Roger Stone Attacks DeSantis ‘He’s not honest and not going to be president’

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Roger Stone, the longtime advisor to Donald Trump, is blasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as an Ivy League “fat boy” – the latest sign that DeSantis and Trump are at odds.

After a report that Trump considers DeSantis ‘dull,’ Stone, who has known Trump for decades and advised him informally during the 2016 campaign – then was pardoned by President Trump after a lengthy legal saga amid the Russia probe – tore into the potential Republican opponent.

‘Trump sometimes President Donald Trump hits it right on the nose. Ron DeSantis Yale Harvard fat boy can’t get out of his own way,’ Stone wrote.

‘Not smart. Not honest and not going to be president,’ Stone posted on Twitter.

Stone said that Desantis is: ‘An unknown congressman with a bad haircut and an ill-fitting suit until Donald Trump made him governor’ – omitting his latest job title: governor of a state with over 20 million people where Trump and Stone live.

Stone continued: ‘I know where he was when he was missing,’ in reference to the period of time during which DeSantis did not appear at public events, leading to internet speculation about his whereabouts. According to his office, DeSantis was helping his wife, Casey, with her cancer treatments.

In a tweet, Stone used an expletive about DeSantis and linked to a story on Axios about an alleged Trump-DeSantis rift.

Stone lashed out days after Trump addressed a rally in Arizona and theorized about what happened on Jan. 6th – as he positions himself for a potential 2024 run for the White House.

Stone’s Twitter account was suspended shortly after for some reason.

DeSantis’s undergraduate education was at Yale, and he received his law degree at Harvard. Trump has repeatedly touted his own Ivy League connection, saying he attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance.

If he runs, DeSantis has refused to say he will yield to Trump.

As rumors swirl, Trump is said to have called DeSantis ‘dull’ and a charisma-free zone. The former president is said to be angry because DeSantis hasn’t confirmed his plans to challenge Trump for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.

Former President Trump has grown increasingly irritated by DeSantis, according to sources close to him who have recently spoken to him about the governor. Trump has begun venting his frustrations to members of his inner circle about DeSantis in recent months.

‘In the context of the 2024 election, he usually gives DeSantis a pop in the nose in the middle of that type of conversation,’ explained a person who has recently spoken with Trump about DeSantis.

‘He says DeSantis has no personal charisma and has a dull personality,’ said the source to Axios.

Several pundits believe that Trump is irritated at DeSantis’ interest in running against him, as well as his growing popularity.

‘There are stories out now about Trump and DeSantis snapping towels at each other because Trump can see the same thing that everyone else can: DeSantis is getting ready [to run] no matter what Trump does,’ said former national security adviser John Bolton to Fox News.

The president is said to be further annoyed that DeSantis hasn’t made it clear he won’t run against him should he decide to run for office again.

Trump has yet to make his own announcement and is not expected to until early next year.

Former President Trump’s close aides say he expects to run for the White House again – but also admit he may choose to act as the ‘kingmaker’ for the next presidential candidate instead.

The source, who did not want to be identified, said they have heard Trump criticize DeSantis on several occasions.

It seems that Trump is angry with DeSantis because the governor of Florida ‘won’t say he won’t run [in 2024]. … The others have stated pretty clearly they won’t challenge him,’ said the source.

‘Trump has been telling a range of aides a version of, he isn’t getting the deference from DeSantis that he wants in the pre-2024 leadup.’

The New York Times reported that DeSantis has told friends he does not believe Trump’s demand that he bow the knee is reasonable.

In Florida, the governor is seeking re-election. Meanwhile, Trump claims he made him. In the 2018 gubernatorial election, former President Trump backed then-Congressman DeSantis. DeSantis’ strategy to win the general election was to heavily tie himself to Trump, including running ads in which he taught his children how to say ‘Build the Wall’ and ‘Make America Great Again.’

‘Look, I helped Ron DeSantis at a level that nobody’s ever seen before,’ Trump said in an interview with The New York Times’ Jeremy Peters regarding his upcoming book, ‘Insurgency,’ which explores the Republican Party’s further shift to the right.

According to Trump, DeSantis ‘didn’t have a chance’ to win without his help.

During Trump’s presidency, DeSantis was a frequent visitor to Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago. When Trump was in town, DeSantis and Trump dined together regularly.

According to a recent interview by Donald Trump, politicians who refuse to disclose whether they have received their COVID vaccine or booster are ‘gutless.’ DeSantis was among those targeted.

‘I’ve taken it, I’ve had the booster,’ Trump said.

‘Many politicians – I’ve watched a couple of politicians be interviewed and one of the questions was ‘did you get the booster,’ he continued. ‘The answer is yes but they don’t want to say it, because they’re gutless. You gotta say it, whether you’ve had it or not, say it.’

‘The vaccine has saved tens of millions of people throughout the world. I have had absolutely no side effects,’ he said during an interview with OAN that aired Tuesday.

But the former president believes young people should not be vaccinated.

‘I don’t think young, healthy people should take it. I think that, certainly these young kids their immune system is so strong,’ he said, before telling the story of how his 15-year-old son Barron had Covid-19 for ‘like two seconds.’

As a result of his confidence in being the GOP nominee, Trump has said that if he runs again for president, most other Republicans will ‘drop out.’

As recently as October, Trump boasted that if he were to run for the GOP nomination in 2024, he could easily defeat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, whose popularity has been skyrocketing during the pandemic.

‘If I faced him, I’d beat him like I would beat everyone else,’ he remarked at the time.

‘I don’t think I will face him,’ Trump asserted during the interview. ‘I think most people would drop out, I think he would drop out.’

This prediction was made by Trump while he was interviewed by Yahoo Finance.

Trump is still popular with Republican voters, and he has a lot of influence among Republican politicians as he thinks about running for president a third time.

‘It’s getting to a point where we really have no choice’ Trump said last month about his possible candidacy.

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