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DeSantis Campaign Struggles, Cuts Staff, and Plans News Media Strategy

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By Brennan Forrest - - 5 Mins Read
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's presidential ambition seems to have hit a roadblock as reports of massive disintegration of his campaign team emerge. Ron DeSantis is among the people vying for the post of president of the United States for 2024.


DeSantis, along with figures such as Donald Trump, has garnered significant support from various individuals. However, his campaign has recently encountered difficulties as he reportedly terminated some staff members during a restructuring process. According to Politico, less than 10 employees were let go from DeSantis' campaign team on Saturday.


What could be causing this issue? Well, Politico also reported that there's a massive slump in the fundraising progress of DeSantis' campaign. Part of Ron DeSantis' new plans is to appear more on conservative media platforms like CNN and Fox News. 

How is DeSantis Campaign Faring? 

When DeSantis first announced his candidacy for the United States presidential elections, he received a significant amount of funding from his supporters. However, the amount of donations gradually decreased. During the period of officially declaring his intention to run for the presidency, his campaign team successfully raised an impressive $20 million for campaign expenses. 


It has been reported that DeSantis' campaign event plans encountered problems due to an over-hiring of staff. Despite their expectation of increased donations from supporters, insider sources claimed that the campaign team was overstaffed.


Additionally, a decrease in low-dollar contributions was observed, indicating a lack of middle-class donations. In contrast, Donald Trump, DeSantis' counterpart, often receives this type of donation.


Trump seems to be a major obstacle DeSantis will face both in terms of donations and support. According to reports, the former United States president already has $22 million donated for his course. Even among Republicans, Trump is said to enjoy 56% support compared to DeSantis' approval rating of 17%. Factors like this seem to be why DeSantis is changing his campaign teams and plans. He is also changing his media plans to include conservative media platforms. 

Former US president Donald Trump
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DeSantis Plans to Ban CBDC 

Ron DeSantis has already begun outlining his goals for the presidency, even as his campaign plans are ongoing. In a recent interview with Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host, DeSantis stated that he intends to put an end to the CBDC once he takes office as President of the United States. He believes that this central bank-issued digital currency would be detrimental to the country and plans to eliminate it on his first day in office.


"If I am the president, on Day 1, we will nix central bank digital currency. Done, dead, not happening in this country," DeSantis said


"I think other states are probably going to follow suit. That will jam their ability to do it through executive action. They want to get rid of cash, they want no cryptocurrency and they want this [CBDC] to be the sole form of legal tender, and they have said this publicly at like Davos and these other places. It will allow them to prohibit ‘undesirable purchases like fuel and ammunition," he added.