In an interview on Lisa Marie Boothe’s podcast, Donald Trump says he sees Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Rep. Ted Cruz, and Sen. Josh Hawley as future leaders of the Republican party.
“We have a lot of young, good people. Ron DeSantis is doing a really good job in Florida, and I think Josh Hawley has shown some real courage in going after big tech. You know, they go after him,” Trump said on the podcast. “Josh is terrific. And you know somebody that’s been really terrific is Ted Cruz.”Newsweek
Ron DeSantis has actively covered up Florida’s COVID-19 numbers. Most recently, he banned critical race theory from public schools, opting for a whitewashed education curriculum that ignores the history of slavery and racism that provided the foundation for the United States. (He didn’t really change anything, though; Florida schools never taught critical race theory.)
Ted Cruz recently fled the country to escape a crisis in Texas, the state he represents, and then he blamed his daughter. He is a favorite of the dark money donor family, the Mercers.
Josh Hawley has become a mascot for the GOP’s fake outrage around “cancel culture” and hasn’t hesitated to attack the free market or parrot Trump talking points. He has attacked rights for LGBTQ+ people as being the end of “legal conservatism.” He won his 2018 Senate race thanks to a dark money campaign and illegal coordination with the National Rifle Association.
All three have attacked the FBI for investigating the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia. Trump previously endorsed Cruz and Hawley for the Supreme Court.
Sarah Kendzior, whose book Hiding In Plain Sight inspired this website, and Andrea Chalupa have warned listeners of their Gaslit Nation podcast about Josh Hawley and what to expect in 2024.
DeSantis – Critical Race Theory
DeSantis – Russia Investigation
Hawley – Russia Investigation, Trump File
Gaslit Nation, December 2, 2020
Gaslit Nation, January 27, 2021
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