The political rivalry between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis remains tense as voters go to the ballot box ahead of Tuesday's election.

The distance between the two former allies has generated plenty of headlines. The New York Times on Sunday delved into how Trump and DeSantis have campaigned in Florida, but have done so separately and without much mention of the other in any positive tone.

Trump, whose Mar-a-Lago estate is in Palm Beach, said he hasn't endorsed DeSantis' re-election bid because DeSantis never asked for it. Republicans close to DeSantis have stated that he had not been invited to join Trump at a rally.

Schisms are common in the political world, even amongst members of the same political party. What isn't exactly common is for the rivalries to be so public and so close to elections. The days leading up to midterm elections are often when party leaders put differences aside, but Trump has abandoned such compromises.

It was at a rally on Saturday in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where Trump lobbed a mocking nickname at DeSantis, calling him "Ron DeSanctimonious."

Josh Holmes, a Republican strategist and former campaign manager for Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, shared his thoughts about the situation on Twitter.

"Nothing like trashing a Republican Governor 4 days before Election Day when his name is on the ballot. #team," wrote Holmes about Trump's mocking of a top Republican.

DeSantis and his possible 2024 presidential campaign have been a betrayal of sorts in the eyes of Trump and his allies. The rift seems to stem from DeSantis endorsing Colorado senate candidate Joe O'Dea, a Republican who has been openly critical of Trump.

It's DeSantis' presidential aspirations that likely have Trump bothered. There has been growing chatter amongst top Republicans that DeSantis should be the nominee in 2024 instead of Trump.

DeSantis and his team released a video based on a 2013 Super Bowl commercial that used Paul Harvey's 1978 "So God Made a Farmer" speech. In the DeSantis version posted by his wife Casey, he's portrayed as a divinely chosen candidate.

"And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said: 'I need a protector.' So God made a fighter," says the narrator.

The fighter the video is referring to is DeSantis. He's taken a page out of Trump's playbook with this and addressed Christian nationalist supporters in an attempt to convince them that he's worthy of veneration. Trump was placed on a similar pedestal by Christian nationalist supporters and has been viewed as a prophetic figure.

DeSantis hasn't publicly addressed his possible 2024 presidential run or even if he's postponing it until 2028. He also hasn't addressed any of the jabs thrown his way by Trump allies.

"As a leader, I need to be more concerned about jobs for the people I represent than worrying about my own," said DeSantis at a rally in Sun City Center.

Down in Miami, Trump mentioned DeSantis once during his rally for Sen. Marco Rubio.

"You're going to re-elect Ron DeSantis as your governor," said Trump, before moving on.

Endorsing Rubio may provide some insight into how Trump weighs his future relationship with DeSantis. In 2016, Trump mocked his adversary Rubio as "Little Marco" in their primary battle and Rubio responded with criticism of Trump.

During Trump's term in the White House, Rubio was considered a strong Trump ally.