Ron DeSantis makes it official: “I’m running for president”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (right) made it public on Wednesday, announcing his candidacy for President of the United States in a Twitter post as technical difficulties plagued Twitter Spaces’ original conversation with Elon Musk, where he was about to make the announcement first. .
The planned discussion came hours after the governor filed documents with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and months after ongoing speculation about the governor’s intentions in 2024. On Wednesday, DeSantis formally ended all the speculation in a Twitter post that was presumably to coincide with his verbal announcement during the Twitter Spaces chat. However, the announcement was delayed as the Twitter Spaces conversation experienced extreme technical difficulties, chopping and cutting before going completely silent, forcing them to start a new one.
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— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) May 24, 2023
“I will be get THE job do. These pass little years have given Me A new appreciation For THE fragility of OUR freedoms. I Never thought I would be see things In America This We saw during THE COVID-19 pandemic,” DeSantis said when the audio was finally restored.
“But OUR founder the fathers were strongly aware of THE fragility of freedom. … They knew each generation would be have A responsibility For backup freedom, And It is OUR responsibility For TO DO SO To This important conjuncture In OUR of the nation history,” he continued, asking Americans to invest in his campaign.
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