Trump retires "DeSanctimonious" nickname follow DeSantis endorsement

 January 22, 2024

Former President Trump has had a bitter rivalry with Ron DeSantis since 2022, frequently referring to the Florida Republican governor as "Ron DeSanctimonious."

Yet in what may be regarded as a shocking move by some, Trump recently confirmed that he will retire the disparaging nickname. 

DeSantis throws his support behind Trump ahead of New Hampshire primary vote

According to Breitbart, Trump made the announcement while speaking to a reporter at a campaign stop in New Hampshire this past weekend.

It came one day after DeSantis posted a video to social media in which he officially ended his presidential campaign and threw his support behind the former president.

"If there was anything I could do to produce a favorable outcome — more campaign stops, more interviews — I would do it," DeSantis told his viewers.

"Majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance"

"But I can’t ask our supporters to volunteer their time and donate their resources if we don’t have a clear path to victory. Accordingly, I am today suspending my campaign," he continued.

The Florida governor went on to point out that "a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance."

DeSantis recalled how conservatives "watched his presidency get stymied by relentless resistance and they see Democrats using lawfare to this day to attack him."

The governor acknowledged that he has "had disagreements with Donald Trump" in the past, including Trump's position "on the coronavirus pandemic and his elevation of Anthony Fauci."

DeSantis says Haley represents "the old Republican guard of yesteryear"

However, DeSantis went on to declare that his former rival "is superior to the current incumbent, Joe Biden," something he said is "clear."

The governor also pointed out that he "signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee," stressing that he intends to honor his word.

DeSantis then took a shot at Trump's last remaining challenger, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. He said the former president "has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear — a repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism — that Nikki Haley represents."

"The days of putting Americans last, of kowtowing to large corporations, of caving to woke ideology, are over," DeSantis asserted as he drew to a close.

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