Former President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on Saturday night.
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CPAC attendees were asked who they would vote for between Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday night.
“If they were running against one other, I’d have to vote for DeSantis,” Lexi Falance, a Florida CPAC attendee, said.
Suzie Martinson, a CPAC participant from Hawaii, pointed to her Donald Trump visor and stated, “I’m staying with the hat here.”
Because the Trump 2024 shirt was at home, Dennis DeFalco and Nancy Tint wore Trump 2020 shirts to CPAC.
“Because I don’t want DeSantis to leave Florida, I’d vote for Trump. He’s the best governor I’ve ever seen “According to DeFalco.
The true favourite will be revealed by the results of a straw poll released on Sunday.
Trump and DeSantis in CPAC 2022
The high-profile appearances of Trump and DeSantis shed insight on the two Republican Party leaders’ increasingly tense relationship.
While DeSantis’ election in 2018 was primarily due to Trump’s support, the two men’s friendship is far from guaranteed.DeSantis has already been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, possibly as early as 2024. A recent Trump event in Texas demonstrated that Florida’s governor has grown in popularity among conservatives.According to the Associated Press, “DeSantis 2024” bumper stickers were available for purchase alongside “TRUMP WON!” T-shirts, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” hats, and “LET’S GO BRANDON” flags.
The goods promoting her state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, “is a very, very sought-after item,” according to Nikki Rye, who resides in Florida and has been selling Trump gear at his rallies since 2015. A life-size cutout of DeSantis stood on one side of the shop, flanked by Trump, while a life-size cutout of Trump stood on the other. According to a recent poll conducted by The Associated Press-Center for Public Affairs Research, while 71% of Republicans approve of Trump, only 56% want him to run for president again in 2024. According to the study, 44% of Republicans oppose Trump running for president.
Meanwhile, according to a recent NBC survey, Republicans now identify as supporters of the Republican Party rather than followers of Trump by a 20-point majority — a significant shift.
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DeSantis spoke from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on Thursday afternoon.
He continued by stating that while many people dislike Florida, many others enjoy the state for “freedom.”
The governor boasted about his opposition to a state of emergency.
“We preserved people’s rights, jobs, and ensured that every youngster in the state of Florida had the opportunity to attend school in person,” he stated. “In the Sunshine State, liberty has triumphed.”
COVID-19 has claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Floridians since the outbreak began.
“If Florida hadn’t led the way,” the governor added, “the country would definitely look like Canada.”
DeSantis stated, “My duty is to stand up and safeguard the employment of the folks I represent.” “I’m not going to try to defend myself.”
President Joe Biden, according to DeSantis, despises him and the state of Florida because they “stand up to him.”
He made no mention of the Ukraine crisis.
“We witness bombs, missiles, Soviet tanks, Russian tanks coming over Ukraine on our televisions,” Pompeo added.
Pompeo attacked the Biden administration’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in a 15-minute address from the CPAC platform.
“We’ve seen a Russian tyrant harass the Ukrainian people now because America didn’t show the same commitment four years ago,” Pompeo added.
Pompeo emphasized his time as secretary of state, stating that the country had a stronger stance in the globe under former President Donald Trump.
“It was a strength that brought calm.” Reagan’s model was used. It was the paradigm that the Trump administration followed for four years. We put America first and informed the rest of the world that they could not tread on us,” Pompeo said.