Former President Donald Trump appeared in a Fox News interview this week where he debunked claims that he has “long-stewing resentment” towards GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The Times’ article, “Who is the King of Florida? Tensions Rise Between Trump and a Former Acolyte,” published on Sunday, claimed that a “spat” over the Wuhan coronavirus created “friction” between the former president and the governor. Trump told Fox News commentator Sean Hannity that he gets along great with DeSantis and echoed DeSantis’ response that the report was “total BS.”
“Let me ask you, a friend of mine was with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis the other day and had a private conversation but, he said it wasn’t confidential, and he asked if there is any conflict or bickering between you and him and he said ‘absolutely not.’ He said it’s ‘total BS.’ Is he right?” Hannity asked Trump.
“He is right. I get along great with Ron,” Trump responded. “Ron was very good on the Mueller hoax. He was right up front along with Jim Jordan, and all of the rest of them, they were fantastic. The Republicans really stuck together. And it was a great thing. And Ron was one of them. And Ron wanted to run and I endorsed him. And that helped him greatly.”