Donald Trump mocks Ron ‘DeSanctimonious’ DeSantis on eve of Florida rally
In a hypothetical matchup in Florida, Ron DeSantis gets good news.

Trump DeSantis
Was the swipe a warmup to a whole routine in the Sunshine State?

On the eve of a rally in Florida, Donald Trump mocked Ron DeSantis in front of a national audience. At a rally in Pennsylvania, the former President read over recent polling results for the GOP nomination.

Trump took the chance to unveil a nickname for the Governor of his adopted home state: “Ron DeSanctimonious.”

“We’re winning big, big, big in the Republican Party for the nomination like nobody has ever seen before,” Trump said of a potential 2024 Primary. “There it is, Trump at 71%, Ron DeSanctimonious at 10%.”

Trump went on to take shots at his own former Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. But the fresh swipe at DeSantis seems particularly notable as Trump’s next planned rally takes place in Miami. The President will campaign for GOP U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio Sunday as Republicans seek to win a majority in the Senate, but he noticeably snubbed DeSantis for the event and didn’t invite the Governor to share the stage.

DeSantis in fact will hold a rally in Sarasota at the exact same time Trump’s event in Miami is set to begin. The Governor will then follow that up with a rally and concert in Fort Myers headlined by singer Parker McCollum at the Alico Arena.

But many of the major political figures in Florida who have rallied with the Governor at other stops on his “Don’t Tread on Florida” Tour appear on a pre-announced guest list for Trump’s rally. That includes Agriculture Commissioner nominee Wilton Simpson. It also includes state Sen. Joe Gruters, Chair of the Republican Party of Florida and a Sarasota resident who will leave the town where DeSantis is planning a rally to instead emcee the Trump event in Miami.

The dueling rallies already have been widely seen as a preview of a potential, if not inevitable, Primary showdown between Trump and DeSantis in the lead-up to the 2024 General Election. Most assume DeSantis, who is favored to win re-election Tuesday over Democrat Charlie Crist, will run for President in 2024, and press reports Trump could announce another White House run as soon as Nov. 14.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


10 comments

  • Elliott Offen

    November 6, 2022 at 8:30 am

    What Trump is trying to say by Ron Desanctimonious is that he feels Ron is not far right enough, dirty enough, and doesn’t lie enough. At least Trump quacks like a duck. Ron is a duck that doesn’t quack, but will continue to pit Americans against each other and shovel money to the rich.

  • Tom

    November 6, 2022 at 8:50 am

    As if idiot misfit Elliot , the other half of the alias liars, Joey Corsin knows. You and corsin are soros chinese bots. Dum Dems ignants.

    DeSantis is doing great! I was with him at a Friday event, over 1000 in attendance, at Dem stronghold in south Florida.

    The Miami event is actually good, it ensures Miami Dade likely going FGOP. What a slam dunk! DeSantis in Bob Graham 60% range.

    Gov Ron has been doing multiple events across state. It actually strengthens him distancing from 45.

    What Gov Ron could have done was go to New Hampshire after a few events in Florida early Sunday and campaign for Senate and House candidates, who are in position to win. New Hampshire the first primary state. That would have busted Trumps and felon Stones balls. Just saying. Would, coulda, shoulda.

    • marylou

      November 6, 2022 at 10:04 am

      I hope you congratulated DeSatan on getting God to perform a supporting role in wRONg’s latest campaign ad! In it, God tells Florida voters that he made Ron on the 8th day to protect freedom for Americans!

      Will MAGAs join deLusional in this blasphemy??

  • Elliott Offen

    November 6, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Dem ding dong ping pong ching chong Chinese Soros Manchurian bot eeeee
    You’re talking gibberish buddy. Seek help for borderline schizophrenia and intellectual disability. You’ve regressed back to age 3. Seek medication and therapy immediately.

  • Impeach Biden

    November 6, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Tuesday is going to be a glorious day. Biden will become a lame duck. Pelosi will be giving up her gavel. Schumer will be crying like the PB he is. Thanks to the American voters the Republicans will take over and clean up this mess brought to us by the most incompetent administration in many many years.

    • Charlie Crist

      November 6, 2022 at 10:21 am

      👆Far right propaganda. GOP is a shambling husk of a party. This party is a national security threat and full of criminals and grifters. They do nothing for anyone who isn’t rich. They might be able to rope in stupid people in rural areas but their influence will get less and less as time goes on.

  • Unreconstructed

    November 6, 2022 at 10:27 am

    The man who hired Mike Pence, John Bolton, and Bill Barr is clearly a good judge of character.
    Maybe it’s time to move on.

  • PeterH

    November 6, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Another childish rant. Trump thinks his run for the presidency will prevent an indictment.

  • grinning libber

    November 7, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Neither Trump nor deathsatan will be the 2024 candidate – but please continue to bash each other. It’s hilarious.

  • Steamdude

    November 7, 2022 at 10:49 am

    The imbecile couldn’t spell sanctimonious to save his ass, and someone probably had to tell him what it means. I’ll bet he felt like a real “stable genius” using such a big word.

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