Ron DeSantis' campaign compares Trump to Biden after he 'forgot' he was in Iowa during speech: Florida governor ramps up mockery of former president after he makes gaffes similar to 80-year-old Joe

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  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' statesmanlike run ripped erstwhile President Donald Trump for forgetting he was successful Iowa 
  • At a rally successful Sioux City, Iowa Sunday, Trump wished a 'big hello' to Sioux Falls 
  • DeSantis and his run person been ramping up attacks connected nan 77-year-old's intelligence fitness, comparing him to 80-year-old President Joe Biden  

By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.S. Political Reporter

Published: 18:05 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 18:07 EDT, 31 October 2023

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' statesmanlike run ripped erstwhile President Donald Trump for forgetting he was successful Iowa - comparing nan ex-president to nan existent 80-year-old commander-in-chief. 

On Sunday, Trump, 77, wished a 'big hullo to a spot we've done very good - Sioux Falls' - contempt being onstage successful Sioux City, Iowa. 

Sioux Falls is simply a metropolis successful South Dakota.

'Donald Trump forgot what authorities he was successful yesterday, prompting a handler to pass him that he was successful Iowa,' nan DeSantis War Room relationship posted connected X, nan tract formerly known arsenic Twitter. 'Who does that punctual you of?' 

President Joe Biden often makes gaffes, pinch Trump, himself, mocking nan president past period successful an onstage bit, pretending to operation up Iowa and Idaho.   

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' (left) presidential  run ripped erstwhile President Donald Trump (right) for forgetting he was successful Iowa - comparing nan ex-president to nan existent 80-year-old commander-in-chief

DeSantis' War Room relationship connected X posted a video Monday that showed Trump connected Sunday saying he was successful 'Sioux Falls' alternatively of Sioux City, Iowa 

The 45-year-old DeSantis has taken much shots astatine Trump successful caller weeks, arsenic his canvass numbers person remained stagnant. 

Last Tuesday, nan DeSantis run launched a 'Trump Accident Tracker,' which showcased immoderate of Trump's different caller gaffes. 

It showed Trump astatine an arena successful Iowa mistaking nan 'Obama Administration' for Biden's and later mixing up Obama for Biden connected respective occassions and past later confusing President George W. Bush and his relative Jeb. 

It besides showed the ex-president connected Meet nan Press denying he'd said thing he'd said verbatim and Trump confusing Hungary's Viktor Orbán for nan leader of Turkey.

The three-minute video clip made by squad DeSantis, besides showed Trump's boast that he would support nan U.S. retired of 'World War II,' a conflict that ended successful 1945. 

Last week successful New Hampshire, DeSantis said that Trump had 'lost nan zip connected his fastball.'  

'And what Donald Trump does now, he is wedded to nan teleprompter. He can't get disconnected that teleprompter, immoderate clip he does, he says things like, "Don’t vote,"' DeSantis said. 

During an quality successful Derry, New Hampshire past week, Trump told his crowd of supporters it was much important to return portion successful poll-watching activities than to really ballot - continuing to push 2020 predetermination conspiracy theories. 

'We person to beryllium careful. You've sewage to get retired there. You've sewage to watch those voters. You don't person to vote, don't interest astir voting. The voting. We've sewage plentifulness of votes,' Trump said. 

DeSantis indicated he thought Trump's connection was absurd. 

'He's telling group not to ballot for illustration we person each nan votes we need,' DeSantis said. 'Really? Like, hold a minute, you mislaid nan celebrated ballot to Hillary Clinton successful 2016. You don't person each nan votes you need.'

Trump besides mislaid nan celebrated ballot - and Electoral College ballot - to Biden successful 2020.  
'And truthful I deliberation that it's conscionable shown this is simply a different Donald Trump than 2015 and 16. Lost nan zip connected his fastball, has a consciousness of entitlement - each this stuff. Doesn't deliberation he has to spell done and gain it for illustration different candidates,' nan Florida politician said. 

So far, Trump has besides skipped nan 2 Republican superior debates, pinch plans to clasp a rally successful Florida during nan 3rd GOP scheduled for adjacent period successful Miami. 

'And that’s conscionable not going to alert successful Iowa and New Hampshire. And that’s why, you know, really this came to beryllium pinch Iowa and New Hampshire on nan way, I don’t know. But I’ll show you, conscionable having been here, I’m gladsome that it useful this measurement because I do deliberation you’ve sewage to gain it. I deliberation nan voters expect that. That’s nan first thing,' DeSantis besides said. 

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