The former president took his war against his onetime protégé and now 2024 rival to a new level.
The former president posted a video attacking
DeSantis as an ingrate who owes his career to Trump. He posted another of what appears to be a SpaceX rocket falling over and exploding
with “Ron! 2024” over it.
And he shared a weird video mocking DeSantis’ entry via a glitchy Twitter event
hosted by Elon Musk
In Trump’s version, the participants include not just Musk and DeSantis but also Adolf Hitler, the devil, a coughing Dick Cheney, billionaire George Soros, World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab and an FBI agent openly plotting to “take out” Trump.
The video concludes with a fake ― perhaps AI ― Trump voice unleashing insults.
“The devil, I’m gonna kick your *** very soon. Hitler, you’re already dead. Dick Cheney, sounds like you’ll be joining Hitler very soon,” the Trump voice says. “Ron DeSanctimonious can kiss my big, beautiful 2024 presidential ***.”
DeSantis at one point appeared to be a legitimate threat to Trump’s third run for the presidency, with polls showing him catching up the former president.
One poll in January even had DeSantis with a lead
His star has since faded, with more recent polls showing the Florida governor behind by double digits ― including a recent Quinnipiac poll
that has the Florida governor down by nearly 30 percentage points.
“His whole campaign will be a disaster,” Trump predicted Wednesday on Truth Social. “WATCH!”