(JustPatriots.com)- Over the last couple of weeks, the American corporate media has been running reports of an alleged “feud” between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump, leading some to suspect the Democrats are creating this narrative as another way to divide Republicans during an election year.
In an interview on One America News last week, Trump blasted Republicans as “cowards” for refusing to publicly declare their booster shot status. And though he named no names, the media seized on his remarks, claiming Trump’s coward comment was directed at DeSantis.
In a tweet last week, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said Trump has been complaining to “a range of aides” that Ron DeSantis doesn’t give the former president the level of deference Trump thinks he deserves “in the pre-2024 leadup.”
Then, over the weekend, Axios published a story titled “Trump dogs ‘dull’ DeSantis ahead of potential 2024 matchup.”
In his report, Axios writer Jonathan Swan cited an anonymous source who said behind the scenes Trump has been heard harshly criticizing DeSantis “on multiple occasions.” According to this source, Trump goes out of his way to tell people he isn’t at all worried about a possible DeSantis primary challenge in 2024 because Ron DeSantis “has no personal charisma and has a dull personality.”
Jonathan Swan concedes in his article that Ron DeSantis dismissed the entire “feud” narrative. He cites remarks DeSantis made last week during his appearance on the popular “Ruthless” podcast in which he called it a “media invention.”
But while many on the right agree that this is a media-created tempest in a teapot, some of Trump’s most diehard supporters seem to agree with the claims made by the media.
Tuesday night, Trump super-fan, Arizona state Senator Wendy Rogers went on a Twitter tirade demanding that Ron DeSantis announce that he will not challenge Trump in 2024. She declared that Trump would “mop the floor” with DeSantis in the Republican primary, and if DeSantis does challenge Trump, he “will be seen as a Benedict Arnold” and his political career will be toast.
But judging by the replies to Rogers’ tweets, it is clear her Twitter followers didn’t agree with her.
Of course, a third possibility is the Trump Team decided to float an “attack DeSantis” trial balloon to see how it went over with the Republican base. And if that’s the case, the trial balloon popped before it got off the ground.