While the two were once allies, they are now going head-to-head in hopes of winning their political party's vote to become the Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential election.
"DeSanctimonious Polls are getting worse & worse as the public gets to know him. The Democrats would have a field day with Ron," the former commander-in-chief wrote on Truth Social last month. "He’s cold as ICE, and only hurting the Republican Party. We have a 49 Point Lead, and should be getting even better than that!!!"
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Trump also admitted that he sees DeSantis running in the election as a form of betrayal, as he believes he helped the father-of-three win the position of Governor of Florida.
"He was dead politically. I endorsed him and saved him," the businessman stated on a podcast appearance earlier this year. "When I endorsed him he went like a rocket ship. I should call him rocket man, but now he's rocket man that's crashing."
"When you help somebody, I believe in loyalty," continued Trump. "You just don't do what he did."
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