Ron DeSantis says he’s too busy fighting critical race theory to run for President

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed on Wednesday night that he had no plans to run for the 2024 presidential race right now, saying he was too busy trying to “make sure people don’t support the critical race theory “.

With early polls showing the Florida governor as one of the favorites – aside from former President Donald Trump – to be the next Republican presidential candidate, DeSantis has repeatedly denied rumors he would run. .

“All speculation about me is purely fabricated,” he said earlier this month. “I hear all of these things and honestly this is nonsense.”

At the end of another extremely friendly interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, in which he bragged about his state’s COVID-19 response – despite one of the highest death rates in the world. country – DeSantis was asked if it had any presidential ambitions.

“I notice that the media no matter how many times you’ve answered the question, do you plan to run for president in 2024 and you give the same answer they keep asking you,” Hannity said before. to ask for the same. question: “What is your response to those people who ask over and over again?” “

“Yeah, I’m not envisioning anything other than my job, we have a lot going on in Florida,” DeSantis said, adding he would run for re-election as governor next year.

As for what he believes needs his attention in Florida, DeSantis immediately addressed the culture war issues that have energized Conservatives over the past year.

“We are also working on a lot of things in the state beyond the governor’s race, we have school board races,” he said. “I want to make sure people don’t support Critical Race Theory!”

After saying he wanted to ensure that “parents have the opportunity to send their children to school however they want”, apparently referring to his court battles over local school mask warrants, DeSantis reiterated that he wasn’t focusing his attention on 2024.

“There are a lot of huge problems, it’s quite on the road, it’s not something I foresee,” he concluded.

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