DeSantis Responds To Reporter Asking If He’s Running For President

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Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded to a question about a potential 2024 presidential run Tuesday, as the GOP’s field continues to grow.

During a press conference in Jacksonville about tort reform, a reporter asked DeSantis about Nikki Haley announcing her 2024 presidential run and asked the governor if he plans to announce a presidential run soon, as well.

“Nikki Haley announced her presidential run today, do you plan on following suit?”

“Hahaha! Wouldn’t you like to know,” DeSantis responded to the reporter.


At the end of January, DeSantis responded to former President Donald Trump criticizing him for his COVID-19 response. DeSantis said he has “people attacking” him from “all angles” and that the verdict is really up to the “people.” (RELATED: DeSantis Responds To Trump Attacks)

“Trump has criticized you a number of times in the past couple of days on a number of different issues, one of them being COVID in the state,” the Daily Caller asked DeSantis at a press conference on education. (RELATED: ‘Florida Is Where Woke Goes To Die’: Ron DeSantis Sworn In As Governor For Second Term)

“I roll out of bed, I have people attacking me from all angles,” the governor responded. “It’s been happening for many, many years. And if you look at the good thing about it, though, is like if you take a crisis situation like COVID, you know, the good thing about it is when you’re an elected executive, you gotta make all kinds of decisions. You gotta steer that ship, and the good thing is that the people are able to render a judgement on whether they reelect you or not.”

“I’m happy to say, you know, in my case, not only did we win reelection, we won with the highest percentage of the vote that any Republican candidate has in the history of the state of Florida,” DeSantis added. “That verdict has been rendered by the people of the state of Florida.”

DeSantis was sworn into his second term as governor of the state during a ceremony at the Florida State Capitol building Jan. 3.