Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is officially running in the 2024 presidential election, competing with Donald Trump for the Republican nomination
FLORIDA Gov. Ron DeSantis has filed the ballot for a 2024 presidential nomination, sparking a gun battle with former ally Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.
DeSantiswidely regarded as the top candidate in the world GOPHe is expected to officially announce his candidacy in a discussion on Wednesday afternoon Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
The Florida Before his appearance on Twitter Spaces, the governor submitted his candidacy documents to the federal election commission, accordingly forbes.
DeSantis joins Trump cardSouth Carolina Senator Tim Scott and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to declare their candidacy.
DeSantis has become a national figure since he was elected governor of Florida in 2018.
The former Iraq war veteran has seen his popularity skyrocket with conservatives across the country since taking office, in part due to his fierce opposition to him Coronavirus Pandemic Restrictions.
DeSantis has consistently overlooked rumors of a possible attack the White House However, in 2024, following a historic election result, he began hinting during the midterm elections in November.
Meanwhile, Trump is leading the 2024 Republican primary, according to a poll Thirty-five – announced his candidacy last November and has regularly attacked DeSantis on his Truth Social feed.
The former president even warned the Florida governor against seeking a 2024 bid, vowing in January to “deal with” him if he did.
According to The, Trump has privately dreamed up new nicknames for the governor, such as “Meatball Ron” and “Shutdown Ron.” New York Times.
Trump even went so far as to brand him as “average” and “very disloyal” and boasted about electing DeSantis for governor.
However, DeSantis did not directly acknowledge the former president’s attacks, either in his speech or on his social media accounts.
In February, DeSantis hit back after some of his rivals attacked him.
“If you’re an incumbent and you’re just sitting there twiddling your thumbs and doing nothing, no one says anything,” he said fox & friends.
“You can just fly under the radar. But when you take the lead out there, when you set the agenda out there, not just for Florida, but really for the nation, which we’ve been doing for the past several years.
“People see that, and people who don’t necessarily like that will react accordingly. But I can only tell you: If people don’t shoot at me, then I can’t do my job.”
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