As the January 6 committee’s first pair of public hearings have made abundantly clear, Donald Trump should never be allowed to hold power again given his propensity for lies and violence when things don’t go his way. Unfortunately, Trump is apparently strongly considering making another run for office, and while we don’t know exactly when it might happen, he reportedly wants to do it near Ron DeSantis’s house to rub the Florida governor and would-be contender’s nose in it. Yes, the presidential-ness just oozes!
Rolling Stone reports that Trump, unsurprisingly, would like to kick off a bid for the White House with a flashy rally, including fireworks, and not only wants to do it in Florida to “assert his dominance over an ascendant DeSantis” but has asked people if they know of venues near the governor’s Tallahassee mansion. Is he going to rent a skywriting plane and have it put a giant “F–k you, Ron” over the guy’s place too? Honestly, there’s truly nothing we should put past him. “One time that he did bring up the Florida [launch] scenario was quickly followed by him commenting on how terrible DeSantis was at public speaking and commanding an audience…[and that he’s] lacking in so much charisma and he’s so boring that Florida Republicans would leave Ron immediately for Trump [in a 2024 match-up],” a person who has spoken to the ex-president about DeSantis multiple times told Rolling Stone. The same person, and one other, also told the outlet that Trump has been telling people around him that the Florida governor is “overrated,” and that he would easily beat him. (According to one poll, that may not be the case.)
Of course, it’s hard to feel bad for DeSantis, and you definitely should not, given that he’s just as big a troll as Trump. Earlier this year, he went to war with Disney after the company had the audacity to speak out against his hateful “Don’t Say Gay” law, and this month, he bullied the Special Olympics—yes, the Special Olympics!—into dropping its vaccine mandate. And while he hasn’t led his own insurrection against the U.S. government, he’s apparently just fine with them, having commented in January that the violent riot that left numerous people dead wasn’t an insurrection at all but an excuse for the media to “smear anyone who ever supported Donald Trump.”
But you know what DeSantis does think constitutes an insurrection? Peaceful political protests:
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