John Bowden and Oliver O’Connell
Wed, 8 March 2023 at 6:06 pm GMT
Donald Trump has reportedly been trying out some new nicknames for Ron DeSantis as he eyes the Florida governor as his key Republican rival in the 2024 White House race.
The former president – who is known for giving his political foes derogatory monikors – is said to be mulling possibilities including Ron DisHonest”, “Tiny D” and “Ron DeEstablishment” for Mr DeSantis, Bloomberg News reported.
While Mr DeSantis is yet to announce his bid for the presidential race, Mr Trump is “strongly” considering picking conspiracy theorist and failed Arizona governor candidate Kari Lake as his running mate, according to Axios.
In other Trumpworld happenings, Ivanka Trump has asked for a delay in bringing the $250m fraud lawsuit against her, her brothers, her father and their family’s eponymous real estate company to trial.
Her lawyers argue the fraud complaint “does not contain a single allegation that Ms Trump directly or indirectly created, prepared, reviewed, or certified any of her father’s financial statements”.
“Other individuals were responsible for those tasks,” they added.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump is praising Fox News host Tucker Carlson for airing footage of the January 6 Capitol riot falsely depicting it as a peaceful process.
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