DeSantis slams Trump, says he’ll follow through on former president’s unkept promises

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) lashed out at former President Donald Trump in his first town hall since coming in second in the Iowa Caucuses.

DeSantis spent much of the CNN Town Hall, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, criticizing Trump, whom he had just lost to in Iowa by a historic margin. He explained his loss by saying that Trump wields tremendous star power, but he attempted to downplay it by touting the percentage of voters who had chosen another candidate.

“He was the former president of the United States, he’s one of the most famous people that’s ever been involved in American politics,” DeSantis said. “And there’s obviously a lot of Republicans that appreciated his policies, but you still had roughly half of the Iowa caucus-goers that made another choice. And so that tells me that there is an appetite for a different leader, and I think what
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