Former President Donald Trump mocked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis calling him ‘Desanctimonious’ and mocking his polling numbers in videos uploaded to Truth Social on Thursday (May 25).
Trump said DeSantis' handling of a legal dispute with Disney was "a mess" and that he intended "to show the fake news how tough a guy he is."
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been embroiled in a bitter tussle with Walt Disney Co that began last year when the media company criticized a state bill on sexual identity and has spread to oversight of municipal services at its parks.
DeSantis' fledgling presidential campaign was looking to push forward on Thursday after a troubled online launch event drew mockery from his rivals and renewed doubts about his viability as a national candidate.
DeSantis plans to barnstorm the early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina next week in his first series of public events since joining the 2024 race for the Republican nomination on Wednesday.
The Florida governor will make speeches and hold chats in a four-day swing across 12 cities and towns from May 30 to June 2, his campaign said.
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