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The Daily BeastMay 27, 2023
Can The Cult of DeSantis Beat Trump's MAGA Die-Hards?
Photo Illustration by Erin O'Flynn/The Daily Beast/Getty ImagesIt has been said that Donald Trump is more of a charismatic cult leader than a traditional politician. When it comes to trying to replace him, could it be that Ron DeSantis is, once again, taking a page from the master by trying to build his own cult following?

I've spent the last several days trying to understand why Ron DeSantis would announce his campaign on Twitter Spaces—and then spend his time focused on very online topics that are generally reserved for right-wing podcasts—and nothing else makes sense.

Most Americans aren't on Twitter, and average Republican voters are presumably more interested in stemming inflation than in ESGs, bitcoin, debanking, and other insidery topics that DeSantis focused on.

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