President Donald Trump told a crowd Wednesday that his brand of “winning” may have been too much for Gov. Ron DeSantis.
As he was wrapping up an approximately 90-minute speech during a campaign rally in Panama City Beach, Trump recalled DeSantis coming at some unspecified time to see him in the White House.
“Governor Ron, he’d say, ‘President please,’ in the Oval Office, ‘please we’re winning too much, we’re not used to this Mr. President, we’re not used to this,’ ” Trump, whose endorsement of DeSantis in last year’s gubernatorial race helped boost the former congressman to victory, said.
“ ‘For years and years, we’ve been losers, we’ve been losing Mr. President,’ ” Trump continued to quote DeSantis. “ ‘Now we’re winning, the people of Florida can’t stand winning so much. Can you maybe pull it back a little bit Mr. President?’ ”
“And I said, ‘No I can’t Ron, I’m sorry,’ ” Trump said.
DeSantis’ spokeswoman, Helen Ferré, helped to translate Trump’s remarks.