Florida Governor Ron DeSantis might have just gone from friend to foe for former President Trump. The two Republicans have been trading veiled attacks on each other over 2024 prospects but now DeSantis has made it clear he doesn’t intend to bow to the former President.
The Daily Mail reports:
Trump reportedly said the popular governor has ‘no personal charisma’ and a ‘dull personality’ as rumors swirl the ex-president is angry DeSantis hasn’t declined to challenge him for the GOP presidential nomination.
DeSantis, however, has told his inner circle that Trump’s ‘expectation that he bend the knee is asking too much,’ the New York Times reported.
The governor blasted back at Trump’s criticisms, accusing the ex-president of being ‘uncharacteristically out of step with the hard-line elements of his party’s base’.
Sources close to the former president who have recently talked to him about the governor said Trump has grown increasingly irked by DeSantis in recent months, with Trump beginning to voice his frustrations to those in his inner circle.
On Tuesday, Roger Stone also inserted himself in the Republican feud when he attacked the Florida Governor in a Tweet.
Interesting comments from Roger Stone about Desantis. pic.twitter.com/ZeiBLQYBJ8
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 17, 2022