Florida's DeSantis gains popularity with Trump-like anti-'woke' agenda

Monday - 21/02/2022 08:22
Florida's governor is becoming the clear Trump alternative for Republicans.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images, FILE President Donald Trump speaks with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during an event at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center on Oct. 03, 2019, in The Villages, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images, FILE President Donald Trump speaks with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during an event at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center on Oct. 03, 2019, in The Villages, Florida.

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' recent battle with what he considers the "woke agenda" is pushing Florida further to the ideological right and helping position him as a possible contender for president, pitting him against none other than Donald Trump.

As DeSantis' popularity rises among Republicans, DeSantis has been closely mirroring the former president's language. In December, when he announced that battle, DeSantis called critical race theory "state-sanctioned racism" and termed related training "indoctrination."

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