- According to The New York Times, Trump is experimenting with a new nickname for Ron DeSantis.
- According to The Times, he used the insulting term “meatball ron” in conversation.
- DeSantis may be considering a 2024 presidential election against Trump.
Former President Donald Trump is trying to give Florida Governor Ron DeSantis a new nickname, including “Meatball Ron.” New York Times.
In a private conversation, Trump used insults intended to denounce DeSantis’ appearance, The Times reported Sunday.
According to The Times, Trump privately called DeSantis a “shutdown Ron.” This is a reference to DeSantis. March 2020 Executive order temporarily closing bars and nightclubs in Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election in November, and although DeSantis himself has not announced a presidential run since then, he has launched a series of preemptive attacks on rival candidates. .
But DeSantis is nearing final decisions on the 2024 presidential election and is considering when to announce his bid. The Hill reported on February 9, citing a Republican familiar with the matter. He is also one of Trump’s biggest rivals in the Republican Party.
The Trump-DeSantis feud is getting uglier
Trump first used DeSantis’ first nickname, “Ron DeSanctimonias,” at a rally in Pennsylvania in November.
In February, Trump called DeSantis a “RINO globalist” during a rant on Truth Social. “Globalist” refer Radical Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories about elite private cabal Rule the world secretly.Trump showed no evidence in him true social post DeSantis Part of this global network of powerful and evil people.
In the last few months, Trump has taken credit for electing DeSantis, claiming he cried in front of him when he called for his endorsement in 2018, calling DeSantis “mean” and “extremely dishonest.” ” was branded.
In a post on Truth Social Tuesday, Trump took their feud further when he accused DeSantis of drinking alcohol with a student when he was a high school teacher. He said he was spending his time “having consequences for the people of Florida” rather than “trying to smear other Republicans.” Insiders were unable to confirm Trump’s claims about DeSantis.
DeSantis has largely refrained from trading insults with Trump. In November, DeSantis even told people to “calm down” about the prospect of a Republican civil war between him and Trump.
However, in January, DeSantis admitted to being continuously harassed by his former allies.
At a press conference, DeSantis said in response to a question about Trump’s attacks, “I have people getting out of bed and attacking me from every angle. It’s been happening for years.” Politico.
Representatives for DeSantis and Trump did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.