USA Mid-term Elections: A Snapshot – And Why is Trump Nicknaming Gov Ron DeSantis? Jealousy?

USA Mid-term Elections: A Snapshot – And Why is Trump Nicknaming Gov Ron DeSantis? Jealousy?

Editor writes…

By all accounts, Biden’s regime is going to be held to account in the forthcoming midterm elections this week.  Here’s hoping!  But, what, if anything, will the outcome of these mid-terms mean for the rest of the world?

Whatever, it’s disappointing to hear that Former President Trump refers to Gov. DeSantis as “Ron DeSanctimonious”

To the best of my knowledge, Governor DeSantis has always supported Trump – I’ve heard him praise his presidency on at least one occasion.  And, as far as I know, DeSantis wouldn’t want to be nominated for the White House in 2024, so what can have prompted this nicknaming so close to the mid-term elections?  Given DeSantis’ popularity and excellence in governance, surely not simple (and unbecoming) jealousy.  What then?  Your thoughts…

Comments (16)

  • Marcetetitet Reply

    Please my Scottish friends pray for archbishop Conti, he is seriously ill:

    November 8, 2022 at 6:42 pm
    • editor Reply

      Marcetetitet ,

      Thank you for alerting us to this news. I’m sure I can speak for us all when I promise prayers for the former Archbishop of Glasgow.

      Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick, pray for him…

      November 8, 2022 at 6:50 pm
    • Michaela Reply


      Praying for Archbishop Conti.

      November 8, 2022 at 7:02 pm
    • Margaret Mary Reply

      I, too, am praying for Archbishop Conti – I wonder what is wrong with him. I suppose we’ll be told eventually.

      November 8, 2022 at 8:53 pm
  • editor Reply November 8, 2022 at 6:55 pm
    • Margaret Mary Reply

      I’m very disappointed that Trump would name-call Ron DeSantis. That is very bad. It’s made me think less of him and I was a real fan before. If there is one fault that is glaring in Trump, it’s that he uses self-praise a lot. He’s obviously never heard the old saying “self-praise is no honour”. Somebody should tell him. It’s a wonder he doesn’t realise that. If he had a true friend around him, they’d have told him that by now.

      November 8, 2022 at 8:56 pm
      • Bernie

        I’m disappointed that Trump would do this, too. He can be his own worst enemy at times.

        November 8, 2022 at 10:09 pm
  • Margaret Mary Reply

    I don’t know enough about American politics but if these mid-terms are similar to our local elections, I can’t see that they will make any difference to the rest of the world. In fact, although our local elections can swing away from voting for the sitting government candidates, usually it swings back at a general election, so I doubt if these mid-terms will matter to us.

    Maybe if the mid-terms are bad enough for the Democrats, though, they will use the results to get rid of Biden who is an overall disaster IMHO.

    November 8, 2022 at 8:51 pm
  • Bernie Reply

    I don’t know much about USA politics either, but I know that anybody would be better than the Democrats in power right now. They are totally dreadful.

    November 8, 2022 at 10:10 pm
  • Marinaio Reply

    I, too, am puzzled by Donald Trump’s attitude toward Gov. DeSantis. Very bad form, especially just before the mid-term elections. Some online commentators are suggesting that Gov. DeSantis is beholden to NeverTrumpers like the awful Bush family. But I just can’t figure it out.

    November 8, 2022 at 10:45 pm
    • editor Reply


      Apparently (according to Sky News Australia) Trump was in Florida praising DeSantis to the skies (again – I’ve heard him before) and the commentators queried why he had made the “DeSanctimonious” remark. The caption on the screen read something to the effect that there is a “cold war” between Trump and DeSantis. One of the commentators opined that Trump threw out the nickname as a test, but it didn’t take off. No wonder. Anyone who loves Trump also loves DeSantis. He should know that.

      I suspect Trump makes the unthinking assumption that to share praise with someone else, so to speak, is to somehow diminish his own standing whereas the very opposite is true. If I ever hear anyone praising me, I will think twice as well of them, as I did previously.

      Those who are good at taking a hint, will now wish to say a few words 😀

      November 8, 2022 at 11:29 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    The front page of the Gateway Pundit website has numerous articles about election, from potential fraud to the fact that Trump voted for DeSantis! (Don’t ask me why the sanctimonious remark – color me clueless…unless it’s a ploy to distract the Demoncrats….

    November 8, 2022 at 10:46 pm
  • Laura Reply November 9, 2022 at 9:22 am
  • Josephine Reply

    I’m really very disappointed in Donald Trump – his reaction to Ron DeSantis’s huge win in Florida, smacks of outright jealousy. This is what he wrote on his Truth account:

    “Now that the Election in Florida is over, and everything went quite well, shouldn’t it be said that in 2020, I got 1.1 Million more votes in Florida than Ron D got this year, 5.7 Million to 4.6 Million? Just asking?”

    “Quite well” was a landslide!

    Also, he seems to have threatened DeSantis, warning him that if he stands in 2024, he, Trump, will reveal stuff about him, “unflattering” stuff.

    I’ve supported Trump since I first knew about him, but this has put me off.

    November 9, 2022 at 11:49 pm
  • editor Reply

    As you all know, I’m not a fan of Church Militant. However, I noticed this clip on my sidebar a few minutes ago and the “All Gone” title made me curious, so I clicked on it and was very sad to listen to Michael Voris’s comments about America (and the Church) sparked by these midterm results. For your interest (and prayers) then…

    November 12, 2022 at 9:32 pm

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