Fox News Host CORNERS Ron DeSantis – “Let’s Cut The Small Talk…”

( Governor Ron DeSantis made an appearance on Fox & Friends Monday morning, where he was asked about whether or not he would be running for president in 2024. Of course, he did not provide a straightforward answer, focusing instead on the upcoming 2022 midterms.

Co-host Pete Hegseth said that former President Donald Trump was considering another run and DeSantis sits at the top of that list. “Where does that all sit in your mind right now?” he asked the governor.

DeSantis brushed it off saying, “We have a lot going on,” before turning to the midterms, which he sees as a big opportunity for a red wave. He projected that after 2022, given Florida’s races and performance, the state will no longer be considered a “swing state” but a red state.

DeSantis noted the “massive shift” in just three and a half years in Florida’s voter registration since he was elected governor. He said that while there were almost 300,000 registered Democrats before him, there are 176,000 more Republicans. There are currently more 130,000 more Republicans than Democrats according to the Florida’s Division of Elections.

DeSantis attributes the change to both the state’s policies and the failures of the Democratic Party. “I think it’s because they see that Florida has done well and they appreciate what we’ve done, and then they see that Biden’s not doing well and that’s not a party that they want to be a part of.”

The show’s Ainsely Earhardt probed again, asking DeSantis when he would announce whether he is running or not—sly way to ask that question, wouldn’t you say?

Once again, DeSantis shrugged it off, “I have no idea,” he said, then going on to explain that his name is just injected into talks about running because of what he’s doing in Florida. “We’ve really gotten more notoriety, not because I’m out trying to do that, just because I’m getting things done for people in my state.”

Ron DeSantis has arguably been America’s most controversial governor, from education reform to ending Disney’s tax privileges. He has garnered fervent support from Republicans and conservatives, including lifelong Democrat Elon Musk who recently tweeted that he’s leaning toward DeSantis in 2024.

To which DeSantis responded with “I welcome support from African Americans.”