Ron DeSantis blames 'the media' for Trump feud frenzy. Trump's team blames Mitch McConnell.

Former President Donald Trump has been privately fuming about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for months, irked that DeSantis hasn't said "the magic words," that he won't run for president in 2024 if Trump does, The New York Times reports. "That long-stewing resentment burst into public view recently in a dispute over a seemingly unrelated topic: COVID policies."

Trump hit first, slamming "gutless" politicians won't say if they got boosted against COVID-19, widely seen as a jab at DeSantis. Days later, DeSantis went on the popular conservative podcast Ruthless and urged listeners not to "fall for the bait" from "the media" about him and Trump feuding. But moments later he told the podcast hosts he regretted not being more vocal in opposing COVID-19 restrictions when Trump was president.

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