Donald Trump may be feeling the heat now that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has entered the Republican primary, and he is taking it out on former White House staff. Trump took to Truth Social with a scathing attack on Fox News’ Kayleigh McEnany and even provided her with a nickname. He labeled his former press secretary as “Milktoast” McEnany and criticized her for presenting DeSantis’ poll numbers on air.

Trump wrote:

“Kayleigh “Milktoast” McEnany just gave out the wrong poll numbers on FoxNews. I am 34 points up on DeSanctimonious, not 25 up. While 25 is great, it’s not 34. She knew the number was corrected upwards by the group that did the poll. The RINOS & Globalists can have her. FoxNews should only use REAL Stars!!!”

Many Republicans took to social media to stand up for McEnany against Trump’s comments. Guy Benson of Fox News tweeted:

“Kayleigh was one of the only voices defending Trump on CNN when he ran in 16. I often disagreed with her, but she was prepared, relentless & unafraid of being heavily outnumbered. She then served Trump as chief spokesperson when he was president. She also likes DeSantis. This is the result.”

Filmmaker Michael Cernovich wrote:

“When Kayleigh McEnany was Press Secretary under Trump, MAGA loved posting videos of destroying the regime propagandists. Now she’s “milk toast.” Christina Pushaw went from BASED to traitor. This is garbage. Those of you going along with it have no honor.”

McEnany appeared on Jesse Water’s show on Tuesday night and told the host that DeSantis appears to be closing the gap on Trump in Iowa. DeSantis held a rally in Des Moines on Tuesday which is the first of many he will appear at through this week.

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