Trump Steals DeSantis’ Biggest Donor?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – In the shifting tides of American politics, a notable real estate tycoon who previously invested heavily in Governor Ron DeSantis’ potential run for the presidency is re-evaluating his position. This magnate, having contributed a significant $20 million to a super PAC supporting DeSantis, is now contemplating a pivot towards endorsing former President Donald Trump for the 2024 race. He attributes this change of heart to recent global events and legislative actions that have convinced him of the need for a more ‘streetwise’ and experienced leader.

The tycoon criticized the Florida governor’s approval of a restrictive abortion law, suggesting it is unrealistic and patronizing. Despite his past fervent support for DeSantis, to the point of hyperbolic claims of financial sacrifice, he now perceives Trump’s brand of leadership as more aligned with his vision of an assertive and moderate conservatism.

This revelation arrives as the Republican party prepares for a pivotal debate in Miami, where Trump, despite qualifying, will be conspicuously absent, opting to rally in Florida. While DeSantis’ campaign remains silent on these developments, the governor has previously brushed off criticism, likening his resilience to a profitable venture in the face of skepticism.

Polls add another layer to this narrative, with Trump leading the Republican field and DeSantis grappling for favor, particularly in his own state of Florida, where Trump’s support remains strong among Republican voters.

The businessman, owner of entities such as Budget Suites of America and Bigelow Aerospace, initially backed DeSantis during the pandemic for his efforts to maintain economic stability in Florida. Now, as the political landscape evolves, he expresses doubt about DeSantis’ capability to navigate the combative arena of American electoral politics, suggesting that Trump’s vigor and popularity may overshadow DeSantis’ campaign.

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