Since the culmination of the 2016 Presidential election, the major accusation as to why Donald Trump ended up winning the presidency is blamed on Russia interfering in the election. After the probe concluded with showing that Russia did not collude, and after reports that they actually preferred to help Senator Bernie Sanders, Republican Representative and Florida Gubernatorial candidate Ron Desantis is joining the conversation and explaining that Russia is “malevolent,” but they did not interfere in helping President Trump get elected. He disregards the accusations as Democrats politicizing the outcome of the election.
In an interview with Fox news, he commented that “There’s no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. We’ve got to move on to that. Now, Russian activity, I think they are malevolent, and I think we should try to deal with that in one voice.”
He then explained that he believes “the problem with this is since Trump was elected it was politicized and the Democrats tried to lump Trump in with some type of nefarious Russian activity. And there’s just no basis for that other than the Steele dossier, which is not verified. There has never been evidence put forward. They’ve been doing this for over a year. They made the right decision. It’s time to move on.”
On August 28th, DeSantis faces a Republican primary against Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is also expected to join the race.