(SNews) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended former White House spokeswoman and current Fox News star Kayleigh McEnany from attacks by her old boss former President Donald Trump saying she was one of Trump’s “greatest selections.”
He said: “Donald Trump, even his greatest supporters have acknowledged, had a tough time picking good people. He had a lot of terrible personnel decisions. People like Jerome Adams, his Surgeon General.
“And, obviously, he elevated Fauci to lead the task force. But Kayleigh was one of his greatest selections. She did a fantastic job. She is from Florida so we were very proud of her.
“She’s a Harvard-trained lawyer, she’s an absolute killer.
“She ate the press alive.
“And so for Trump to be attacking her, I thought that was really, really bad.”
Trump said of Kayleigh earlier:
“Kayleigh’ Milktoast’ McEnany just gave out the wrong poll numbers on FoxNews.
“I am 34 points up on DeSanctimonious, not 25 up.
“While 25 is great, it’s not 34.
“She knew the number was corrected upwards by the group that did the poll.
“The RINOS & Globalists can have her.
“FoxNews should only use REAL Stars!!!”
Pro-Trump NH state Rep. James Spillane (R-Deerfield) pulled his endorsement of Trump after he went after Kayleigh.
“I can no longer continue endorsing former President Trump,” Spillane said.
“I am officially withdrawing my endorsement, as his most recent attack on Kayleigh McEnany is beyond comprehension and explanation.
“Against my deepest hopes that Trump had learned some measure of control, he has attacked those who have been his staunchest supporters with no regard for their loyalty,” he said.