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AP: DeSantis to Announce His Presidential Bid Wednesday on Twitter Space with Elon Musk

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Twitter Owner Elon Musk
Governor's Office and Wiki Commons
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Twitter Owner Elon Musk

Florida - Wednesday May 23, 2023: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will announce his 2024 presidential campaign in a 'Twitter Spaces' event with Elon Musk on Wednesday, according to two people with knowledge of his plans.

Twitter Spaces is a way to have live audio conversations on Twitter.

Musk, speaking at The Wall Street Journal's CEO Summit event in London on Tuesday, seemed to confirm the news, saying DeSantis would be making "quite an announcement’ on Twitter the next day. “The first time something like this is happening on social media,” with real time questions and answers, he said.

He added that he is not endorsing any particular candidate at this time.

DeSantis, who has long been seen as Donald Trump's leading rival for the Republican nomination, will reveal his plans in an audio conversation with the owner of Twitter, according to the two people, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the announcement publicly.