Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis drew a stark distinction with former President Donald Trump during an interview with Eric Bolling, Thursday on “Newsmax,” saying he is “not a big social media guy” and prefers to watch cable news than be “on some app.”
However, DeSantis said he is happy with how the campaign launch on Twitter went this week and said Twitter has gained a large symbolic relevance among conservatives since it was purchased by Elon Musk.
“Because Elon was involved… we got way more play about it than if I would have given a speech… I would not have traded doing a speech, this is something a lot of people have been talking about… Given what Elon and Twitter represent to conservatives, given how we’ve been censored. I was censored as governor… by Google and YouTube, so the fact that Elon bought that and opened that up is significant because you can’t have a society in which government is colluding with these massive companies to stifle dissent.”
“I was just in a room in Florida, so I didn’t really know necessarily what was going on” with the technical difficulties at Twitter, DeSantis said.
“I’m actually not a big social media guy,” DeSantis told Bolling. “I would rather watch you than be on some app, but it is important for a lot of people. Just the free speech component and how this is an example of conservatives having a voice again.”
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