Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis recently won Florida gubernatorial election on Tuesday. He suddenly seems to have become the new poster boy of the Republicans, and the Floridian is now looking to challenge former president Donald Trump, a speculative candidate for the Presidential election of 2024. He anticipates announcing a White House bid on 15th November 2022.
Although, the much-anticipated ‘Red Wave’ in the United States midterm elections was only a ripple. Another name that has been in the limelight and has been hinted at as the GOP’s presidential future is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis rose to national fame after Donald J Trump took the White House in the year 2016. He was first elected for his first time as Florida governor in 2019 and after then was re-elected in the Primary election, defeating Democrat Charlie Crist by 20 percent of the votes.
After his victory in the Primary election, Ron DeSantis is seen to become the Republican favorite, and his name is on everyone’s lips. Ron DeSantis has become a danger to Donald Trump’s presidential bid after the 45th president himself. Donald alerted the Floridian from running for the White House. Trump said that he didn’t know if Ron was running. He thought if he ran, he could hurt himself very badly. He didn’t think it would be good for the party.
Trump said he would open up” things about him that won’t be very flattering- I know more about him than anybody- other than, perhaps, his wife.”
Will Ron DeSantis run for President in 2024?
As of now, it has been a crucial question that everyone would like to know whether Ron is running for the presidential election or not. In September, Ron said that he had not been looking beyond 2022. However, his great victory in the midterm elections has increased the opportunity to control the GOP from Trump, who is losing the support of the public and his colleagues too.
Trump supporters will be on his side only, but the remaining GOP who have been continuously abrading from Trump’s strategy over the last few years might catch the first lifeboat to protection.
Ron DeSantis Performance as a Florida Governor
Ron DeSantis, a strong conservative who abashed the influence of COVID-19, refused to put restrictions such as wearing mask compulsory, vaccination requirements, and lockdowns. He later signed into law a bill that prohibited any institutions from asking the evidence of vaccination. Many criticized him for how he handled the Pandemic situation, but he got the support of far-right, anti-vaxxer Republicans who strongly opposed COVID-19 constraints.
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