The Trump campaign has launched a scathing attack on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, likening him to a “thirsty, third-rate OnlyFans wannabe model” for debating California Governor Gavin Newsom.
The campaign’s spokesperson, Steven Cheung, accused DeSantis of being desperate for attention and acting more like a reality TV star than a presidential candidate. The attack comes as DeSantis and Newsom were set to debate on Fox News, with the Trump campaign’s message titled “Kiss of Death.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has responded to the criticism from the Trump campaign by sharpening his attacks on Donald Trump and defending his own campaign. In a recent statement, DeSantis emphasized his focus on his record and the support he has garnered, telling the press to “check out the scoreboard” and dismissing the criticism as “just noise.”
He has also been more frequent and pointed in his criticisms of Trump, particularly regarding Trump’s conduct and electability. This response reflects DeSantis’ efforts to distinguish himself from Trump and position himself as a viable alternative in the 2024 presidential race.