Even Lara Trump Was Baffled By Trump’s Bizarre ‘Red Button’ Rant At DeSantis

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Donald Trump’s mystifying “red button” message aimed at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) left even those closest to him at least a little stumped.

“I don’t fully know what he means,” daughter-in-law Lara Trump admitted on Fox News on Thursday.

The former president fired off a series of angry and in some cases outright bizarre messages after DeSantis announced he was challenging Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

One mocked DeSantis’ glitch-filled rollout by showing a rocket failure. Another inserted Hitler and Satan into DeSantis’ event.

But the most baffling may have been the “red button” message.

Trump wrote on his Truth Social website: “‘Rob,’ My Red Button is bigger, better, stronger, and is working (TRUTH!), yours does not! (per my conversation with Kim Jung Un [sic], of North Korea, soon to become my friend!).”

That seemed to be a reference to a 2018 tweet by Trump aimed at North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un warning that his nuclear launch button “is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”

But how it relates to DeSantis is anyone’s guess ― although Lara Trump, who is married to Eric Trump, took a stab at it.

“I assume he means that Truth Social was working and that Twitter clearly wasn’t,” she said. “And that maybe it was a bit of a mistake when you have such a hyped rollout to your presidential campaign to try something new. I guess you gotta give Ron DeSantis credit for that.”

See more of her Fox News segment as clipped by The Daily Beast: