Trump Launches Fiery, Unprovoked Screed Against ‘Average’ DeSantis

ESTERO, FL - OCTOBER 31:  President Donald Trump greets Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis during a campaign rally at the Hertz Arena on October 31, 2018 in Estero, Florida. President Trump continues traveling across America to help get the vote out for Republican candidates running for office.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Former President Donald Trump launched a fiery, unprovoked screed against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who romped to a 20-point reelection victory and is seen as a 2024 challenger to Trump for the White House.
  • Trump called DeSantis an “average” governor with “great Public Relations,” and took credit for getting DeSantis elected in 2018.



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