- A former Trump advisor is now campaigning with Ron DeSantis and trash-talking his previous boss.
- Steve Cortes, as soon as one in every of Trump’s most senior advisors, requested on Twitter: “Who would work for Trump???”
- The political mud battle is beginning to get messier because the Republican major season ramps up.
A former advisor to former President Donald Trump has turned on the previous president, throwing his help as an alternative behind Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — Trump’s major opposition for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
Steve Cortes, a senior advisor on Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns, has loudly supported DeSantis since he introduced his endorsement in a Newsweek op-ed in Could.
“This younger chief will likely be a tremendous president,” Cortes tweeted on Saturday whereas campaigning with DeSantis in Nevada.
—Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) June 17, 2023
“Backstage in Nevada with the long run First Household!” he mentioned in a later tweet.
He additionally took a while to tug the previous president, who stays the GOP frontrunner within the race for the White Home.
“A really severe query: Who would work for Trump???” Cortes tweeted Friday, attaching a screenshot of Trump mocking John Kelly, his former White Home chief of workers, on Reality Social. (His query prompted a slew of Blue-check verified Twitter customers to answer that they’d gladly work for the previous president.)
“If he wins, what folks of gravity and substance would volunteer to work for his administration, figuring out how viciously he is attacked practically all his former senior staffers?” Cortes continued in his tweet.
Trump’s Reality Social tirade in opposition to Kelly — he known as him “weak and ineffective” — was in response to Kelly’s feedback that Trump was “scared s—less” of the indictment in opposition to him.
Trump has pleaded not responsible to the 37-page indictment associated to this retention of categorised paperwork after his presidency ended.