DeSantis said he doesn’t really know what Trump’s ‘Ron DeSanctimonious’ nickname means: ‘It’s got a lot of vowels’

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida expressed his lack of familiarity with the significance of the moniker “Ron DeSanctimonious” bestowed upon him by former President Donald Trump.

The interview, scheduled to be broadcast on Thursday on “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” saw DeSantis confess to the conservative talk show host, “I am unsure of the correct spelling of the sanctimonious individual.” Earlier this week, Morgan released an article in the New York Post in which he recounted excerpts from his discussion with DeSantis.

DeSantis stated, “according to Morgan’s article,” that is acceptable, that is how we will proceed. I understand that there are many vowels, it is a lengthy explanation, and it may seem somewhat confusing, but I am not fully aware of what it truly means.

DeSantis added that Trump is free to bestow him with impolite aliases.

DeSantis informed Morgan, “Since we have accomplished the task of scoring numerous points in Florida and successfully elevating the status of this State, you are free to address me by any name as long as you recognize me as a triumphant individual.”

According to the Post article, Morgan wrote that DeSantis considers Trump’s criticisms of him to be mere “background noise.”

“Morgan informed DeSantis that he does not desire to engage in any activities that do not involve towing under all circumstances. It is not important to me to fight with people on social media in order to accomplish anything for the individuals I represent.”

In a rally in Pennsylvania in November, DeSantis, who is also referred to as “Ron DeSanctimonious” and “globalist RINO” due to his alt-right and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, made his debut as the governor endorsed by Trump.

Trump has also experimented with other monikers for DeSantis in his posts on Truth Social, such as “Ron DeSanctus.”

And that’s not all.

The New York Times reported that Trump was considering the nickname “Meatball Ron” for DeSantis. Bloomberg also reported in March that Trump was workshopping nicknames like “RonDeEstablishment,” “Ron DisHonest,” and “Tiny D” for DeSantis.

In 2018, when seeking an endorsement, DeSantis wept in front of Trump, who has labeled DeSantis as “mediocre,” “extremely unfaithful,” without any proof. DeSantis has not yet declared a rival 2024 presidential campaign, despite Trump consistently criticizing him, his primary GOP opponent. The divide between Trump and DeSantis has been intensifying.

In March, MAGA Inc., A Trump super PAC, lodged an ethics complaint against DeSantis, heightening the criticisms against him by the Trump camp, alleging that he was benefiting personally from his profitable book tour.

In November, DeSantis has refrained from insulting Trump and giving him similar nicknames, instead opting to tell people to chill out between the possible civil war and GOP jabs and veiled insults.

Representatives for DeSantis and Trump did not promptly reply to Insider’s inquiries for remarks outside normal business hours.