According to a new report, the presidential campaign of former President Donald Trump is now spreading the word that anyone who works for the campaign of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in 2024 will be blackballed .
According to a story that was published on Friday by RealClearPolitics, Justin Caporale, who helps manage the advance team for the former president, has disseminated the information that anyone who staffed a recent DeSantis book tour will be deemed “persona non grata.”
In the meanwhile, a key Trump associate stated that the rule would extend to more than simply junior staffers who put up folding chairs and displayed banners at events hosted by DeSantis.
“If you work for Ron DeSantis’ presidential race, you will not work for the Trump campaign or in the Trump White House.” a source close to the former president reportedly told RealClearPolitics.
The alleged threat comes amid an escalating war of words between Trump, who has announced a presidential campaign for 2024, and DeSantis, who has not announced a White House bid but is still widely considered Trump’s chief competition in the Republican primary.
Trump has stated his intention to run for president again in 2024.
For his part, DeSantis has not yet officially announced whether he intends on runing for the White House in 2024, though he is widely expected to sometime this summer.
Just a few days ago, President Trump has been ramping up his attacks on Governor Ron DeSantis.
Trump remarked this week on DeSantis, in which he dubbed the governor “average” and said that he is better at public relations than governing.
DeSantis, for his part, has finally started to fight back against the Trump, after months of withering fire from the former president.
In a fresh interview that took place this week with the journalist Piers Morgan, DeSantis took aim at Trump over his mannerisms, temperament, and leadership, and he stated that, unlikely, there is “no daily drama” in his governor’s office.
When it came to the COVID epidemic, the governor of Florida also made a stark contrast with Trump, claiming that if he had been president during that time, he would have “fired” Dr. Anthony Fauci, something Trump failed to do during his time in office.