Juice🍊—5.31.2023—Day 1: Ron DeSantis Campaign Launch—DeSantis Counterpunches Trump— More...

Juice🍊—5.31.2023—Day 1: Ron DeSantis Campaign Launch—DeSantis Counterpunches Trump— More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
May 31, 2023


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Iowa Campaign Kick-Off

Well, Gov. Ron DeSantis had has long-anticipated presidential campaign kick-off event in Iowa on Tuesday, and some 600 packed a local church to hear his message for America.

DeSantis also took on former President Donald Trump during a media availability after the event.


The Floridian is on the ground in Iowa following the campaign, so make sure you check in throughout the day for updates and write-ups on what Governor DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis are saying.


Jared Moskowitz -DEFAULT < MICROWAVE

Make Appliances Great Again

Rep. Lois Frankel-As Jewish American Heritage Month comes to a close, I'm proud to support @RepDWStweets' resolution recognizing the achievements & contributions of the Jewish American community and reiterating our commitment to combatting antisemitism.

Matt Gaetz-Thank you to the team at Greg Kelly Reports and to the guests who brought forward key information regarding this bad Debt Limit Bill.

It was a groundbreaking opportunity to showcase behind-the-scenes negotiations in real time!

Thank you @NEWSMAX!

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Casey DeSantis

"DeSantis Says Trump Has "Moved Left" and Pushing Voters to Him (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"DeSantis Decides it's Time to 'Counterpunch' Against Trump Attacks" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—After months of not responding to former President Donald Trump’s (R) attacks, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) now believes that it is time to finally swing back.

"DeSantis's 2024 Presidential Campaign Kicks off in Iowa" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"DeSantis's Alignment With Progressive Enviro Groups Appears on Shaky Ground" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) quietly signed Senate Bill 540 – a bill that has been designated the “worst environmental bill” in the Florida Legislature this year by the environmental group, Friends of the Everglades...

"DeSantis Unleashed Fury Against Furry Community" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Gov. Ron DeSantis has thrown his political "Fists of Fury" against the weird Furry community.

"DeSantis Scolds Federal Government, Believes Nation Headed Towards Bankruptcy" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With a debt ceiling agreement finally reached, Governor and now-presidential nominee Ron DeSantis (R-FL) provided his thoughts concerning...

"FIU Saves Endangered Parrots from Illegal Animal Smuggling" by The Floridian's Jim McCool


"DeSantis Appears to be Surging in Polls" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will kick off his 2024 Presidential campaign in West Des Moines, Iowa...

"Florida Congressional Representatives Honor Memorial Day" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"DeSantis Kicks off Presidential Campaign in Iowa" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Governor Ron DeSantis will launch his 2024 presidential campaign in West Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday.

"Debt Ceiling Agreement Reached, Florida's Congressional Delegation Reacts" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Debt ceiling negotiations have finally reached an agreement in principle between President Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), evoking mixed reactions from Florida Representatives.

"DeSantis Sees Trump's Criticism as a Good Thing" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Shortly after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) made his presidential announcement, the Trump family came out swinging against him. Gov. DeSantis, who steered clear from criticizing...

"Trump and Mills 'Link' up on the Golf Course" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Marco Rubio Demands DNA Testing Remain in Place for Border Children" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Human trafficking remains one of the chief problems at the southern border. Should the Biden Administration halt familial DNA testing for migrant children...

"DeSantis Team Gets it Wrong, Blames Trump for Biden Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Rebukes Being Called 'Establishment,' Goes on Offense" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Since Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) became a presidential candidate (and perhaps even before), there have been rumblings of former Republican establishment figures joining his camp.

"DeSantis has Always Held an Unwavering Support for Israel (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Mexican President Obrador Trashes DeSantis' Presidential Campaign" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The upcoming election is proving to be just as combative as the last two. The Republican presidential primary became even more crowded this week as both South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R) and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R...

"Haley Seeks to fix Veterans’ Healthcare" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis Team Brushes off Technical Difficulties" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Ron DeSantis Border
Ron DeSantis Border

"DeSantis Continues to Support Texas in Operation Lone Star" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Once again, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has contributed to stopping the ongoing Border Crisis and has contributed resources to Texas in an effort to support Operation Lone Star.

