Fact-checking Donald Trump’s claims involving DeSantis

Published: November 11, 2022 6:35 PM EST
Updated: November 12, 2022 6:19 AM EST

There is a feud between Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump brewing.

It began just days after the election.

Trump posted a string of criticisms against DeSantis on his “Truth Social” account.

But, he mainly focused on the 2018 election and what he claimed kept DeSantis on top.

There’s nothing new about politicians taking shots at each other.

And with speculation that DeSantis and Trump will both enter the 2024 presidential race, the jabs are starting to fly, at least from Trump.

In his post, Trump called DeSantis “an average Republican governor.”

Trump went on to claim that as president, he urged the Department of Justice to intervene in the 2018 governor’s race.

He wrote: “After the race, when votes were being stolen by the corrupt election process in Broward County, and Ron was going down 10,000 votes a day, along with now-Sen. Rick Scott, I sent in the FBI and the U.S. Attorneys, and the ballot theft immediately ended, just prior to them running out of the votes necessary to win. I stopped his election from being stolen.”

But, there is no proof behind those claims.

WINK News was there as people gathered outside the Broward Supervisor of Elections office in 2018.

There is no evidence the FBI intervened.

There’s been no reporting on an investigation in the last four years.

And there was no evidence of rampant illegal voting.

WINK News reached out to the govenor’s office, Division of Elections and FBI, but we have not heard back.