President Trump flexed his leadership skills and his presidential record this week while campaigning in the great state of Iowa, lambasting his top Republican opponent during visits with Iowa voters and during Thursday night’s Fox News town hall.
Trump initially stated that he could fix the country in “six months” during a surprise appearance in Des Moines at a Team Trump volunteer training event.
He took a shot at presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) by adding, “If you have to rely on someone who needs eight years to fix it, then he’s the WRONG guy.”
The president was responding to comments made by the governor at DeSantis’s campaign kickoff on Tuesday evening.
Per The Hill, DeSantis stated, “Let’s just be clear, it really does take two terms as president to be able to finish this job. The bureaucracy is so entrenched that I think we can bring George Washington back. And I don’t think he could fix it in one single four-year term.”
President Trump doubled down on his stance that he didn’t need eight years to fix the country during his town hall interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday evening.
“You don’t need four [years] and you don’t need eight,” he said. “You need six months. Within six months, I said…this can be done…. we’re going to drill, we’re going to get our energy done. When the energy comes down, other things come down.”
He added, “We’re going to take care of things.”
Trump’s appearance on Fox News on Thursday capped off a busy two days of campaigning for the 45th president, as he went head-to-head meeting with voters in the Des Moines area the same week that Gov. DeSantis chose to launch his own kickoff in the same city.