Several supporters of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, including those close to former President Donald Trump, have personally criticized Trump for publicly calling fellow Republicans “Ron DeSantimonias.” has publicly expressed anger and even disgust, reports CBS News. They are urging DeSantis, his family, and his entourage to move forward for the 2024 presidential election.
Allies reached out to CBS News unprompted after Trump gave DeSantis a new nickname during a Saturday night rally in Pennsylvania. But he didn’t repeat the comment when Trump was in Florida the next day, stumped over the Republican nominee in the Miami area. In Florida, DeSantis is the frontrunner and is seeking re-election. Instead, Trump urged attendees this week to “re-elect Ron DeSantis as governor.” trying to fend off a challenge by
With the 2022 midterm elections coming to an end, tensions over a possible 2024 presidential election are surfacing between two key figures in the Republican landscape: Trump and DeSantis. In 2018, Trump endorsed DeSantis early in his gubernatorial campaign, campaigning alongside him in Florida and was considered a major factor in DeSantis’ victory.
CBS News Miami asked Trump what he meant by calling the governor “Ron DeSanctimonias” and whether he thinks DeSantis was ungrateful for his help.
“Well, let’s see what happens.”“But in the meantime, I hope he gets elected. And, you know, I’ve always had a very good relationship with him. prize.”
Neither Trump nor DeSantis have announced a 2024 presidential run, but the race for the 2024 White House could begin shortly after the 2022 midterm elections.
DeSantis’ political action committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis, has raised nearly $209 million for his 2022 re-election, according to campaign finance data.
Already Trump has indicated that his own announcement could be comingCBS News reported last week that the former president has been calling his donor base to tell his supporters his thoughts and solicit their feedback. Three Trump advisers told CBS News that November 14th is one possible date, while another adviser said the date was still in flux.
At least one Republican candidate has decided to vote against the White House bid this time around.A source close to Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton said:.
— Arden Farhi and Fin Gomez contributed to this report
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-desantis-tension-2024-rapidly-approaches/ DeSantis allies privately express outrage over Trump’s ‘DeSanctimonious’ jab