Ron DeSantis

May 24, 2023

Well I am running for President of the United States to lead our great American comeback.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his run for the 2024 Republican Presidential Nomination alongside Elon Musk on Twitter Spaces

The Big Picture: DeSantis has been Florida's governor since 2019. Prior to that, he served in the United States Navy and served as a legal advisor to SEAL Team One where he was stationed in Guantanamo Bay and Iraq. He then served on the U.S. Congress from 2012 to 2018.

Why It Matters: He is now the 5th Republican running in this race. He announced his run via Twitter Spaces alongside Elon Musk and David Sacks, a tech entrepreneur.

During his announcement, which lasted a little over an hour and faced technical difficulties at the start, DeSantis discussed widespread topics such as immigration, COVID-19, book bans in his state and gender identity.

He stated, "American decline is not inevitable, it is a choice. And we should choose a new direction, a path that will lead to American revitalization. We must restore sanity to our nation."

Ron DeSantis jumps into the 2024 presidential race

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