Viral Ron DeSantis Responds to Criticism Over New Trump-Centric Ad Featuring His Family
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."
The ad drew criticism from some, while many on the right praised it and thought it was funny.
GOP FL governor candidate Ron DeSantis is trying to out-Trump the competition. In a new campaign ad, he teaches his daughter how to "build the wall" with toy blocks. WTF? We should teach children how to build bridges, not walls. pic.twitter.com/u0L255nI9N
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) July 30, 2018
This Ron DeSantis ad is hilarious https://t.co/JyWHoeZTMG
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 31, 2018
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
Congressman Ron DeSantis, a top student at Yale and Harvard Law School, is running for Governor of the Great State of Florida. Ron is strong on Borders, tough on Crime & big on Cutting Taxes - Loves our Military & our Vets. He will be a Great Governor & has my full Endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
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