DeStanis gets closer to announcing presidential bid with Ukraine commentsPosted by Thomas Bush / March 15, 2023
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had secretly traveled to Ukraine in 2022 to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky. The trip was arranged by conservative media personality Tucker Carlson and was meant to be a way for DeSantis to establish foreign policy credentials ahead of a possible presidential run in 2024.
The trip reportedly took place in May 2022 and was not disclosed to the public or to DeSantis’s staff. The governor allegedly met with Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials, and the discussions reportedly focused on issues such as energy security and the conflict with Russia.
The revelation of the secret trip is likely to generate controversy, as it raises questions about DeSantis’s foreign policy experience and judgment. It also adds to speculation about his presidential aspirations, which have been widely reported in recent months.
The report comes amid heightened tensions between Ukraine and Russia, and as the Biden administration continues to grapple with a range of foreign policy challenges, including the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and rising tensions with China.