(RightIsRight.co) – Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to attack Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday.
The former President, who declared his third presidential campaign in November, perpetuated an accusation that DeSantis attended a drinking party with students at a high school where he once taught in Georgia and other political allegations.
These attacks come as speculation grows that the two will face each other in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.
A Truth Social user posted a photo of an alleged younger DeSantis partying with three girls who reportedly attended Darlington School, where the Governor previously taught history. The Hill Reporter reported an exclusive story on the photo and these allegations in October 2021.
Trump also attacked DeSantis for saying he was “glad” to see the Capitol rioters arrested after January 6, 2021, and responded to DeSantis voting against HR 6136, also known as the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018, when he was in Congress. “What about ANTIFA & BLM, Ron?” Trump wrote in a post.
The bill failed to pass the House, with 301 representatives voting against it, including 112 Republicans and all Democrats. The legislation aimed to increase enforcement personnel and build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump has repeatedly attacked DeSantis in recent months due to polls finding the Governor leading the former President in the Republican primary if held today.
The former President mockingly nicknamed DeSantis “Ron DeSanctimonious” at a November campaign rally in Pennsylvania and credited himself for the Governor’s rise in popularity.
Trump also attacked the Governor for his state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, accusing him of responding “far worse” than any other Republican governor.
DeSantis responded that he won the election with the highest percentage of the vote of any other Republican candidate in Florida, indicating that he and his policies are still popular in the state.
A recent poll found DeSantis leading Trump by nine points, 49% to 40%, although the gap narrows to four points when other candidates are included. Other polls from New Hampshire, Florida, Georgia, and Iowa show DeSantis ahead of Trump.
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