President Trump Gives Ron DeSantis Spicy New Nickname
President Trump has been known to give his political adversaries nicknames, and the latest one he’s given Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is no exception. The nickname “Meatball Ron” has been making its rounds on social media and in the news lately, and it’s part of President Trump’s way of getting people to associate that person with something demoralizing.
So why did President Trump give Ron DeSantis this nickname? It all started when DeSantis made a comment about how he was going to be tougher on China than President Trump had been. This didn’t sit well with the former president, who responded by calling DeSantis a “groomer” and then later “Meatball Ron.”
Trump’s choice of words is no accident. By calling DeSantis a “groomer,” he was implying that the governor was trying to curry favor with him in order to gain political advantage. By calling him “Meatball Ron,” Trump was attempting to make DeSantis seem weak and powerless. It’s a tactic that he has used before against other political opponents, such as when he called Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas.”
Or for some others examples, “Crazy Joe” (which gave way to the superior “Sleepy Joe”) which never resonated the way “Crooked Hillary” (or Lyin’ Ted, “Low Energy Jeb,” and Lil’ Marco) did. And now that “Meatball Ron” has become his leading moniker for Ron DeSantis, Trump might have landed on another keeper.
The use of nicknames as a form of attack isn’t new for President Trump. In fact, it’s something he has done throughout his entire career. He often uses them as a way to belittle his opponents and make them seem less powerful or important than they actually are. This type of attack can be particularly effective because it allows him to control the narrative around an individual without having to engage in any real debate or discussion about their policies or beliefs.
Whether or not this nickname sticks for DeSantis, we know that he won’t stop using nicknames anytime soon. Whether you agree with his tactics or not, there is no denying that they have become an integral part of his political repertoire and it has been very effective.