Former Trump campaign adviser endorses Ron DeSantis for president

Posted on AllSides May 9th, 2023
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A previous adviser to former President Donald Trump has endorsed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the 2024 Republican primary for president.

Steve Cortes, a former senior strategy adviser for Trump's 2020 presidential campaign, argued in a Tuesday opinion piece for Newsweek that DeSantis — who has yet to announce whether he will run for president next year — is "the best possible option to win the presidency in 2024."

Cortes suggested that the prominent Florida Republican would "govern as a highly capable, patriotic populist leader" should he be elected.

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