Former President Donald Trump mocked his potential 2024 Republican challenger — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — for approaching him “with tears in his eyes” as he sought an endorsement in his state’s 2018 gubernatorial election.
The former president, who described himself as a “loyalist,” told supporters on Saturday in Waco, Texas, that an emotional DeSantis had poor polling numbers before he asked for an endorsement in the 2018 Florida governor’s race.
He later broke out a whiny, begging-like impression of DeSantis’ request.
“[He said,] ‘Sir, if you endorse me, I’ll win. Please, please sir, endorse me.’ And I said, ‘All right, let’s give it a shot,’” Trump told supporters.