- Oct 3, 2013
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- Political Leaning
Roger Stone Posts Video of Him Telling Trump DeSantis Is 'Piece of S***'
The prominent Trump ally has previously slammed the Florida governor for perceived "disloyalty and ingratitude" to the former president.
Right-wing strategist Roger Stone shared a video clip this weekend of him greeting former President Donald Trump and telling him that Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, is a "piece of s***."
Trump has spoken favorably of his relationship with DeSantis, but there have been reports of a feud between the two prominent Republicans. The Florida governor is speculated to be considering a potential GOP bid for the party's 2024 presidential nomination, which Trump has also strongly hinted he plans to seek. The former president in January called rumors of tensions between him and DeSantis "fake news."
Stone posted a 14-second video clip to Rumble and then shared the link to Telegram and Gettr on Saturday. The prominent Trump ally titled the clip: "Roger Stone and Donald Trump together again."
The video starts out focused on Trump at what appears to be his Mar-a-Lago club resort in Florida, where he resides.
"Roger, my man, I didn't even see you," the former president says, coming up to give Stone a slight hug. "How can I not see my friend?"
"God bless you," Stone says in response. Trump then says something inaudible before his friend leans in, gesturing with his hand, as he says, "Ron DeSantis is a piece of s***." The video then cuts abruptly.
Stone has previously slammed the governor over what he described as "disloyalty" to the former president.
Stone has never been a fan of DeSantis...and it's clear Team Trump is recognizing a potential threat to Trump's iron fist grip over the GOP. Now, keep in mind that DeSantis is the chosen candidate for the so called "establishment GOP" in 2024...he's the guy they want, and he's the guy the big money GOP backers and powers that be want as the candidate in 2024. The only thing standing in his and the GOP's way in 2024...is Trump. Trump, and the thugs he surrounds himself with, recognizes this reality...hence why Trump every so often is doing an interview bragging about how he made DeSantis (he's correct here), or how DeSantis would never run against him if he runs in 2024 (he's also correct here), or how he would destroy him in the primaries if Ron did run against him (he's also correct here). The GOP recognizes the reality that DeSantis has found an excellent balance between appeasing the Republican establishment, while also appeasing Trump's radicalized far right base at the same time...usually with fake culture war issues like "CRT", or the worthless "don't say gay" bill he signed in Florida that created another manufactured culture war about supposed "grooming" in classrooms, which is another bogus narrative to feed the rubes with. Throw his recent abortion bill in the mix too. DeSantis has done successfully what several other Trump molded GOP politicians like Ted cruz, Josh Hawley, Tom Cotton, Kristi Noem, etc have tried, but failed to do. He found the right balance, but there's absolutely not a chance in hell Trump just sits back and let DeSantis steal his thunder, especially since he made him relevant in the first place.
My prediction? Trump runs in 2024, and the GOP orders DeSantis to sit out the 2024 race (which you will then see DeSantis come out and claim he won't run because he wants to finish his term as governor, and save Florida from EVIL Democrats, and some other bullshit scripted nonsense he'll recite), because the GOP is wayyyy too terrified of Trump to try what they did in 2015-2016 and back other candidates over him. They aren't going to risk Trump going rogue and taking a large chunk of his base with him, thus they'll keep their mouths shut and ride out the Trump storm...again.