Trump has hired several former Ron DeSantis staffers against thin-skinned candidates who hate him and want to destroy the Florida governor.
These advisers, legislators and operatives either knew DeSantis personally or worked for him. Now, some are working to re-elect Trump and bring intimate knowledge of the operations of DeSantis, who has also made him Trump’s 2024 primary challenger. Just as importantly, some Team-DeSantis-turned-Team-Trump stalwarts have discussed how best to keep the former president at bay with DeSantis, assuring Trump that the Florida governor is exceptionally “reliable” and “passionate.” It’s easy to get in his head, two sources who have spoken to Trump told Rolling Stone.
It’s one reason why the open political battle between Trump and DeSantis is only expected to get worse in the coming months. “If Ron thinks the last two months have been brilliant, he’s in for a rough ride,” said a third source who was on Team DeSantis and is now in Trump’s orbit.
The person continued, “The nature of the conversation between the people who worked for Ron was very frequent: ‘Okay, how do we destroy this guy?’ Not at the usual level for people who hold grudges against abusive bosses. It’s purer hatred than that… People who traveled with Ron every day, worked closely with him over the years joke to this day that it was an open question whether Ron knew their name or not. … And it’s just the beginning.”
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Stories of DeSantis treating those around him badly. His detractors have become both commonplace and legendary, DeSantis’s mistreatment of others is exaggerated even for politics.
In the year The 2024 Republican primary looks like a 76-year-old man throwing insults back and forth in Florida with a small following. The corporate media is already going crazy at this early stage, but it seems like two thin-skinned snowflakes are insulting each other as they try to prove who might be the most heartless and cruel.
None of this is what the Democratic process should look like, but it probably puts President Joe Biden in a great position to win a second term.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association
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