[Ron DeSantis] Loyalty and trust, that is not a currency he deals in.  It's him and Casey [DeSantis]. But everyone else is like a disposable piece of garbage. — Former DeSantis adviser
[Ron DeSantis] Loyalty and trust, that is not a currency he deals in. It's him and Casey [DeSantis]. But everyone else is like a disposable piece of garbage. — Former DeSantis adviser
Gov. Ron DeSantis' Former Aides Say He Treated Them Like 'Garbage'
  • Many of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' former staffers told Politico they felt abused by the politician.
  • A group of the ex-staffers have formed a "support group" to discuss their experiences
  • DeSantis is closely aligned with former president Donald Trump, who said he'd consider the governor as a potential running mate.
DeSantis reportedly has very few veteran advisers and largely relies on himself and his wife, Casey DeSantis, to guide his political strategy.

"Loyalty and trust, that is not a currency he deals in," one former adviser told Politico. "It's him and Casey. But everyone else is like a disposable piece of garbage."

After DeSantis faced widespread criticism for saying his Black competitor in the 2018 governor's race would "monkey up" the state, DeSantis and his wife reportedly blamed campaign staffers for the fallout. DeSantis fired five aides within the first few months of taking office as governor. And he reportedly had the leader of the Florida Republican Party fire a staffer in their first week back at work after having surgery for cancer.
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