Trump campaign mocks expected DeSantis presidential campaign announcement on Twitter
The Trump campaign mocks Ron DeSantis ahead of his presidential campaign launch, brushing off the Florida governor for his plans to announce on Twitter.
Sources told Fox News Digital that DeSantis will officially announce his 2024 presidential bid Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. ET during a conversation with Elon Musk on Twitter.
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“Advertising on Twitter is perfect for Ron DeSantis,” a Trump adviser told Fox News Digital.
“That way he doesn’t have to interact with people, and the media can’t ask him questions.”
Trump has previously taken aim at DeSantis as the Florida governor mulls a potential White House offer, dubbing him “Ron DeSanctimonious.” And earlier this year, the former president accused the governor of being a “RINO GLOBALIST” and started calling him “DeSanctus.”
Highlighting his support for DeSantis in 2018, Trump argued that if the governor joined him in the race for the 2024 Republican nomination, “I think that would be a great act of disloyalty because, you know, I let him in. He had no chance. His political life was over.
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DeSantis, despite being on the sidelines, has been considered a top contender for 2024, but former President Donald Trump remains the GOP frontrunner, probing far ahead of any other Republican candidate for the White House.
Meanwhile, alongside his expected announcement, DeSantis is expected to file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, which is officially launching his GOP presidential campaign. His first national TV interview after the announcement will be with Fox News’ Trey Gowdy Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on “Fox News Tonight.”
As for Twitter, Trump uses his own social media platform, TRUTH Social. It’s unclear whether he will use Twitter during the 2024 campaign cycle.
Paul Steinhauser and Andrew Murray of Fox News contributed to this report.