You read me right…..
NOT Donald Trump…..
Florida GOP Governor DeSantis.….
“We’ve accomplished more over a four-year period than anybody thought possible,” DeSantis touted as he delivered the keynote address on Saturday night in Las Vegas at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting, which is seen as the first major Republican cattle call in the 2024 White House race.
DeSantis, who at age 44 is 32 years younger than former President Donald Trump, won his first election as governor in 2018 thanks to a major assist from the then-president. But he’s become a force of his own as he’s built a political brand that stretches from coast to coast…
DeSantis, to a standing ovation, highlighted his fight against “gender ideology” and the Disney Corporatin.
“It is wrong to teach a kid that they were born in the wrong body. It is wrong to teach them that gender is a choice,” he argued.
And he touted that “the state of Florida is where woke goes to die”
As DeSantis seen his poll numbers in 2024 Republican presidential polls start to rival Trump, and his fundraising prowess match that of the former president, Trump in recent months has targeted the Florida governor. And Trump turned up the volume on his attacks on DeSantis in recent weeks, debuting a new nickname for the governor: “Ron DeSanctimonius.”
DeSantis has refused to take the bait, electing not to engage with Trump’s taunts. And he didn’t mention the former president during his address on Saturday night.
Trump received a very warm reception as he addressed the same crowd remotely earlier in the day, in a speech that was added to the schedule at the last minute….
Wall Street Journal: “No one generated more excitement than Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had the prime-time speaking slot Saturday and walked on stage to a reception unmatched by others.”
Fox News: “DeSantis appeared to be the star of the three-day confab, grabbing the most applause of the speakers.”