The Daily Beast reports:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hasn’t even declared whether he’ll run for president in 2024, and Donald Trump has tried to restrain himself from going after his top GOP rival, but the former president’s allies are already mounting an offensive—with South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem now leading the charge.
Noem may be interested in running for president herself, and therefore would have good reason to go after DeSantis, but she also may be angling for a different role: Trump’s vice president.
According to three GOP sources with behind-the-scenes knowledge of the quarrel, Noem has Trump’s blessing to take some shots across the DeSantis bow. And Noem’s efforts haven’t been going unnoticed as Trump continues filling out his VP shortlist.
Read the full article. Per the piece, Noem’s spox, who used to have the same gig with Jim Jordan, has been ripping DeSantis in right wing media appearances.
After cruising to re-election by almost 20 points without facing a primary challenge or having to do a single interview with a non-friendly conservative media outlet, DeSantis is facing his first real test from the right—a largely one-way feud with Noem. https://t.co/LzWwsNpxKV
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 16, 2023