Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been playing his cards so obnoxiously close to his chest that we cannot, as observers, help but remark about just how tightly his fists are clenched around them.
He’s white-knuckling this denial of his obvious and inevitable 2024 campaign, and it has gotten to the point that it’s almost absurd.
Take this week for example, when the Sunshine State lawmaker’s international gallivanting put him directly into the orbit of one of Donald Trump’s most powerful donors.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis dined with Miriam Adelson — former President Trump’s top financial backer in 2020 — and other major GOP donors in Jerusalem on Wednesday, according to two sources who attended the dinner.
Why it matters: DeSantis, considered Trump’s top rival for the GOP nomination, is expected to announce his presidential exploratory committee in the coming weeks.
The move was slightly unexpected…
Politico reported in October 2022 that Adelson, widow to the late billionaire Sheldon Adelson, told several possible Republican candidates that she plans stay neutral in the 2024 primary.
DeSantis made headlines earlier this week with a bizarrely-gesticulated response to a question about his potential candidacy.
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