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Trump Says Ron DeSantis FIRED Top Campaign Official

President Trump has announced Ron DeSantis has fired his longtime campaign manager Phil Cox.

In a Truth Social message, Trump stated “Ron DeSanctimonious just fired, like on “The Apprentice,” his friend and top campaign official, Phil Cox, because his campaign is a complete disaster, and 2028 is looking really bad.”

Trump continued “His campaign manager, who so deftly handled the Ted Cruz campaign against me, wanted to work for me, but was turned down – a “money grubber” like no other, and won’t quit until he’s got every last penny.”

Here’s Trump’s full statement:

Here’s what Newsweek reported:

Donald Trump has claimed Ron DeSantis “fired” key political ally Phil Cox because the Florida governor’s campaign for the presidency “is a complete disaster.”

The former president didn’t provide any proof that DeSantis was behind the departure of Cox, who had been working as an unpaid adviser for the pro-DeSantis super PAC Never Back Down before leaving the post on Saturday. A senior figure within DeSantis’s campaign told Newsweek that they, nor the Florida governor, had anything to do with Cox’s departure.

DeSantis launched his presidential bid on Wednesday during a Twitter Spaces conversation with Elon Musk. However, the event was marred by technical difficulties that led to mockery of the Florida Republican on social media. Polling indicates DeSantis is Trump’s most dangerous rival for the 2024 Republican nomination,

The Daily Mail got the scoop too:

Donald Trump went on Truth Social on Saturday night to gloat over the ‘firing’ of a key member of staff working on rival Ron DeSantis’ campaign.

Phil Cox had been seen as a core staffer during DeSantis’ 2022 gubernatorial reelection team and was among the campaign’s first hires.

Cox joined the team in March 2021 and served as the campaign’s top big picture consultant throughout the duration of DeSantis’ bid for governor.


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