Trump amplifies post claiming DeSantis was ‘grooming a schoolgirl’

Side portrait of Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.

Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis address at the midterm election rally in Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 7, 2022 and Tampa, Florida, Nov. 8, 2022. (Gaelen Morse, Marco Bello/Reuters)

Former President Donald Trump threw a party for underage students on Tuesday while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, was working as a teacher at a high school in Georgia. I grabbed the story and escalated the attack.

of 5 consecutive posts Tuesday On his social media site, Trus Social, Trump followed DeSantis. Two of them referenced articles published by his website on the far right. It claimed DeSantis was photographed “partying with minors” at Darlington School, a private K-12 school in Rome, Georgia, where DeSantis taught from 2001 to 2002.

Trump reposted a photo originally posted by members of Truth Social. The member, who goes by the handle Dong-Chan Lee, is an alt-right meme that uses his Pepe the Frog profile picture and features Trump’s signature hairstyle. The image showed what appeared to be DeSantis surrounded by his three young women.

So far, Trump, the only Republican to officially declare himself a candidate for the 2024 presidential election, added his own comment to go along with the photo. Right?” Trump wrote. “He would never do that!”

In another repost, Trump added an even more sarcastic comment, writing, “No way?” When highlighting further comments from the same Truth Social user who posted DeSantis’ photo.

“When Ron DeSantis was a high school teacher, he used to have ‘drinking parties’ with his students. [sic] Pretty vulgar and effebophilic,” Trump wrote.

Few issues resonate more with the extreme right wing of the Republican Party than accusations of sexual relations with minors. For example, proponents of the QAnon conspiracy theory network believe that the government, especially Democrats, is made up of Satan-worshipping pedophiles.Trump too Share QAnon memes in a true society.

DeSantis is widely believed to be planning to announce his own presidential candidacy, but has so far adhered to a strategy of ignoring Trump’s attacks on him. I coined the nickname “Ron Desanctimonias”. But Tuesday’s post may test that strategy.

Trump further accused Trump of his false belief that the 2020 election was stolen when he was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018, and that DeSantis was arrested after a violent mob was arrested on January 6, 2021. He is said to have said that he was fine.

DeSantis has a 9 percent lead over Trump in the virtual one-on-one primary, according to a poll released Monday by the conservative Club for Growth. trump does better When a field is expanded to contain multiple candidates. The Club for Growth poll added former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, and former Vice President. With Gov. Mike Pompeo and Glenn Youngkin, Gov. of Virginia, selected as choices, Trump was first with 37% and DeSantis was second with 33%.