Roger Stone posts video of him telling Trump DeSantis is ‘piece of shit’

Right-wing strategist Roger Stone shared a video clip this weekend of him greeting former President Donald Trump and calling Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, a “piece of shit.”

Trump has spoken favorably of his relationship with DeSantis, but there have been reports of a feud between the two prominent Republicans. There is speculation that the Florida governor is considering a possible Republican bid for the party’s presidential nomination in 2024, which Trump has also hinted he plans to pursue. The former president in January called rumors of tensions between him and DeSantis “fake news.”

Stone posted a 14-second video clip on Rumble and then shared the link on Telegram and Gettr on Saturday. The prominent Trump ally captioned the clip: “Roger Stone and Donald Trump together again.”

The video begins with a focus on Trump at what appears to be his Mar-a-Lago resort club in Florida, where he resides.

“Got it, my friend, I didn’t even see you,” the former president says, walking over to give Stone a light 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 her hand and saying, “Ron DeSantis is a piece of shit.” The video then abruptly cuts off.

Stone previously criticized the governor for what he described as “disloyalty” to the former president.

“Governor Ron DeSantis refuses to put his own presidential ambitions on hold until President Donald Trump has decided whether he wants to run again,” he said in a January video. “I consider that to be an unbelievable act of disloyalty and ingratitude.”

In November of last year, Stone emailed supporters saying he would not support DeSantis if he chose to run in 2024.

“Let’s just say in the event that he doesn’t choose to run, let’s just say Gov. Ron DeSantis would not be the candidate I support,” Stone wrote, Politico reported. “Republicans, conservatives and Trump supporters across the country, who are impressed with our governor with his high-flying rhetoric, need to carefully focus their public policy decisions.”

Roger Stone shared a video online of him greeting former President Donald Trump and calling Florida Governor Ron DeSantis a “piece of shit.” Above, Stone addresses reporters in front of the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Federal Building on December 17, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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However, he also praised DeSantis as recently as this month. “Governor Ron DeSantis is a hero for building the walls in the culture war,” he wrote in a post on his Telegram channel on April 4.

Trump was asked about a possible DeSantis candidacy in 2024 during an interview with washington post earlier this month. The former president said he didn’t think the Florida governor, as well as several other high-profile Republicans, wanted to run against him.

“If I did run, I can’t imagine they would want to run. Some out of loyalty would have had a hard time running. I think most of those people, and pretty much every name you mentioned, are there because of me.” In some cases, because I supported them and I supported them. You know Ron was in the 3 percent, and the day I endorsed him, he won the race,” the former president said.

In a January interview with Fox News, Trump said, “I get along very well with Ron” and that rumors of any breakup between him and the Republican governor were “fake news.”

DeSantis similarly dismissed reports of tension.

“He wants to see the Republicans do well,” DeSantis said of Trump in an interview with Fox News in February. “And I think when the media tries to act like they’re mad at me for doing well, I think that’s total nonsense. I think they’re just making it up.”

The governor has previously dismissed speculation about any presidential ambitions for 2024. “All speculation about me is purely fabricated. I just do my job,” he said last September during a press conference. “I hear all this stuff, and honestly, it’s nonsense.”

news week contacted DeSantis’s spokesman and Trump’s press office for comment.

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