Ron DeSantis Will Get Back to You on the Pronunciation of His Last Name
There are a lot of things we can expect from a Ron DeSantis presidency, should the Florida governor win the Republican primary and then the general election. For one thing, it would be terrifying, given DeSantis’s takes on free speech, LGBTQ+ rights, abortion, science, and treating human beings like chattel. For another, it would more than likely involve his body man carrying a spoon at all times, in order to avoid any unfortunate pudding incidents. But one thing that remains a mystery? Whether Ron would be addressed as President “Deh-Santis” or “Dee-Santis”…because apparently, the candidate himself doesn’t know.
Here’s Axios with the perplexing report:
According to the outlet, in his first week as an official GOP candidate, DeSantis went with “Dee” on at least two occasions, including for a radio interview and in the video announcing his bid for office:
But then, in a twist:
And there’s more:
Asked by Axios for the correct, official pronunciation, DeSantis’s campaign, bizarrely, did not answer—while the DeSantis-aligned super PAC Never Back Down declined to say. It’s not clear why, but it seems like there’s a strong possibility they don’t actually know, because DeSantis hasn’t decided.
Naturally, the Trump campaign has seized on this as evidence that the governor is unfit for the White House. “Ron DeSantis is a phony who can’t decide how to pronounce his name,” Trump campaign spokesperson told Axios. “If you can’t get your name right, how can you lead a country?” On Thursday, Trump himself declared: