Roger Stone cautioned Ron DeSantis that it would be 'ingratitude and treachery' to run against Trump in 2024

  • Roger Stone told Ron DeSantis that it would be "ingratitude and treachery" to run against Trump.

  • He also hit out at DeSantis' wife, comparing her to Lady Macbeth.

  • Trump and DeSantis are both viewed as GOP frontrunners, though neither has announced his candidacy.

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone told Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that it would be treacherous for him to run against Trump in 2024.

Stone posted his cautionary message to DeSantis on Telegram on Wednesday, calling the governor "Ron DeSanctimonius."

"If Governor Ron DeSantis challenges @realDonaldTrump who has made it clear that he will be a candidate in 2024 it would be the most stunning act of ingratitude and treachery in the history of American politics," Stone wrote.

He also parroted the former president's claim that a Trump endorsement helped DeSantis win the governorship back in 2019.

In the post, Stone also hit out at DeSantis' wife, Casey DeSantis.

"Have you ever noticed how much Ron DeSantis' wife Casey is like Lady Macbeth?" Stone wrote, referencing the Shakespearean character who encourages Macbeth to commit regicide and is later driven to madness herself. Casey DeSantis did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

In another Telegram post on Thursday, Stone noted that DeSantis "wasn't invited" to Trump's November rally in Miami. Stone warned DeSantis that it would be a "big mistake" to compete head-on with Trump and schedule any events on the same day.

Neither Trump nor DeSantis has announced a run for the presidency. They are currently the leading contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential ticket.

Much intrigue has swirled around Trump and his reactions towards DeSantis being a potential 2024 rival. In October, Maggie Haberman, a reporter for The New York Times, told CNN that Trump talks about DeSantis a lot behind the scenes, more so than any other GOP contender. And in September, Rolling Stone reported that Trump was nervous about how much attention DeSantis got from a political stunt that involved chartering two planes to transport 50 migrants to Martha's Vineyard.

In July, the former president also lashed out at "Fox & Friends" for mentioning a poll that showed DeSantis ahead of him, accusing the show's hosts of going "to the dark side."

While Trump has not announced his candidacy, Trump aide and advisor Kellyanne Conway said in September that the former president is eager to announce his 2024 run soon.

As for DeSantis, in a debate on Monday, he did not commit to serving four full years as governor. A DeSantis representative told Insider in July that the governor is "focused on Florida and running for reelection as governor this year."

Representatives for DeSantis did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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