Former President Donald Trump fired off a displeased Truth on Sunday night, reacting to a Washington Examiner exclusive that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is recording a robocall for a Republican candidate whom Trump has rejected.
That candidate is Joe O’Dea, the underdog Senate contender in Colorado who is trailing Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) in public opinion polls and last week made waves when he vowed to “actively campaign against” Trump and spoke favorably of other party heavyweights, including DeSantis.
Sharing the article written by Washington Examiner senior political correspondent David Drucker on his Truth Social platform, Trump added a brief message laced with umbrage. “A BIG MISTAKE!” Trump said in all capital letters.
The missive marks one of the most clear points of frustration between Trump and DeSantis, both of whom are considered top tier candidates to clash in the upcoming 2024 GOP presidential primary, should they commit to a bid.
In the robocall, which was shared with this news outlet, DeSantis says, “America needs strong leadership and desperately. That’s why I’m endorsing Joe O’Dea for U.S. Senate.”
After O’Dea took a public stance against Trump during the Sunday talks shows last week, Trump completely disavowed the candidate, saying, “MAGA doesn’t Vote for stupid people with big mouths.”