Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is finally addressing what went wrong with his once-positive relationship with former President Donald Trump.
During a Monday night appearance with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, the host asked DeSantis for his opinion on what soured between the two Florida Republicans.
“The last time I interviewed President Trump, I was there in 2018, and I always saw the two of you as friends,” Hannity opened. “And I said to him a very simple question. I asked him. I said, ‘What happened?’ And I think it’s only fair to ask you the same question. What do you think happened?”
“You know, I enjoyed supporting him when he was president,” DeSantis said, beaming in via satellite from Japan.
“We worked really hard for his reelection in Florida, and I always had a good relationship with him. And then, once the midterm election happened, he started taking shots at me!”
“I didn’t really do anything to do it except do a good job,” DeSantis added. “But that’s fine. I mean, Sean, you know, when you’re making things happen, you take incoming from a variety of targets. So that’s just the nature of the business. And I’m happy to stand strong and do what’s right.”
Recently, the former President has targeted the Florida Governor with a barrage of attacks and nicknames.
Earlier this month, a pro-Trump PAC released a new ad attacking DeSantis.
DeSantis is widely expected to enter the 2024 White House race later this spring and has performed well in numerous national hypothetical polls.