Florida Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election this Wednesday.
Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis The president, who formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 2024 US presidential election on Wednesday, promised to lead America to a “great turnaround” if he arrived at the White House.
“I am running for president to lead America’s great comeback.” DeSantis wrote on his Twitter account with his first official campaign video for the Republican primary. The video features his former mentor, former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), as a favorite.
In the video he emphasizes that in Florida: His administration “chooses fact over fear, Education over indoctrination, law and order over disorder and riot. “
I am running for President to lead America’s great comeback. pic.twitter.com/YmkWkLaVDg
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) May 24, 2023
The video aired hours after the governor submitted it to the U.S. Federal Election Commission. He was supposed to start chatting with businessman Elon Musk on Twitter about the same time he ran for the Republican primary, but a technical issue delayed the start by nearly half an hour.
The outage was caused by a large influx of listeners (over 600,000 at one point) overloading the server. They were ridiculed by the pro-Trump MAGA Campaign Political Action Committee (PAC) and some Democrats, including US President Joe Biden.
“This link works,” the president said, releasing a campaign image next to U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, one of many who took part in the joke.
In an hour-long conversation between Elon Musk and tech entrepreneur David Sachs, a donor to Mr. DeSantis’ campaign, the current presidential candidate is a libertarian and anti-libertarian. It laid bare many of the preconditions for progressive ‘ideological indoctrination’. He appealed during his campaign for re-election as governor.
In a speech attended by more than 300,000 people, DeSantis promised, “If they nominate me, I will do the job,” specifically promising to roll back the Biden administration’s immigration policy. He made no secret of his dislike of President Trump. “Government is not entertainment. It’s not about building brands or pointing out virtues.”
The governor also responded to a travel warning to Florida issued last weekend by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), calling the warning a “political ploy.”
In that context, DeSantis defended the state’s low crime rate and high reading rates among African Americans in the state’s schools.
Commenting on the unprecedented decision to announce his candidacy on Twitter in the history of a US political movement, DeSantis emphasized the social network’s position on freedom, acknowledging the criticism the governor faced while formulating policies to combat COVID-19. I reminisced. He goes against curfews and mandates to wear masks.
“I think what happened on Twitter was important to the future of our country,” DeSantis said, clearly alluding to the moment the social network became Musk’s property.
“Twitter was expensive, but freedom of expression is precious.” replied billionaire Musk, who so far has not said who he would endorse in the election process.
Shortly before DeSantis appeared on Twitter, he signed a package of 20 state laws, most notably SB 7050, which exempts him from the obligation to resign to run for president or vice president. was.
As DeSantis tweeted about his candidacy, former President Trump uploaded several videos criticizing the governor.
After winning re-election last year alongside historic figures and securing a “supermajority” in both houses of the state legislature, DeSantis will campaign in 2024 with a bill approved for his second term as governor.