Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has written a memoir called “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival” in which he expresses his admiration for former President Donald Trump.
The book also highlights the importance of conservative policies and principles in American politics, as well as his battle against Critical Race Theory and the so-called establishment Republicans such as George W. Bush and Paul Ryan.
DeSantis credits Trump’s endorsement for his victory in the 2018 gubernatorial race and acknowledges his celebrity status as a developer and television star as contributing factors to his success in the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton. He also places blame on the media and top Democrats for using the Russia collusion conspiracy theory to undermine Trump’s presidency.
Despite the criticism he has received from Trump, who is likely to view him as a potential rival in the 2024 GOP primary, DeSantis stresses the importance of party unity and support for the eventual GOP nominee, whoever that may be.
DeSantis has not declared his candidacy for the GOP nomination, but he dropped the strongest hint yet that he is contemplating a run during a discussion on tort reform in Jacksonville.
When asked by a reporter about former UN Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s official entry into the race and whether he would follow suit, DeSantis responded with a laugh.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who was John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential race, has encouraged DeSantis to stand down in 2024 and throw his support behind Trump, who was the first to declare officially for the party’s nomination.
Palin believes that DeSantis is Florida’s best governor and should remain in office for a bit longer. She thinks that Trump needs to choose a running mate who, like him, has nothing to lose and has been through the wringer, so they know what they’re getting into.
In summary, DeSantis’s memoir praises Trump’s policies and highlights the importance of conservative principles in American politics.
Despite potential competition from Trump, DeSantis stresses the importance of party unity and support for the eventual GOP nominee. Palin encourages DeSantis to stay in office for a bit longer and for Trump to choose a running mate who has been through the wringer and has nothing to lose.