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Trump says he and DeSantis have been friends “for a long time,” says reports of bad relationship are “totally fake”

Former President Donald Trump hit out at claims that he is feuding with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, despite reports of a growing rivalry between the two men.

“Ron has been very good. He’s been a friend of mine for a long time. It’s totally fake news,” the former president told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday.

Trump said, “Well, I have a very good relationship with Governor DeSantis you know, when he wanted to run, he asked for my support and I supported him and he went, you know, up immediately very, very high. You know, he won the election the day I announced that I was going to give him my endorsement.”

“And then I helped him beat their so-called star the Democrats’ star who turned out not to be much of a star. But no, I have a very good relationship with him, and we’ve had that for a long time. I was very supportive of him and I continue to be, no, I think he’s good, I think he’s very good.”

Reports had claimed in recent days that Trump told advisers that the governor has a “dull personality” and would face an uphill fight in a primary.

The Post reported, “Recent surveys show DeSantis has recently seen an uptick in the polls in a hypothetical 2024 primary, tightening the margin between a potential showdown between him and the former president.”

Trump also affirmed he works well with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who could be in line to be the next House speaker assuming the GOP, as expected, will take the majority in this fall’s elections.

Fox News said Trump’s response to the issue was that it was “totally fake news.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: POLITICO

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