Before President Trump, Ron DeSantis Likened Himself to Paul Ryan and Said ‘Most Inspirational Person’ He Met was George Bush
Before Florida Governor Ron DeSantis hitched himself to the Trump Train, he was an average establishment Republican in U.S. Congress. DeSantis’ statements early in his political career show his true ideological underpinnings.
In one video, DeSantis responded that former President George Bush was the “most inspirational person” he had ever met. DeSantis said that he met Bush while attending Yale. Both men went to the prestigious Ivy League school, and DeSantis rubbed elbows when Bush came back to visit in 2001.
That video can be seen here:
“Who’s the most inspirational person you’ve met?”
Ron DeSantis: “Bush 41.”
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— Leskov Brandonovic (@fjb4587) January 1, 2023
In another video while DeSantis was on the campaign trail for U.S. Congress in 2012, he compared himself to Congressman Paul Ryan as an example of the type of “different” nationally recognized “leader” that he would become.
That video can be seen here:
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“I’d be somebody who would be different. I think you see that I’ve been recognized nationally as being somebody who’d be different, who’d be a leader, who could be somebody like PAUL RYAN very quickly.”
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) January 1, 2023
In lieu of DeSantis’ statements, it is no wonder why the establishment is so comfortable with the notion of him running for the Republican nomination for president against Donald Trump in 2024.
Big League Politics has reported on the globalist billionaires behind DeSantis and his 2024 ambitions:
“Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is backed by many globalist billionaires at war against America First, and they will certainly be cashing in their favors if DeSantis decides to run for president.
A Twitter user, calling themselves Traditional Catholic, posted an informative thread about the people behind DeSantis. It is a who’s who of America Last financiers who see DeSantis as their vessel to derail Trump populism and return the GOP to the feeble politics of old.
“”60% of Ron DeSantis’ donations have come from donations of $50,000 or more. 54% of Donald Trump’s donations have come from donations of less than $200. Just 6% of these donations went to DeSantis. Ron DeSantis is backed by billionaires and the establishment,” Traditional Catholic wrote.
He highlighted hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin, who has given an incredible $5 million to DeSantis. Griffin is a fierce opponent of America First policies and does not like DeSantis’ populist moves as Florida governor. Still, Griffin thinks he can control DeSantis if he is able to defeat Trump and be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024…
WeatherTech founder David MacNeil also gave $800,000 to DeSantis, and his biggest issue is giving amnesty to illegal immigrants. He opposed Trump in 2020 because of Trump’s immigration patriot stance on stopping illegal immigration…
Wall Street hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones is a billionaire DeSantis backer who has given $1 million to the Florida governor. He is a close friend of convicted Democrat sex offender Harvey Weinstein and helped to fundraise for Barack Hussein Obama back in 2008.”