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Ron DeSantis heaped praise on Fauci in 2020: report

CNN has unearthed a 2020 statement from Ron DeSantis about Dr. Anthony Fauci, and to say it sounds nothing like the rhetoric the Florida governor is now using to describe America’s top infectious disease expert would be an understatement.

DeSantis, among the most recent entries in the 2024 Republican race, last week assailed Donald Trump over the role Fauci played in the former president’s COVID-19 response.

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'Failure to launch': Ron DeSantis Twitter announcement ends in disaster and mockery

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked off his presidential campaign formally on Wednesday, in an unconventional way: by hosting a Twitter Spaces event with tech billionaire Elon Musk. But from the start, the announcement was plagued with problems and technical glitches that forced it to start late — and while there were originally some 700,000 people in the space, viewership plunged as it became apparent it wasn't working properly.

The debacle resulted in widespread mockery from people of all political persuasions across Twitter.

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Ron DeSantis criticizes Trump for congratulating 'murderous dictator' Kim Jong Un

Ron DeSantis has been hesitant about direct attacks on Donald Trump, his primary competitor in the GOP race for the 2024 nomination, but on Saturday he criticized Trump for congratulating "murderous dictator" Kim Jong Un.

A reporter asked DeSantis what he makes of Trump congratulating the North Korean leader for North Korea's appointment to the World Health Organization. The Florida governor said, "I was surprised to see that."

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Ron DeSantis pitches 'sanity' to Iowans who are 'open-minded' to leaving Trump: report

Former president Donald Trump had to cancel his Iowa event due to a tornado warning, but Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reportedly made his bid in the state by pitching a return to "sanity" and "normalcy" to an audience that was open-minded if not eager to abandon Trump in the primary.

Trump was unable to have his own rally, but, for his part, DeSantis attended Republican Rep. Randy Feenstra’s annual family picnic in the city of Sioux Center, the most conservative corner of the state, according to CNN, which reported that Trump received 82% of the county's vote in 2020.

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U.S. presidential prospect Ron DeSantis kicks off tour in Japan

TOKYO (AFP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis praised Japan's push to bolster its defenses as he kicked off an international tour in Tokyo on Monday before a possible presidential run.

The Republican is widely expected to seek the presidential nomination next year, and his trip to Japan, South Korea, Israel and Britain is seen as a bid to burnish his diplomatic and security credentials.

"We very much applaud your efforts to bolster your defenses," DeSantis told Prime Minister Fumio Kishida before talks, referring to Tokyo's decision to overhaul security strategy and boost defense spending.

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Ron DeSantis makes move to continue war on Disney after being hit by lawsuit

Just a little over a week after Disney sued Ron DeSantis alleging “a targeted campaign of government retaliation," the Florida governor has signed yet another bill taking aim at the entertainment giant.

While some said DeSantis bit off more than he could chew in his war on Disney, the governor is taking another big bite. In this case, he reportedly signed into law a bill that allows his hand-picked board to override agreements created by Disney when it was in charge of the board members. This is the same DeSantis-chosen board that recently voided a contract preserving Disney's self-governing powers its own special taxing district.

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Ron DeSantis campaign leaker was invited to donor meeting by staffer he met on a dating app

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign was rattled this week by an embarrassing leak from a strategy meeting with donors, with leaked audio and slides showing aides trying to put a positive spin on data that clearly showed Trump has an advantage in the 2024 primary and that an unusually large chunk of voters have negative views of DeSantis despite high name recognition.

But perhaps just as embarrassing as the leak itself might be how the leak happened, according to Peter Schorsch, publisher of Florida Politics, the campaign insider site which first broke the leak.

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Ron DeSantis accused by veteran of trying to recreate the military of the confederacy

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is attempting to "create the Army of the confederacy," according to an Iraq War veteran.

Veteran advocate and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Paul Rieckhoff, cast DeSantis' war on wokism in the military as an effort to rebuild the military with only white straight men.

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