Donald Trump is giving Florida Governor Ron DeSantis the silent treatment.
In what appears to be the latest rift between the two Republicans, Trump announced he plans to campaign for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio two days before Election Day, notably leaving out the Governor from the event.
Trump’s plan to hold a Nov. 6 rally in Miami shocked sources close to DeSantis who say the governor wasn’t notified of the event prior to the former president’s Wednesday announcement, according to Politico.
The timing of the Trump and Rubio event means any campaign event DeSantis holds that day won’t receive as much attention during the all-important final stretch of the 2022 midterms.
“You’ve got the Sunday before Election Day totally hijacked by Trump parachuting in on Trump Force One taking up the whole day,” said a longtime Republican consultant who is close to the governor. “No Republican could go to a DeSantis event that day. None. And DeSantis won’t be here? This is big.”
Another person who is influential in DeSantis’ world said it was “an elbow to Ron’s throat” and blamed Trump advisers.
However, an adviser close to Trump said that the event isn’t meant to take attention away from the Florida governor and is just part of a series of campaign stops scheduled for the former president.
“This is an event President Trump is holding as part of a series of stops he is making for Republican Senate candidates,” the Trump adviser said. “It came after he and Senator Rubio spoke directly.”
Trump and DeSantis have been at odds over potentially going toe to toe in 2024 for the Republican nomination. Trump has strongly hinted at launching a presidential campaign but early polls have shown an increase in Republicans preferring DeSantis as a potential nominee, posing a major threat to Trump.
Earlier this week, DeSantis split with Trump when he opted to endorse Colorado Senate candidate Joe O’Dea who the president previously referred to as a “stupid person with a big mouth.” Trump said DeSantis’ endorsement was a “BIG MISTAKE” is a message to his TRUTH Social.
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BEWARE FAKE PATRIOTS LOOKING TO DRIVE A WEDGE BETWEEN TRUMP AND DESANTIS. THE GOAL IS TO DESTROY BOTH.
Trump is favored by many but must not cause internal problems with other Repubs! Desantis is another great choice that Repubs can count on. Concentrate on teamwork and working on positives together. There are lots of opportunities with all the Dems errors, lies, and mistakes.
Trump needs to stop fighting with his own party, and start on the commie dumbocraps,who are destroying our country. We don’t need inside fighting, acting like teenagers, we need some real spines, and guts for the new repuke party.First, u need to get rid of rhino,McConnel, the traitor,and McCarthy, another rhino,he can’t be trusted. Then get back to America first,not last with puppet,joe who is totally gone,and out of touch with reality.Get the american people back on there feet,after this incompetent, adminstration and president puts us all in poverty with idiotic policies.Joe has to go.
Should DeSantis be the GOP candidate for 2024 we would at least have a good chances of winning the presidency. If the GOP is stupid enough to turn to Trump the republicans will not only lose the race for president, but may well lose many house and senate seats. The nationwide hate of Trump runs wide and deep and can only get worse as he runs his motor mouth between now and the 2024 election. And this comment comes from somebody that voted for him in both 2016 and 2020, but would not do it a third time.
Right back at you, Gus. Someone should muzzle Mr. Trump and keep him from commenting on everything. I, too, voted for him in ’16 and’20; but I will have to turn off all hearing aids before I vote for him in ’24. The only reason not to vote for DeSantis is that, if he were to become President, we would lose him as Governor.
Mote bull 💩 @ theyve been trying to say there is a fuel between the 3 since the beginning .
The Trump haters are out in droves today. And what is his crime? “He talks too much!” Hey, if you don’t like what he says, that’s one thing, but to claim it is the reason he isn’t electable is a hollow claim, and it seems the only thing the fake patriots have against him. I say look at his RESULTS, not his words. In fact, look at most politicians results when compared to their words. Oh, they talk a great game, but the results they have are few and far between. The only exceptions to most politicians are the two front contenders, in that they have the best results that match their words. And that makes the liberals’ hair stand on end!
Whose causing this?
I can see on personality vs Policy
[…] There have also been reports of building tension between Trump and DeSantis camps for months as the former president has sought to squash any potential edge DeSantis may have in 2024. (READ NEXT: Trump Snubs DeSantis in Latest Campaign Stop Announcement) […]