Donald Trump maintains, even though he routinely makes fun of and insults DeSantis, that he doesn't give the governor much of his attention or thought.
Former US President Donald Trump claims he doesn't pay much attention to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, despite frequently mocking and insulting him publicly.
Trump's statements suggest that he may be attempting to downplay tensions between himself and DeSantis, who is seen as a potential challenger for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
The former president's attacks on Governor DeSantis have not slowed, and columnists have said that this is probably because he feels under siege.
However, Trump's comments are likely to be viewed with skepticism by some, given his history of using public insults and criticisms to undermine political rivals.
The former president said:
I don't even think about it — A very unimportant subject to me!!!".
The feud between the two has been unnecessarily intense, in a way that it even overshadowed Governor DeSantis' last days of campaigning for midterm elections.
Those comments were made while Trump presented polling figures that showed him substantially ahead of DeSantis in a prospective contest against DeSantis in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.
The report highlights Trump's ongoing feud with DeSantis, who has been a vocal supporter of the former president's political agenda. Despite the insults, DeSantis has remained committed to his political beliefs and remains a prominent figure in the Republican Party.
The tension between these two Republican heavyweights has been at it since DeSantis refused to rule out the possibility of facing Trump in a GOP primary if he were to launch a presidential bid.