Trump has hired several former Ron DeSantis staffers who hate him and want to destroy the governor of Florida in a thin-skinned candidate game.
These advisers, legislators and agents know DeSantis personally or have worked for him. Now some of them are working to re-elect Trump and have brought their insider knowledge of DeSantis’ operations, as well as what makes Trump’s likely chief rival successful in 2024. Equally important, some members of the Team-DeSantis contingent turned Team-Trump spoke to the ex-president about the best way to play hardball with DeSantis, assuring Trump that the Florida governor is particularly “insecure” and “sensitive,” and easy to get in the way of. in the head, two such sources who spoke to Trump told Rolling Stone.
This is one reason why the open political war between Trump and DeSantis is only set to get worse in the months ahead. “If Ron thinks the last two months have been bumpy, he’s going to have a painful ride,” said a third source, who was on the DeSantis team and is now in Trump’s orbit.
This person continues: “The nature of the conversations between people who worked for Ron is so common: ‘OK, how can we destroy this guy?’ It’s not at all on a normal level for people who hold the usual grudges against horrible bosses. It’s pure hate that’s much, much purer than that… People who traveled with Ron every day, who worked with him very closely over the years, joke to this day that it was still an open question whether or not Ron knew their names. … And that’s just the beginning.
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Stories of DeSantis treating the people around him so badly that they hate him become both common and legendary, where DeSantis’ mistreatment of others would be extreme, even for politics.
The 2024 Republican primary appears to be about a 76-year-old man facing dozens of felony counts hurling insults back and forth with a little guy in Florida who hopes to grow up to be like him one day. The corporate media is already going into a frenzy over this primary, but it looks like it will be two thin-skinned snowflakes hurling insults at each other while trying to prove who can be the cruelest and cruelest. .
None of this will be what the democratic process is supposed to look like, but it will likely put President Joe Biden in a great position to win a second term.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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