WATCH: Gov. Ron DeSantis Launches ‘Great American Comeback’ Video to Launch 2024 Presidential Campaign

By  //  May 24, 2023

"running for president to lead our great American comeback" – Gov. Ron DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – Saying that he’s “running for president to lead our great American comeback,” Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida formally launched his White House campaign in a video released by his political team.

“Our border is a disaster. Crime infests our cities. The federal government makes it harder for families to make ends meet. And the president flounders,” DeSantis charges in the video, which was shared first with Fox News on Wednesday.

The governor argues that “decline is a choice. Success is attainable. And freedom is worth fighting for. Righting the ship requires restoring sanity to our society, normalcy to our communities, and integrity to our institutions. Truth must be our foundation — and common sense can no longer be an uncommon virtue. In Florida, we proved it can be done.”

After months of buildup and speculation, the DeSantis campaign released the launch video in conjunction with the Florida governor’s appearance on Twitter, where he was expected to also formally announce his 2024 candidacy in a 6pm ET interview with business magnate and Twitter owner Elon Musk.