donald trump He loves to invent dunning nicknames for his biggest enemies, apparently including the Republican governor of Florida. Ron DeSantismight give Trump a run for his money next presidential primary.
Trump mocked him as “Ron Desanctimonias” during a rally address in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
The nickname was not entirely original.
Trump’s longtime ally and Republican political operative Roger Stone just last month warned “Ron de Sanctimonias” In a telegram post, it says “betrayal” If he runs against Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. Stone called DeSantis “ungrateful,” and he claimed that DeSantis’ position was due to Trump’s endorsement.
Trump began his criticism of DeSantis in a speech, then moved on to his startling poll numbers. latest instructions He may be close to announcing his candidacy. It wasn’t immediately clear where the poll numbers came from.
As numbers projected onto a jumbo screen, President Trump said, “We are the Republican Party winning big, big, big with a nomination like no one has ever seen.
“Come on, 71 year old Trump [percent]Ron DeSanctimonias is 10%,” Trump said. “Seven-year-old Mike Pence, oh, Mike Pence is doing better than I thought,” he said to laughter from the crowd.
This article originally appeared on huff post and updated.