DeSantis' and Trump's campaign teams are now bickering about balls

DeSantis' and Trump's campaign teams are now bickering about balls
Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, left, and former President Donald Trump.AP Photo
  • The campaign teams for Trump and DeSantis are arguing about balls as of Thursday.
  • DeSantis released a clip of him urging Trump to "summon the balls" to show up for a GOP debate.

The official campaign teams for presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are now firing shots at each other over balls.

DeSantis on Thursday evening released a Newsmax interview clip of him responding to jabs from Trump's campaign that he wears raised boots to seem taller — a rumor that he's denied.

"If Donald Trump can summon the balls to show up to the debate, I'll wear a boot on my head," said the Florida governor.

"This is a time for substance, this is the time to debate the issues that matter to the American people," he added.

Minutes later, DeSantis' spokesperson Carly Atchison tweeted an image of a box of golf balls while urging Trump's spokespersons to "man up" and "buy a pair of balls."


"Team Trump 'men,' if you ever decide to man up, you and your boss can buy a pair of balls here," she wrote. Atchison tagged Trump's official spokespersons in her post.

The golf balls are a product on DeSantis' fundraising website, which encourages voters to "get a pair" for $25.

"If Trump had a pair, he'd show up in Miami to debate the real issues facing Americans. If you want to support a candidate who is out there EARNING the vote, get your pair below," a promotional message on the website says.

Trump's camp didn't flinch.

"Ron DeSantis is so broke he needs to sell his balls to strangers in order make rent and keep the lights on," Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung tweeted just four minutes after Atchison's post on X.


"So the DeSantis team finally admits that Trump has DeSantis' balls in a box. Acceptance is an important step!" tweeted Alex Bruesewitz, a political consultant close to Trump.

Jason Miller, the founder of social media platform GETTR and a senior advisor for Trump, was tagged by Atchison but has yet to respond.

The third Republican presidential primary debate is set to air on November 8. Trump hasn't shown up for the previous two debates as he vies for the GOP nomination, and is likely to skip the third, Bloomberg reported, citing an anonymous senior advisor.