Sources familiar with the plan confirmed that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to announce his presidential bid for 2024 during a Twitter conversation with Elon Musk.
A source familiar with the matter confirmed the Fox News report on Wednesday detailing the governor’s plan to officially jump into the presidential race in 2024 after months of speculation. According to the confirmed report, DeSantis will also officially file paperwork with Federal Election Commission.
Casey DeSantis shared the Fox News article, with the caption “Big if true …”
Big if true… 🙂https://t.co/Jrm528DPpA
— Casey DeSantis (@CaseyDeSantis) May 23, 2023
The governor has been coy and refusing to reveal his true political intentions despite repeated inquiries from news outlets. This announcement will come after months of speculation. The initial rumors suggested that the governor wouldn’t consider making an announcement until after the Florida Legislature’s legislative sessions, which ended on May 5. In the weeks that followed, DeSantis passed a number of bills addressing the woke transgender ideologies being promoted to children, as also as legislation combating illegal immigration and eliminating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives in higher education.
DeSantis’ announcement on Wednesday comes months after Donald Trump launched a series of consistent preemptive attacks against the governor. DeSantis refused to address these strikes, and often failed to mention the former president, despite their once-friendly relationship. Trump has given him the nickname Ron ‘DeSanctimonious’ and deemed the Governor “unelectable”.
Trump announced his presidential bid in November before a large crowd at his Mar-a-Lago estate. The pro-Trump super PAC Make America Great Again Inc. then filed a complaint accusing DeSantis of “illegal conduct,” by running a “shadow campaign.”
A Trump adviser said that Ron DeSantis would be best off announcing via Twitter. This way, he won’t need to interact with anyone, and the media will not be able to ask him questions.
DeSantis has already visited early primary New Hampshire two times to promote his “Florida Blueprint.”
DeSantis dismissed the Morning Consult survey that showed Trump ahead of the 2024 GOP primaries by 38 points.
DeSantis responded to a question about Trump’s dominance in the last month: “I’m not a candidate, so we’ll see if and when that changes”.