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Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has spoken about the nicknames that were given to him by former President Donald Trump and he is taking them with good humor.
He spoke to host Piers Morgan in an interview set to be aired on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” on Fox Nation this Thursday where the host asked him about the nicknames.
“What is your favorite nickname that Trump’s given you so far?” the host asked. “Is it Ron DeSanctimonious or Meatball Ron?”
“I don’t know how to spell ‘DeSanctimonious,’” the Florida governor said. “I don’t really know what it means, but you know, I kind of like it. It’s long. It’s got a lot of vowels. I mean, we’d go with that. That’s fine. You know, you can call me whatever you want. I mean, just as long as you, you know, also call me a winner.”
The former president has denied the report that he calls DeSantis “Meatball Ron” in private.
“I will never call Ron DeSanctimonious ‘Meatball’ Ron, as the Fake News is insisting I will. Even though FoxNews killing lightweight Paul Ryan is revered by him, Low Energy Jeb Bush is his hero and always at his side, his beaches and State were closed for long periods of time, his testing, testing, testing for the China Virus didn’t work out too well, and his loyalty skills are really weak, it would be totally inappropriate to use the word ‘meatball’ as a moniker for Ron!“ he said on TruthSocial in February.
DeSantis weighed in Monday on the looming indictment and potential arrest of former President Donald Trump.
“So I’ve seen rumors swirl. I have not seen any facts yet, so I don’t know what’s gonna happen. But I do know this, the Manhattan District Attorney is a Soros-funded prosecutor. And so he, like other Soros-funded prosecutors, they weaponize their office to impose a political agenda on society at the expense of the rule of law and public safety,” DeSantis said at a press conference.
“He has downgraded over 50% of the felonies to misdemeanors,” DeSantis continued. “He says he doesn’t want to even have jail time for the vast, vast majority of crimes. And what we’ve seen in Manhattan is we’ve seen the crime rate go up and we’ve seen citizens become less safe.”
“And so you’re talking about this situation with, and look, I don’t know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence over some type of alleged affair,” he added. “I just, I can’t speak to that, but what I can speak to is that if you have a prosecutor who is ignoring crimes happening every single day in his jurisdiction, and he chooses to go back many, many years ago to try to use something about porn star ‘hush money’ payments, you know, that’s an example of pursuing a political agenda and weaponizing the office.’
“And I think that that’s fundamentally wrong,” he remarked. “I also think it’s important to point out when you’re talking about these Soros-funded prosecutors, yes, they may do a high profile politicized prosecution and that’s bad. But the real victims are ordinary New Yorkers, ordinary Americans, and all these different jurisdictions that they get victimized every day because of the reckless political agenda that these Soros DAs bring to their job. They ignore crime and they empower criminals. And that hurts people, hurts a lot of people every single day.”
“The Soros district attorneys are a menace to society, and I’m just glad that I’m the only governor in the country that’s actually removed one from office during my tenure,” he noted.
BREAKING: @GovRonDeSantis responds to the reports of a possible Trump indictment:
"We are not involved in this and won't be involved in this. I have no interested in getting involved in some type of manufactured circus by some Soros DA. He's trying to do a political spectacle.… pic.twitter.com/lCeCA37vnf
— Jenna Ellis 🇺🇸 (@JennaEllisEsq) March 20, 2023
“We won’t be involved in this,” he added. “I have no interest in getting involved in some type of manufactured circus by some Soros DA… He’s trying to do a political spectacle. He’s trying to virtue signal for his base. I’ve got real issues I got to deal with here in FL.”