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DeSantis brushes aside criticism from Trump

two men speaking to one another, man on left (desantis), man on right (Trump) wearing red MAGA hat
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FILE - President Donald Trump talks to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, during a visit to Lake Okeechobee and Herbert Hoover Dike at Canal Point, Fla., March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Gov. Ron DeSantis is brushing aside recent attacks from former President Donald Trump, who’s expected to announce a 2024 presidential run from his Mara Lago estate Tuesday night.

After DeSantis’ landslide reelection victory last week, Trump railed against the governor’s success, claiming credit for helping DeSantis get elected in 2018.

“One of the things that I’ve learned in this job is: When you’re leading, you’re getting things done, you take incoming fire. That’s just the nature of it,” DeSantis said during a press conference in Fort Walton Beach on Tuesday.

DeSantis refrained from hitting back at Trump.

Though DeSantis hasn’t announced plans for a White House bid, he's widely considered a likely 2024 presidential candidate.

Trump is expected to announce plans for another presidential run at 9 p.m. eastern.

Valerie Crowder hosts and produces state and local newscasts during All Things Considered. Her reporting on local government and politics has received state and regional award recognition. She has also contributed stories to NPR newscasts.