Florida State House nominee told ‘media is really after’ Trump treatment conservatives DeSantis
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Republican Carolina Amesty, running for State House in Florida’s District 45, isn’t alone in believing two of her role models, former President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, R., are not not fairly shaken by the press.
« The media is really after conservative Republicans right now, » she told Fox News Digital.
Amesty, 27, was actively involved in Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign and even met her fiancé, Jay Rosario, at an America First event. That same year, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel recognized her as a rising GOP star.
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Campaigning with the former president, Amesty learned firsthand what to expect from the mainstream media once she embarked on her own political career.
« I remember the team was just talking about everything the media was doing, and then I was on the campaign trail myself, I saw it myself. They just change, they spin…there’s no has no fair share when it comes to media for conservatives,” Amesty said.
« You know, I even see it on social media platforms. I had an ad on Facebook, and it said America First, it was a picture of me, myself, and President Trump, and they didn’t just not approved of the ad,” she continued. « The question is, why? There’s all the regulations, it’s just me. I say I’m an American conservative first, and they didn’t approve the ad. So I see it in this moment. Now live it, boots on the ground, not only hear it and see it as an outsider, but now be inside the campaign trail. »
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Amesty says she’s pledged to support DeSantis if he’s re-elected, and is a loyal fan of the Republican governor. She thinks DeSantis, like Trump, has been unfairly vilified by the press, and she thinks he’s a target simply because of his conservative values.
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« I think it’s amazing that, you know, CNN and all this far-left media, they just tell the story, » she said, citing DeSantis’ take on the abortion and parental rights to education as issues that she says have been dishonestly covered up. .
DeSantis fell out with the Walt Disney Company over the Parental Rights in Education bill that banned Florida school employees from giving classroom lessons about « sexual orientation » or « identity. gender » from kindergarten to third grade. The left, including much of the mainstream media, dubbed it the « Don’t Say Gay » bill and falsely claimed that it banned all discussion of homosexuality in state schools.
“The governor was not targeting the LGBTQ community. You know, this community has a space in our great state. We are very welcoming. You know, we stand up for the whole community. We love people. « Hey, don’t indoctrinate our children, » Amesty said.
« K-3 shouldn’t be taught gender neutral ideology, gender ideology, LGBTQ ideology. It’s just not the time and place, » she said. . « The media is just attacking the governor, making him look like this anti-gay person, which is not the script. We’re just protecting our little ones. »
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While Amesty has campaigned for Trump and openly admires DeSantis, she has a preference when it comes to the 2024 presidential election. The pair of Florida-based Republicans are seen as the favorites to lead the GOP ticket, if they decide to show up, but Amesty has a plan that would benefit everyone involved.
« I think our governor is doing an amazing job, and I would be saddened to lose him here in the state of Florida. So hopefully our governor may run for president in 2028. I think the president Trump will run in 2024, and I can’t wait to jump on Trump’s train to his re-election victory, » she said.
“I look forward to a back-to-back Republican [presidencies] just really leading the country towards excellence, limited government and real economic prosperity for all,” she continued. So this will be a back-to-back Republican presidency, hopefully in 24 and 28.”
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Fox News’ Jessica Chasmar contributed to this report.