new Detailed profile Governor Ron DeSantis New Yorker The magazine contains interviews with everyone who describes his son as “stubborn,” from President Donald Trump to the governor’s father.
The article also states that the growing popularity of the governor within the Republican Party is comparable to the former president, so people in Trump’s orbit are trying to “burn DeSantis.”
The New Yorker DeSantis’ interest in DeSantis is another sign that his national profile continues to grow in the story that he may run for president.
who are they? DeSantis has the support of millionaires and at least 42 people are backing him
The five points from the article are:
Trump World is trying to “burn DeSantis”.
Various reports show that there is a tension between Trump and DeSantis.Trump said New Yorker Writer Dexter Filkins has a “very good relationship” and he says “I’m proud of Ron.” However, other sources told Filkins, “As DeSantis became more popular, tensions and resentments increased.” From the article:
Trump told me “very close to making a decision” about whether he would run. “I don’t know if Ron is running and I won’t ask him,” he said. “That’s his privilege. I think I’ll win.” In almost every poll of Republican candidates, Trump still has a solid advantage. DeSantis’ supporters were Trump’s first. Trump wants to keep it that way. A consultant who worked for some Republican candidates said the former president had discussed with his best friend how to stop DeSantis. “Trump World is working overtime to find a way to burn DeSantis. They really hate him.”
Details of our coverage:
DeSantis’s dad is talkative
When Filkins knocked on the door of DeSantis’parents’ home in Dunedin, Florida, Ron DeSantis’ seniors first said, “I don’t want to talk to you.” But he didn’t seem to be able to help himself. DeSantis’ father continued to describe his son as a “stubborn” child. From the article:
“If he turned to something, you couldn’t shake him.” DeSantis pointed to the street, where he and his son used to play catch. There was a ballfield near where he was leading Ron’s Little League team. “I tried not to support him, but Ron didn’t like it,” he said … Young DeSantis attended the Catholic School of Our Lady of Lourdes and then to Dunedin High School. .. He was focused and motivated, his father said, adding that “he didn’t get it from me.” DeSantis won the 99th percentile in the SAT and was accepted by Yale University, his father said. “That’s still what I’m most proud of.” But he didn’t like to do it too much. “Everyone wants to brag about their kids, and people ask me about Ron. I want to be humble.”
Pushau “Florida’s Most Powerful Woman”
DeSantis’ combative spokeswoman, Christina Pushau, has become prominent by leading the same combativeness that her boss is known for. From the article:
Her ferocity evokes careful praise. “She is the most powerful woman in Florida,” several Republican candidate consultants told me. “Ron loves her because she says she doesn’t even say him.”
DeSantis was considered “unfriendly” and “selfish”
While the explanation that the governor is awkward and uncomfortable with retail politics is not new, New Yorker’s work reinforces DeSantis’ perception that it is not a particularly attractive character in an intimate environment. There is also a particularly tough quote from a former college baseball teammate who calls DeSantis “the most selfish person I have ever interacted with.” He has always loved embarrassing and humiliating people. From the article:
People who work closely with him describe a man who is so far away that he may find it difficult to continue the conversation. “He’s not good at interacting with others,” political leaders who saw him often told me. “He attends the meeting and doesn’t admit the rest of us. There is no eye contact and little or no interaction. The moment I start asking him, his head cramps. He can say he doesn’t want to be there. “Most people who know Desantis commented on his feelings: lack of curiosity towards others, indifferent table manners, political rituals of shaking hands. Dislike of children, and questions about children. One former associate told me that his attitude stems from the belief that others have denial benefits to him. “He has a tip on his shoulder, so anger comes to him more easily,” she said. “He is a serious person. He is driven.”
DeSantis ignored the University of Florida experts who spent “years” preparing for the pandemic
The governor is proud to oppose expert consensus on pandemic policy. He even ignored the University of Florida scientists who were specially hired to “lead the nation” through a pandemic. From the article:
In the early days of the pandemic, Scott Rivkees, the state’s chief surgeon, convened many conference calls of major Florida public health professionals. At the end of the meeting, he announced that it would be the last. Out of the box was epidemiologist Glenn Morris, who was hired by the University of Florida in 2007 to set up a center to help guide the state in preparation for the next pandemic. “We spent years preparing for this moment,” Morris told me … When the pandemic began, Morris and his colleagues at the University of Florida in Gainesville worked closely with the State Department of Health. I kept in touch with you. Two or three times a week, the department shared new data, a group of epidemiologists analyzed them, informed the study, and made recommendations to the state … In June 2020, epidemiologists The health department says it has closed the relationship and stopped sharing data … “The only reason we don’t collect data is that we don’t want to know what the data is saying,” said an epidemiologist at the University of Florida. Derek Cummings said. “The recommendations we made were consistently in conflict with state policy.”
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