Trump ‘can’t run on inflation’ because he asked for trillions in spending, ‘DeSantis doesn’t have that problem’
During the Wednesday broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), who backed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) in his 2024 presidential bid, said said DeSantis’ 2024 rival, former President Donald Trump, “can’t run on inflation” because he urged Congress to spend billions of dollars on laws like the CARES Act and that spending contributed to causing inflation.
Massie also argued that it hurt Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections because “we couldn’t fight inflation because most of my colleagues were urged by Trump” to spend billions of dollars. dollars, but DeSantis won’t have that problem.
Massy said:[T]The reason Trump can’t run on inflation is because he was the one who pushed the CARES Act… I was in Congress and President Trump yelled at me. By the way, if he wins the nomination, I will vote for him, with enthusiasm. But he was for the $2 trillion CARES Act, and one of the reasons we did that – we had a lackluster mid-term performance is because we couldn’t run against inflation, because most of my colleagues were urged by Trump to spend three or $4 trillion that we didn’t have that caused inflation. Ron DeSantis doesn’t have this problem.
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