National radio host Todd Starnes urged Republicans to unite ahead of the midterms amid a shocking report there is bad blood brewing between former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), according to Politico.
Trump is holding a Miami rally two days before the midterms for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is running for re-election, but DeSantis was allegedly not invited nor is he attending.
“You’ve got the Sunday before Election Day totally hijacked by Trump parachuting in on Trump Force One taking up the whole day,” a longtime Republican consultant who is close to DeSantis told the outlet. “No Republican could go to a DeSantis event that day. None. And DeSantis won’t be here? This is big.”
The “Todd Starnes Show” host asked why this is such a big deal.
“This is all very simple,” Starnes said in his opening monologue Thursday. “Just invite DeSantis to be a part of the rally.”
However, Trump posted a video to his Truth Social account after the Politico story, in which Megyn Kelly warns Desantis of running against Trump for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
“I AGREE!” Trump wrote with the clip where Kelly warns against Desantis running saying, “I don’t think anyone else can win if Trump runs. Trump sucks up all the energy in the room.”
View the full clip below:
Trump just posted this pic.twitter.com/tu9SM72BOu— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 27, 2022
Starnes urged the two to come together ahead of the midterms.
“Knock if off, people. Seriously!” Starnes said. “We’ve got to play smart here.”
“I think there’s a lot to this that some of Trump’s advisers do not have the president’s best interest at heart,” he explained, “because I know that President Trump is a smart…he’s a shrewd businessman and politician now, and he knows about optics. And I just have a big problem with these advisors going at it and taking this fight public. And that’s exactly what’s happening here.”
“So I don’t know if Trump is trying to send DeSantis a message, but it’s not good right now,” Starnes added. “Right now, we need a unified party going into the midterm elections. We cannot be dividing ourselves. We are going to have plenty of time to hash out the 2024 presidential election. We’ve got plenty of time to do that.”