(PresidentialHill.com)- A plane with a banner mocked the former president ahead of his announcement that he was running for president once again in 2024, according to Bipartisan Report.
Donald Trump was reportedly met with less enthusiasm when announcing his candidacy this time around when compared to 2016. As he read his prepared speech at his estate in Mar-a-Lago, Trump also reportedly appeared less enthused.
This is the current state of the Republican Party, according to the outlet. GOP politicians are not excited about the prospect of another Trump run at the White House as many blame him for the massive defeats in the midterm elections.
Alan Dershowitz, who defended the former president in 2020 during the Senate’s impeachment trial, said that the GOP views Trump more as a “burden” rather than a benefit.
The “red wave” did not come to fruition in elections across the country and many Trump-endorsed candidates lost key races. In Florida, however, Governor DeSantis and other Republicans swept the state, leading many to claim that the GOP is now DeSantis’ party.
As though expressing that same sentiment, a small plane with a banner behind it trolled the former president just before his speech. The banner read, “YOU LOST AGAIN DONALD! #DESANTIS2024.”
It’s currently unclear who was behind the stunt.
The former president has recently gone after DeSantis, who has long been considered a 2024 hopeful. Trump called him “an average REPUBLICAN Governor with great Public Relations,” and also accused right-leaning media outlets like Fox News and The New York Post of going “all in” for DeSantis.
When asked by reporters what his reply was to Trump’s comments, DeSantis said that when one is getting things done, he is more likely to be subjected to attacks. He highlighted how he was probably the only governor in the country who was so viciously attacked by the media over his four-year term, adding that at the end of the day all of it is just “noise.”
The governor urged people to “go check out the scoreboard,” referring to the massive wins Republicans experienced in Florida during the midterm.