Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), who is vying to become Florida's next governor, responded to criticism over his newest political ad.

The 30-second ad focuses on Trump's endorsement of DeSantis and makes light of how DeSantis believes in Trump's core promises.

DeSantis is shown "playing" with his young daughter by building a wall, quoting Trump's famous "You're fired!" catchphrase while reading to his son and teaching his daughter how to talk by reciting "make America great again" off a Trump campaign sign.

The ad concludes with DeSantis' son in a "Make America Great Again" onesie as he says, "Big league. So good."


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The ad drew criticism from some, while many on the right praised it and thought it was funny. 

Appearing on "America's Newsroom," DeSantis said that during the rigors of campaigning, "you need to take a step back and laugh at yourself a little bit."

He said that while making a comical ad, he also wanted to introduce the voting public to his family.

"For people that are getting upset about it, it just shows they have no sense of humor," he said. "And they just totally don't get what we were trying to convey."

Trump will appear at a Tampa rally Tuesday night to stump for DeSantis, who faces state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the Aug. 28 GOP primary

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