Nikki Fried Takes Aim At Ron DeSantis. Piers Morgan Levels Her.
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 22: Florida Agriculture Commissioner and Democratic candidate for governor Nikki Fried speaks with the media as she visits the Versaille restaurant on August 22, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Fried is running against Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) in the August 23rd Democratic gubernatorial primary. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Nikki Fried took aim at Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) after he sat down for an interview with British television host Piers Morgan for his show, “Piers Morgan Uncensored.”

Fried lost the 2022 Democratic nomination to ex-Republican Charlie Crist — who then lost the gubernatorial race to DeSantis in a blowout — but she took a moment on Tuesday to mock DeSantis for doing the interview in the first place, suggesting that he had only done it to resuscitate a flagging campaign.

“Ron DeSantis retreated to a flipping @piersmorgan interview to try to save his failing campaign,” Fried tweeted. “Bahahahahahahaa. Hahahahahahahaa. Bahahahahahahah.”

Morgan fired right back at Fried, pointing out the fact that the state party she chairs had just lost — and lost big — to the man she was attempting to ridicule.

“No disrespect but if I were a Florida Democrat, I’d probably avoid talking about failing campaigns when it comes to a guy who just flatlined you …” Morgan tweeted in response.

DeSantis has not even officially declared his intention to seek the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination — although a number of sources have indicated that he is likely to do so — but he hinted during the interview that he might be ready to run and win against President Joe Biden.

“If I were to run, I’m running against Biden, Like we [he and Trump] are competing for the Republican [nomination], potentially, I get that, but ultimately, you know, the guy I’m gonna focus on is Biden because I think he’s failed the country. I think the country wants a change. I think they want a fresh start and a new direction and so we’ll be very vocal about that. I spent a lot of time in Florida fighting back,” DeSantis told Morgan.

DeSantis also made it clear that he believed he’d be able to defeat Biden in a presidential race.

Morgan previewed the interview in an op-ed, saying it was “clear that the governor has had enough of Trump’s constant baiting and felt ready to take him on.”

Ryan Saavedra contributed to this report.

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