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DeSantis hits Trump from the right on crime

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2023
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Rebecca S. Gratz for the Washington Post via Getty Images

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is betting that he can pry conservative voters away from Donald Trump by homing in on the former president's record on crime.

Why it matters: Some of Trump’s moves to moderate ahead of the 2020 election have now made him vulnerable to attacks from the right, and after months of avoiding direct shots at Trump, DeSantis — now officially a GOP presidential candidate — is jabbing away.

What happened: Last Friday, DeSantis told right-wing host Ben Shapiro that Trump had signed “basically a jailbreak bill” that...

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