EXCLUSIVE: Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed his connection to "Make America Florida" successful his caller book, saying it will require "successfully combating a batch of powerful, elite institutions" successful nan pursuit of freedom.
DeSantis, who has not officially announced a 2024 statesmanlike tally but is wide considered a apt candidate, is releasing his caller memoir, "The Courage to beryllium Free: Florida's Blueprint for American Revival," connected Tuesday by patient HarperCollins.
The book, shared exclusively pinch Fox News Digital, elaborate DeSantis’ attack to nan COVID-19 pandemic, which often contradicted guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was nan predominant target of wide backlash. The politician based on successful nan book that nan attacks were a "price worthy paying" for exercising leadership.
"A politician who leads by aggressively pursuing policies that defy nan leftist ideology of nan nation’s elites will look fire—not only by nan bequest media but besides from activistic groups, Big Tech, and firm America," he wrote. "When I took beardown stands against nan prevailing communicative connected draconian coronavirus policies, I whitethorn person been vilified by nan accustomed suspects, but I was capable to prevention nan livelihoods of millions of group passim Florida."
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a triumph reside aft defeating Democratic gubernatorial campaigner Rep. Charlie Crist during his predetermination nighttime watch statement astatine nan Tampa Convention Center connected November 8, 2022, successful Tampa, Florida. (Octavio Jones)
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DeSantis said nan governmental battles he’s fought successful Florida are not simply astir argumentation but astir "our foundational principles" arsenic Americans.
"The correct way guardant is not difficult to identify; it conscionable requires utilizing basal communal consciousness and applying halfway American values to nan problems of nan day," he continued. "But it will not beryllium easy to achieve. It will require successfully combating a batch of powerful, elite institutions that person driven nan state into a rhythm of repeated failures."
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, waves pinch his woman Casey and their children Mason, left, Madison, center, and Mamie, right, arsenic he does a tally done successful mentation for his inauguration connected Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, astatine nan Old Capitol, successful Tallahassee, Fla. (AP )
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"The divisions successful our nine are not simply astir different argumentation preferences regarding taxes, regulations, and welfare, but astir our foundational principles," he wrote. "The battles we person fought successful Florida—from defeating nan biomedical information authorities to stifling woke corporations to fighting indoctrination successful schools—strike astatine nan bosom of what it intends to beryllium a Floridian and an American."
DeSantis’ book follows a Fox News poll showing erstwhile President Donald Trump starring nan battalion of announced and imaginable 2024 statesmanlike candidates pinch 43% of nan vote, followed by DeSantis astatine 28%, Nikki Haley and Mike Pence astatine 7% each, and Greg Abbott and Liz Cheney astatine 2% each.
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Jessica Chasmar is simply a integer writer connected nan authorities squad for Fox News and Fox Business. Story tips tin beryllium sent to Jessica.Chasmar@fox.com.