"DeSantis Raises Whopping $8.2 Million in 24 Hours" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Darren Soto Supports Keeping Children Books Containing Porn, Asserts that DeSantis is 'Failing Florida'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) is calling out Governor and now-presidential candidate Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for “failing Florida” when it comes to book bans and his rocky relationship with Disney.

"Did DeSantis Make the Right Decision by Jumping in the Presidential Race?" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Many are questioning why Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) would jump into the presidential race when former President Donald Trump (R) has been the Republican Party’s main man for the last eight years.

"DeSantis Promises to Finish Trump's Border Wall if Elected President" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Florida Governor and now-presidential candidate Ron DeSantis (R-FL) made an appearance on The Dana Show with Dana Loesch for one of his first interviews since announcing his candidacy on Twitter Spaces on Wednesday.

"Criticism Pours in Against DeSantis Campaign" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Scott, Warren Seek to Hold the Fed Accountable" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) is leading a bipartisan effort to hold the Federal Reserve accountable. Joining Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D), Scott has introduced the Strengthening Federal Reserve System Accountability Act.

Anna Paulina Luna
Anna Paulina Luna

"DeSantis Presidential Campaign Rollout Sets a New Social Media Standard" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Donalds Introduces Bipartisan Bill Looking to Help Small Businesses" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"DeSantis's Presidential Announcement Crashes Twitter" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—It’s on! Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has filed the necessary FEC paperwork to run for President of the United States in 2024, and has now announced his run on Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk.

"Gaetz Seeks to Put 'Zombie Donors' to Rest" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Fraudulent campaign donations happen more than you may think. Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) ...

"Luna Seeks to Fine Adam Schiff $16 Million for Pushing Russia Hoax" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The Durham report refuted the narrative of former President Donald Trump colluding with Russia to win the 2016 Election for good. Now, Representative Anna Paulina Luna...

"Ron DeSantis Responds to 'Sucking Up' to Trump Criticism (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has faced zealous criticism for challenging President Trump (R) for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, despite his use of Donald Trump's...

"Salazar, Escobar Introduce Updated Dignity Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) and Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar (D) have introduced an updated version of the Dignity Act. With the update, the lawmakers are looking to address immigration concerns.

"DeSantis Established Conservative Bona Fides in 2012" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Now that Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will officially announce his 2024 Presidential campaign on Twitter Spaces, it is likely he will...

Sen. Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio

"DeSantis Announcing Presidential run on Twitter" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has confirmed that he will be launching a presidential run this week. Over the weekend, reports indicated that Gov. DeSantis...

"Dr. Peter McCullough On 'The Holy Grail Of COVID-19 Vaccine Detoxification'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Dodgers Re-Invite Anti-Catholic Group to Pride Event, Rubio Responds" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Religious conservatives and pro-Catholic individuals thought they had secured a win in the ongoing “culture war” after the Los Angeles Dodgers...

"Rick Scott Issues His Own Florida Travel Advisory for 'Socialists' and 'Leftists'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After the NAACP issued a travel advisory for racial minorities and members of the LGBTQ community, US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL)  issued a travel advisory...

"Gaetz Questions Military Drag Shows" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) has directed a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley...

"As Both Sides Point Fingers Over Debt Ceiling, House Democrat Moskowitz Calls for a Reality Check" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As both Democrats and Republicans continue to point fingers concerning the country’s inability to solve the debt ceiling problem, some of those...

"Drag Show Venue Suing DeSantis Gave 6-Year Old 'Drag Name', Asked Him to Perform" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Orlando drag venue Hamburger Mary's is suing Governor Ron DeSantis over the new Protection of Children Law and the reason is becoming evident.

"House Democrat Says 'Racist' Gov. George Wallace Would be a 'MAGA Republican' Today" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After the NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson announced a “travel advisory” to Florida for Black Americans due to Governor Ron DeSantis's “leadership...

"Cava Doesn't support the NAACP Travel Advisory to Florida but Doesn't Denounce it Either" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The NAACP issued a travel advisory to Florida this past weekend, citing how dangerous if believed the state under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican-led state legislature...

Sen. Tim Scott

"DeSantis Doubles Down on Pro-Life Stance" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With a presidential campaign announcement just days away, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL)  joined The Jenna Ellis Show to discuss a number of issues, including abortion...

