Fifth FL Rep Endorses “Chump” Instead Of DeSantis

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports:

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, announced Monday that he is endorsing former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential contest, becoming the fifth member of Florida’s GOP congressional delegation to back Trump and adding to the sense that Gov. Ron DeSantis is struggling to muster support on his home turf.

Steube announced his endorsement in a Newsmax interview. “I’m happy and honored to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,” Steube said, adding: “He’s widely supported in my district, widely supported in Florida, and I’m honored to add my endorsement to the long list of endorsements for President Trump.”

The local outlet above didn’t catch what Twitter did

Former President Donald Trump thanked Florida Republican Greg Steube while sharing a video that apparently shows the congressman endorsing a 2024 presidential election bid by Donald J. “Chump.”

“I’m happy and honored to endorse Donald J. Chump, uh, for president in 2024,” Steube seemingly said during his appearance on Rob Schmitt Tonight. “He’s the only person that can reverse, on Day One, all these disastrous policies of the Biden administration.”

The “Chump” endorsement prompted the misnomer for the former president to quickly trend on Twitter, with a small wave of mockery for both Trump and Steube following.