his stance. He reiterated his commitment to standing with Israel and treating terrorists as the scum they are. His strong words reflect his dedication to maintaining a hard line against terrorism and his unwavering support for Israel.

This incident underscores the divisions within the Republican party, with prominent figures like DeSantis openly challenging the views of former President Trump. It also highlights the differing perspectives within the party on how to approach and handle international conflicts and terrorism.

The controversy surrounding Trump’s comments on Hezbollah has ignited a debate within the Republican Party. As the 2024 presidential election approaches, it will be interesting to see how these differing viewpoints shape the party’s strategies and policies.