Donors defecting to a potential DeSantis campaign has weighed heavily on Trump’s mind, and is a likely factor in the growing tension between the Florida GOP titans. DeSantis has been raking in millions from wealthy donors who were integral to Trump’s campaigns, and as Rolling Stone reported in June, Trump has been worried over DeSantis’ growing popularity, fearing donors were eyeing “a newer, fresher face.” Despite DeSantis having yet to announce any intent to run, Trump has been publicly lashing out at his – still completely hypothetical – rival.

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