According to reports, Ron DeSantis will launch his 2024 presidential campaign during a Twitter chat with Elon Musk.
The governor of Florida, who is seen as Donald Trump’s leading rival for the Republican presidential nomination, will launch his bid for the White House during a Twitter Spaces event on Wednesday night with the billionaire.
The Twitter Spaces event will take place at 6 p.m. ET and will be moderated by tech entrepreneur David Sachs, a supporter of Mr. DeSantis and a close business advisor to Mr. Musk. According to NBC News.
After the event, Mr. DeSantis’ campaign will also release a video about his effort to defeat Mr. Trump, and he will begin touring key states after Memorial Day on May 29.
Mr Musk has previously spoken of his admiration for Mr DeSantis and said he would support him if he ran for president.
It is unclear whether Mr. Musk, who has 140 million Twitter followers, will formally endorse Mr. DeSantis at the event.
The far-right governor’s team has been in talks with the Tesla CEO for several weeks, said a source familiar with the discussions. told NBC News,
And during those talks, Mr. Musk reportedly told him that he does not believe that Donald Trump, who leads all polls for the GOP nomination, can defeat Joe Biden and take back the White House.
“He’s interested in the future, and he’s interested in winning again.” the source told the outlet,
Independent When it sought comment from Twitter, it did not receive a response.
On Monday, Mr. DeSantis, 44, teased his 2024 bid while speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters Conference in Orlando, outlining his vision for a conservative hold on the Supreme Court for a quarter of a century.
In a subtle swipe at Donald Trump he announced his plan to run for eight years – something Mr Trump can’t do.