(DailyVantage.com) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced his presidential campaign, in a Twitter Spaces session that was plagued with various glitches and technical issues. Following the Twitter Spaces event DeSantis went on to announce his intention to visit swing states, in an effort to build support ahead of the official 2024 election cycle.
DeSantis plans on visiting New Hampshire and South Carolina, and will stop in key cities within both states. Some of the cities that DeSantis intends to visit are Salem, Manchester, and Lexington. Whether or not DeSantis will be popular enough to win the Republican nomination is uncertain, but it appears as though DeSantis’ support is growing and that he’ll be a key contender in the upcoming presidential election.
Donald Trump has taken notice of DeSantis, going so far as to criticize DeSantis’ messy campaign launch on Twitter. Trump took to his own social media platform, Truth Social, and even made some comments about Twitter’s current CEO Elon Musk. While Trump’s criticisms of DeSantis’ launch event aren’t unexpected given Trump’s larger than life personality, they come at a time when Trump is under a tremendous amount of legal scrutiny.
Trump wasn’t the only 2024 contender who made jabs at the messy event, as Joe Biden even tweeted his own donation link and joked about the fact that his link worked, making a subtle jab at the Twitter Spaces event. Despite this initial hiccup DeSantis seemingly has a lot of support within the party, and will likely gain more traction as former Republican favorite Trump is caught up in his ongoing legal battle which will continue during the middle of the 2024 election.
DeSantis’ formal announcement is hardly a surprise, as there’s been speculation about his intent to run for president for months now. Though initially just rumors, DeSantis had famously declined to deny or verify whether or not he’d run, but he finally filed the paperwork required with the FEC to join the race following his Twitter Spaces launch.
DeSantis is facing an uphill battle to gain the Republican nomination, but will likely fare well against current US President Joe Biden, who has been losing support within the Democratic Party as of late.
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