Predictions of a bitter 2024 race for the White House have been swirling for months now, and as Donald Trump prepares to face a possible indictment in New York City he’s continuing to turn up the heat on a likely challenger.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has yet to make any official announcement about his potential entry into the 2024 presidential race, but his actions over the course of the last several months have indicated that he’s planning on it. This has former President Trump up in arms and lashing out at DeSantis repeatedly.
This week, Trump’s attacks on DeSantis took a rather lewd turn.
Trump, in a post on Truth Social, raised questions about DeSantis’s sexuality and once again peddled his groomer smear against the Florida Republican who is seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2024.
“Ron DeSanctimonious will probably find out about FALSE ACCUSATIONS & FAKE STORIES sometime in the future, as he gets older, wiser, and better known, when he’s unfairly and illegally attacked by a woman, even classmates that are “underage” (or possibly a man!),” Trump seethed. ‘I’m sure he will want to fight these misfits just like I do!”
Trump also included a picture from an article suggesting the worst about DeSantis’s conduct with “underage” young people.
The ugly swipe came just hours after DeSantis took a shot at Trump regarding his likely arrest later this week.
“I don’t know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star or to secure silence over some time of alleged affair. I just – I can’t speak to that,” DeSantis told reporters on Monday. “But what I can speak is that you have a prosecutor who is ignoring crimes happening every single day in his jurisdiction and he chooses to go back many, many years ago to try to use something about porn star hush money payments. You know, that’s an example of pursuing a political agenda.”
Trump has largely polled more favorably than DeSantis when it comes to the 2024 election, but there are concerns among some in the GOP that the legal trouble facing the former President could tip the scales in the Florida lawmaker’s favor.