Trump Is Having A Big Florida Rally And Ron DeSantis Isn't Invited

Trump declined to send an invite to a rally two days before Election Day.

Former President Donald Trump is set to help a fellow Republican in Florida campaigning for reelection in next month’s election.

That Republican, however, may not be Gov. Ron DeSantis. Trump declined to send him an invite to a rally set for two days before Election Day in Miami.

Trump on Wednesday announced a rally Nov. 6 to support Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who he frequently insulted in the Republican campaign for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

A Trump adviser told Politico that DeSantis — who is also running for reelection in the November midterm — is not attending the rally. The adviser added that there’s no bad blood between the two, both leading potential 2024 presidential candidates.

Sources told CNN, however, that Trump has complained about DeSantis and “indicated he was ungrateful to Trump, who believes he is responsible for DeSantis’ success in 2018.”

A person familiar with DeSantis’ circle told the news outlet that rally snub was “an elbow to Ron’s throat.”

The lack of an invite comes days after Trump used his social media platform to criticize DeSantis for “a big mistake” of endorsing anti-Trump Republican Joe O’Dea for U.S. Senate in Colorado.

DeSantis did not ask for the former president’s endorsement this year, and refused to commit to serving a full term as governor during a debate on Monday.

HuffPost has reached out to DeSantis and Trump representatives for further comment.

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