"Gimenez Calls Out Biden for Attacking Republicans Over Debt Ceiling" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) recently announced that President Joe Biden (D) is “failing the American people” when it comes to tackling the debt ceiling issue.

"Rick Scott Receives Citrus County Sheriff's Support of School Safety Bill" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) recently announced that President Joe Biden (D) is “failing the American people” when it comes to tackling the debt ceiling issue.

"'DeSantis Presents the Greatest Threat to Donald Trump' Says Campaign Spokesman" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson

"Will Tim Scott Disrupt the Trump-DeSantis Rivalry?" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Democrats Campaign Against Senator Scott After Presidential Announcement" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R) has announced his 2024 presidential candidacy. He made the announcement from a stage in North Charleston, South Carolina...

"Concern Increases for China's 'Geostrategic Corruption' in Latin America" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The United States has grown increasingly concerned about the growing presence of China and Russia in Latin America...

"Jared Moskowitz Demands Compromise on Debt Ceiling" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"DeSantis set to Announce Presidential Candidacy" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"NAACP Issues Florida Travel Advisory" by The Floridian's —This past weekend, the NAACP issued a Florida travel advisory. the NAACP Board of Directors made the announcement, arguing that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is aggressively attempting to erase Black history...

Donald Trump
President Donald Trump/ The Floridian

"Ron DeSantis: The ‘Right’ Career Politician?" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—On the eve of his 2024 presidential announcement, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to be labeled a “RINO,” a “Globalist,” and even a “career politician.”

"Donalds Rebukes Chuck Todd Over IRS, Govt. Spending" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—House Republicans continue demanding cuts to federal spending. Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL), a primary voice in the debate, recently discussed the matter with NBC's Chuck Todd in an appearance on Meet the Press.

"New College of Florida Students Attempt to Disrupt GOP-Connected Graduation Speaker" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—SARASOTA – As college campuses around the country conclude their spring semesters and send their graduates into the real world, commencement ceremonies...

"Trump vs. DeSantis: Do the Polls Matter?" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Former President Donald Trump regularly boasts of his lead in the polls against Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) as the latter prepares to announce his run for President in 2024.

"DeSantis Admin Reports Record Unemployment, Tourism Numbers in First Quarter" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In the first quarter of 2023, the state of Florida maintained its near record-low unemployment numbers at 2.6% for the fourth consecutive month. The unemployment figures come in at number one among the ten largest states in the union, according to Governor Ron DeSantis's (R-FL) press release.

"Rubio Calls out MLB over the Dodgers' Affiliation with Anti-Catholic Group, Team Reverses Course" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Controversially, the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the most prominent teams in Major League Baseball (MLB), announced that they would be...

"Pro-Trump Ad Calls DeSantis 'Ron DeSalesTax' by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) expected to announce his run for President next week, the forces of former President Donald Trump...

"Matt Gaetz Says 'FBI Has Sown More Evil Than They Have Rooted Out'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—After the Congressional hearing for FBI whistleblowers Garrett O'Boyle, Steve Friend, and Marcus Allen...

"Salazar, Rubio Seek to Lower Housing Prices" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Rising housing prices have been a grave concern in Florida, and lawmakers are quickly moving to address it. Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar...

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"Waltz, Cherfilus-McCormick Tackle Human Trafficking" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—A bipartisan bill has been introduced to study the prevalence of human trafficking at strip clubs. The Study to Observe and Prevent (STOP) Human...

"Wasserman Schultz Clashes With Jordan in FBI Whistleblower Hearing" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Things got heated during a hearing this week with FBI whistleblowers. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) clashed...

"Cory Mills Joins Effort to Impeach Joe Biden" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Rubio Introduces Bill to Update SNAP Program, Claims FL Receives Disproportionate Funding" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is looking to update the algorithms that determine the budgeting for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ...

"Rubio, Scott Reintroduce the Combating BDS Act to Protect Israel and Counter Antisemitism" by The Floridian's Michelle Rosenberg—U.S. Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, along with a cadre of their colleagues, have reintroduced the Combating Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Act...

"Luna Files Motion to Expel Schiff From House" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After four years of investigating, the Durham Report was released this week, and the findings were a bombshell drop. Republicans are praising...




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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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