Trump Tests New Nickname For DeSantis: Ron Meatball

The New York Times reports:

Mr. Trump insinuated on social media that Mr. DeSantis behaved inappropriately with high school girls while he was a teacher in his early 20s. Since November, despite the criticism he faced at the time, Mr. Trump has periodically hit out at his potential rival, albeit to a relatively small audience.

He posted his most recent innuendo about the governor on Truth Social, where he has just under five million followers.

And he has insulted Mr. DeSantis in casual conversations, describing him as “Meatball Ron,” an apparent dig at his appearance, or “Shutdown Ron,” a reference to restrictions the governor put in place at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full article. As you can see below, the MAGA cult is already running with the nickname. Wikipedia notes that all eight of DeSantis’s great-grandparents were born in Italy.