Former President Donald Trump fired on Ron DeSantis on Saturday, calling his chief opponent “disloyal” and telling the Florida governor to “Come home, Ron” amid the state’s escalating housing and insurance crises.
DeSantis was the target of four of eight brilliantly produced clips posted to Trump’s social media platform on Saturday, with other videos showing Trump attacking the “Club for No Growth”, the investigation into documents found at President Joe Biden’s residence and his own impeachment.
But Trump’s main focus was his former ally turned adversary.
“The DeSanctimonious super-PAC, Always Back Down, should focus more on auto and home insurance in Florida, which has achieved the highest status in the country, and by far the highest, instead of spending money on a campaign that is going absolutely nowhere,” Trump tells the camera in a clip. “Come home, Ron, where you belong. Lower those insurance rates, because what’s happening in Florida shouldn’t be happening anywhere.
Trump’s comments come as the Sunshine State faces a growing housing and insurance crisis, with major insurance companies like Farmers Insurance and AAA pulling coverage in the state citing increased hurricane risk.
The former president also attacked DeSantis’ sympathy, saying “the more people know about him, the lower his polls go down.”
“He won’t be number two any more soon,” Trump said. “He deserves it; he’s a very disloyal person.
A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Trump at 47% GOP support, with DeSantis at 19%.