- Roger Stone suggested Ron DeSantis that it would be “ingratitude and treachery” to run against Trump.
- He moreover hit out at DeSantis’ partner, evaluating her to Lady Macbeth.
- Trump and DeSantis are every seen as GOP frontrunners, though neither has launched his candidacy.
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone suggested Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that it would be treacherous for him to run against Trump in 2024.
Stone posted his cautionary message to DeSantis on Telegram on Wednesday, calling the governor “Ron DeSanctimonius.”
“If Governor Ron DeSantis challenges @realDonaldTrump who has made it clear that he will be a candidate in 2024 it would be the most stunning act of ingratitude and treachery in the history of American politics,” Stone wrote.
He moreover parroted the former president’s claim that a Trump endorsement helped DeSantis win the governorship once more in 2019.
In the submit, Stone moreover hit out at DeSantis’ partner, Casey DeSantis.
“Have you ever noticed how much Ron DeSantis’ wife Casey is like Lady Macbeth?” Stone wrote, referencing the Shakespearean character who encourages Macbeth to commit regicide and is later pushed to madness herself. Casey DeSantis did not immediately reply to Insider’s request for comment.
In one different Telegram post on Thursday, Stone well-known that DeSantis “wasn’t invited” to Trump’s November rally in Miami. Stone warned DeSantis that it would be a “big mistake” to compete head-on with Trump and schedule any events on the an identical day.
Neither Trump nor DeSantis has launched a run for the presidency. They are at current the leading contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential ticket.
Much intrigue has swirled spherical Trump and his reactions in the course of DeSantis being a attainable 2024 rival. In October, Maggie Haberman, a reporter for The New York Times, suggested CNN that Trump talks about DeSantis a lot behind the scenes, further so than another GOP contender. And in September, Rolling Stone reported that Trump was nervous about how much attention DeSantis got from a political stunt that involved chartering two planes to transport 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
In July, the earlier president moreover lashed out at “Fox & Friends” for mentioning a poll that confirmed DeSantis ahead of him, accusing the current’s hosts of going “to the dark side.”
While Trump has not launched his candidacy, Trump aide and advisor Kellyanne Conway said in September that the earlier president is raring to announce his 2024 run rapidly.
As for DeSantis, in a debate on Monday, he did not commit to serving 4 full years as governor. A DeSantis marketing consultant told Insider in July that the governor is “focused on Florida and running for reelection as governor this year.”
Representatives for DeSantis did not immediately reply to Insider’s request for comment.