After months of going on a discreet campaign trail, Governor Ron DeSantis will finally announce he’s running for President tomorrow.
DeSantis will announce his presidential run in a Twitter space with the CEO of Tesla Elon Musk.
The announcement will take place at 6:00 pm.
Here’s the moment Fox News broke the news:
🚨 BREAKING: Ron DeSantis will launch his presidential bid in a Twitter Space with Elon Musk pic.twitter.com/WvBNigBWow
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 23, 2023
BREAKING: @FoxNews confirms Florida Governor @RonDeSantis will announce his 2024 Presidential run tomorrow night, 6pm ET in a Twitter Spaces interview with @elonmusk.
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) May 23, 2023
Per Fox News:
After months of buildup and speculation, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is officially entering the 2024 White House race.
Sources familiar confirmed to Fox News that the popular conservative governor will declare that he’s a candidate for president on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET during a conversation with Elon Musk on Twitter.
Along with his announcement, DeSantis is expected to file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, which officially launches his GOP presidential campaign. His first national TV interview following the announcement will be with Fox News’ Trey Gowdy Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on “Fox News Tonight.”
Elon Musk later confirmed on Fox News that he would host a Twitter Space with Ron DeSantis.
Watch him here:
BREAKING: Elon Musk confirms reports that he will be holding a Twitter Space with Ron DeSantis tomorrow with “real time questions and answers” pic.twitter.com/pd3pSTyobQ
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) May 23, 2023
NBC News got the scoop too:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will announce he is running for president during a discussion with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, three sources familiar with the plans told NBC News.
Musk and DeSantis will host an event on Twitter Spaces, the site’s platform for audio chats, on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET. It will be moderated by David Sacks, a tech entrepreneur who is a Musk confidant and DeSantis supporter.
That same evening, the campaign will release a launch video, and DeSantis will begin visiting several early states after Memorial Day.
The relationship could be a significant boost for DeSantis by giving him an introduction to, and credibility with, Musk’s massive following — including his 140 million Twitter followers. But it could prove a burden should DeSantis become distracted by the tycoon’s many controversial comments.
The launch will closely tie together the billionaire tech mogul with one of the Republican Party’s rising stars. Musk has been an admirer of DeSantis, who also regularly chides corporate media. Last year, Musk said he would support the governor if he were to run for president.
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