In many ways, former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are pretty closely aligned.
DeSantis agrees with Trump on a variety of important issues, and many have wondered if a Trump/DeSantis ticket could become a reality in 2024.
However, we’ve heard that the former POTUS is a little annoyed with the Florida leader.
Last week, Gov. DeSantis made headlines by sending 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, which Democrats ripped as a “political stunt.”
It’s similar to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sending undocumented travelers to liberal cities like New York City and Washington D.C., and is designed to send a strong message.
But according to a new Rolling Stone report, it was Trump that originally came up with this message.
Now he’s accusing DeSantis of “stealing” the concept of shipping illegal migrants to Blue strongholds, apparently to grab some of the spotlight for 2024.
Via The Daily Caller:
The former president reportedly told close allies that DeSantis is attempting to take the media spotlight away from him, sources told Rolling Stone.
Trump reportedly accused the governor of trying to ramp up support for the 2024 presidential race and has fumed over the public praise he’s received among Republicans and conservatives.
EXCLUSIVE: Sources say Trump is outraged that Ron DeSantis is stealing his "idea[s].”
The former president's rage comes after the governor flew a group of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard this past week. https://t.co/uOC6s8izDR
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) September 19, 2022
Not long after DeSantis sent the migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Trump apparently told his allies that the relocation idea was originally his.
This might be why Trump hasn’t reacted to the news — it’s feasible that he’s quietly fuming about DeSantis snagging his plan.
For most of 2022, Trump has held a significant lead over DeSantis in GOP polls, and he gained 10 points after the controversial FBI raid.
But DeSantis has been gaining ground since according to other surveys, and he even led Trump in a New Hampshire Republican voter poll (39-37%).
Now one wonders how the polls might shift with the FBI/Trump investigation continuing, and DeSantis getting more into the national news.
- Former President Donald Trump is reportedly angry with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
- Insiders claim Trump told his allies that DeSantis “stole” his idea for sending migrants to Democrat-run areas.
- Trump also apparently believes DeSantis is trying to steal attention away for a possible 2024 run.
Source: The Daily Caller