Donald Trump’s main rival in the 2024 Republican primaries, Ron DeSantis, fired his campaign manager on Tuesday, hoping to breathe new life into his campaign, which is struggling against that of the former American president.
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The governor of Florida, in whom conservatives had placed their hopes after the disappointment of their party in the legislative elections last year, is now outpaced by the septuagenarian Republican by nearly 40 points in the polls, according to the aggregator RealClearPolitics.
Surrounded by investigations, Donald Trump threw himself headlong into the race for the White House, posing as the victim of a “witch hunt”, led by Democrats – a thesis to which many of his supporters adhere. supporters.
The former New York businessman boasts of having raised several million dollars thanks to each of his charges, which are the subject of dizzying media attention.
The changes to Ron DeSantis’ campaign team were announced a few days before the first Republican primary debate, held August 23 in Milwaukee.
“We are delighted with these appointments,” the campaign team said in a statement.
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The winner of these primaries will face in November 2024 the candidate dubbed by the Democrats for the presidential election, most likely President Joe Biden.
Triumphantly re-elected as head of Florida in November 2022, forty-something Ron DeSantis hopes to seduce all of America with his shocking positions on immigration, abortion or LGBT+ issues.
But on the ground, this man with a stocky physique and a rare smile is often criticized for a lack of charisma.