On Tuesday (May 23), Hillary Clinton took on Governor Ron DeSantis (R), criticizing the Florida Governor’s “ultra-MAGA Florida” hours before DeSantis is expected to kick off his presidential campaign.
Seemingly referring to the recent cancelation of Pride events in the Sunshine State and the NAACP’s travel advisory, Clinton tweeted that DeSantis’s “ultra-MAGA Florida isn’t safe for people of color, LGBTQ people, or even multi-billion dollar corporations.”
The tweet came nearly 24 hours before DeSantis is expected to formally announce his 2024 White House bid, scheduled for Wednesday (May 24) at 6 p.m. ET.
The Florida Governor is rumored to be making the announcement on a Twitter chat with former Twitter CEO Elon Musk, according to reporting by Fox News Digital that cites sources with knowledge of the information.
News DeSantis would be announcing on Twitter drew reactions from both sides of the aisle, as members of the Trump campaign mocked DeSantis’ choice to announce on Twitter, while Clinton and others took to Twitter to scrutinize the Florida Governor’s record and policy stances.
Clinton tweeted her thoughts about DeSantis along with screenshots of two recent news articles, one citing a civil rights organization warning tourists against traveling to Florida and another reporting Disney’s ongoing feud with the governor.
Comments on the former Secretary of State’s tweet were disabled, but that didn’t stop online critics from hounding the two-time presidential candidate for her bitter commentary and curious concern about “multi-billion dollar corporations.”
Founder of Outkick, Clay Travis, questioned if Clinton’s assessment was “really the attack the left is going with?” about Florida being unsafe for gay people or minorities, Florida having “gained over a million new residents since Ron Desantis became Governor.”