Trump Accuses DeSantis Of Stealing His Iconic 2020 Slogan

Zinger Key Points
  • Trump's camp claimed that DeSantis stole the phrase from the former president's 2020 State of the Union address.
  • Since DeSantis announced his presidential bid, Trump launched a relentless assault, using nicknames and sharing a humorous video.
  • A few of Trump's allies, too, extended support for the former president, while criticizing DeSantis.

Former President Donald Trump has leveled an accusation of plagiarism against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis following the numerous insult-packed rants and diatribes as the latter officially declared his 2024 presidential candidacy on Twitter Spaces.

What Happened: Trump accused DeSantis of plagiarizing his iconic 2020 campaign message — the "Great American Comeback."

Trump's camp sent out an email circular, claiming that DeSantis had plagiarized the former president's 2020 State of the Union speech, reported Insider.

The email, according to the report, stated, "Amid a catastrophic failure to launch, Ron DeSantis announced his candidacy with ‘Great American Comeback,' a phrase stolen from President Donald J. Trump's 2020 State of the Union address."

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In his 2020 State of the Union address, Trump said, "Three years ago, we launched the Great American Comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results."

DeSantis appeared to mimic the phrase when he announced his own campaign, stating, "I'm Ron DeSantis, and I'm running to lead the Great American Comeback."

Why It Matters: Trump has launched a relentless assault on DeSantis since he announced his presidential bid during a Twitter Spaces session with Elon Musk on Wednesday that was marred by technical glitches. Apart from using nicknames such as "Ron DeSanctus" and "Rob DeSanctimonious," Trump even shared a hilarious video that simulated the chaotic Twitter Spaces session.

One of Trump's allies — Florida Representative Matt Gaetz — also joined the fray. Gaetz took to Twitter, branding the incident as a "DeSedative."

Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, too, expressed support for Trump and tweeted, "I'm ready for the Great American Comeback with President Donald J. Trump."

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