At a campaign rally on Saturday (November 5), former President Donald Trump made the most public display of his apparent disdain for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, coining the nickname “Ron DeSanctimonious.”
Trump made the remarks at the event in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, while reading approval ratings for potential 2024 Republicans Presidential candidates.
Discussing the midterm elections, Trump said, “We’re winning big in the Republican Party for the nomination like nobody’s ever seen before.”
“This is the year we’re going to take back the House. We’re going to take back the Senate. And we’re going to take back America. We’re going to take it back,” Trump added.
He then read the approval ratings, starting with his own.
“There it is, Trump at 71, Ron DeSanctimonious at 10 percent, Mike Pence at 7, oh, Mike is doing better than I thought,” Trump stated.
He then expressed his disbelief at outgoing Republican lawmaker Rep. Liz Cheney’s (Wyo.) numbers, saying, “Liz Cheney there’s no way she’s at 4 percent There’s no way. There’s no way. But we’re at 71 to 10 to 7 to 4.”
The day before Trump made the jab, Axios had reported that the former President’s team plans to announce his 2024 Presidential bid on November 14.
But on Saturday, the President all but confirmed his intentions to run, telling the crowd, “One of the reasons I don’t want to do that right now — cause I’d like to do it — but you know what, and I really mean this, I want to have the focus tonight be on Dr. Oz and on Doug Mastriano.”