Why is Donald Trump taking shots at 'Ron DeSanctimonious'?

The GOP's biggest feud, explained

Trump and DeSantis.
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It looks like the long-simmering feud between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis is about to kick into high gear.

At a Florida rally on Nov. 5, the former president bestowed one of his trademark nicknames on DeSantis, the state's governor: "Ron DeSanctimonious." The comment was remarkable considering that both men are Republicans, DeSantis is up for re-election as governor on Tuesday, and Trump's endorsement in 2018 is widely credited as putting DeSantis in the governor's mansion in the first place.

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