Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me…
It’s going to take more than name-calling to upset Ron DeSantis. The Florida Governor recently acknowledged former President Donald Trump’s “Ron DeSanctimonious” nickname, admitting he kind of likes it.
“I don’t know how to spell the sanctimonious one. I don’t really know what it means, but I kinda like it, it’s long, it’s got a lot of vowels,” DeSantis told television host Piers Morgan in an interview. “We’ll go with that, that’s fine.”
“I mean, you can call me whatever you want, just as long as you also call me a winner because that’s what we’ve been able to do in Florida, is put a lot of points on the board and really take this state to the next level,” he added.
However, the former president has also workshopped other nicknames for DeSantis.
After rejecting “Meatball Ron,” Trump reportedly floated “Ron DisHonest,” “Ron DeEstablishment,” and “Tiny D,” but appeared to favor the original “DeSanctimonious” nickname.
“To me, it’s just background noise,” DeSantis said of Trump’s jabs. “It’s not important for me to be fighting with people on social media. It’s not accomplishing anything for the people I represent.”
Trump has taken aim at DeSantis in recent weeks as speculation continues to mount that the Florida Governor will soon announce his own 2024 campaign.
On Wednesday, Trump responded to DeSantis’ interview with Morgan on Truth Social.
“While I am fighting against Radical Left Lunatics, Persecutors, and unfair Prosecutors who want to destroy us all, Ron DeSanctimonious is not working for the people of Florida as he should be, he is too busy chatting with a Ratings Challenged TV Host from England, desperately trying to rescue his failing Campaign—But it’s my fault, I put him there!” he said.