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Trump-DeSantis Feud Over Heeled Boots Spills Into Real Life<!-- wp:html --><p>Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Reuters</p> <p>The fight has been simmering for months, but what really set it off was a Super Bowl tweet.</p> <p>Alex Bruesewitz, a 25-year-old <a href="https://www.opensecrets.org/campaign-expenditures/vendor?cycle=2022&vendor=X+Strategies">Trump-aligned</a> GOP consultant, started a flame war with the <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/ron-desantis-secret-twitter-army-of-far-right-influencers">DeSantis influencerverse</a> when he tweeted an old photo appearing to show Florida Gov. <a href="https://twitter.com/alexbruesewitz/status/1624559098552262656?s=20">Ron DeSantis drinking with 18-year-old high school girls</a> during his <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/05/us/desantis-high-school-teacher-georgia.html">teaching stint at the Darlington School</a> in Georgia as a 23-year-old.</p> <p>In a since-deleted tweet, right-wing pundit and Army Green Beret veteran <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/mercer-funding-for-muslim-ban-front-group-revealed">Jim Hanson</a> defended the governor, arguing that “partying with 18-year-old hotties” made him like DeSantis more.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-donald-trump-ron-desantis-feud-over-heeled-boots-spills-into-real-life-at-cpac?source=articles&via=rss">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Reuters

The fight has been simmering for months, but what really set it off was a Super Bowl tweet.

Alex Bruesewitz, a 25-year-old Trump-aligned GOP consultant, started a flame war with the DeSantis influencerverse when he tweeted an old photo appearing to show Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis drinking with 18-year-old high school girls during his teaching stint at the Darlington School in Georgia as a 23-year-old.

In a since-deleted tweet, right-wing pundit and Army Green Beret veteran Jim Hanson defended the governor, arguing that “partying with 18-year-old hotties” made him like DeSantis more.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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