Former President Trump at a campaign event Saturday night referred to Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis as “Ron DeSanctimonious,” a comment political observers point to as sign of prelude to a likely hard-fought contest for the GOP 2024 presidential nomination.
“We’re winning big in the Republican Party for the nomination like nobody’s ever seen before,” Trump said Saturday night in western Pennsylvania.
The former president then listed the names of those he considers other Republicans who could potentially challenge him in 2024.
“There it is, Trump at 71 percent, Ron DeSanctimonious at 10%,” Trump told the crowd, citing what were apparently approval numbers.
“Mike Pence at seven, oh, Mike is doing better than I thought,” Trump continued. “Liz Cheney there’s no way she’s at 4%. There’s no way. There’s no way. But we’re at 71.”