(RightIsRight.co) – Billionaire Ken Griffin, a crucial GOP donor, has stated that Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, should run for US president in 2024 as the Republican Party should “move on” from former President Donald Trump.
The hedge fund CEO, whose fortune exceeds $30 billion, told Politico, as cited by Newsmax, that DeSantis’ record proved he would be very suitable for President of the United States.
“I don’t know what he’s going to do. It’s a huge personal decision,” Griffin, 54, said about a potential DeSantis presidential candidacy.
“He has a tremendous record as governor of Florida, and our country would be well-served by him as president. Would I support him? The bigger question is, is he going to run? That bridge has to be crossed,” added the CEO of investment firm Citadel.
Griffin’s donation of $5 million to the Florida Governor’s reelection campaign has turned him into DeSantis’s top donor.
The hedge fund CEO’s only donation to former President Donald Trump was a $100,000 grant to the latter’s inaugural committee.
“[Trump] did a lot of things really well and missed the mark on some important areas. And for a litany of reasons, I think it’s time to move on to the next generation,” Griffin declared while noting he supported Trump’s fiscal policies.
The GOP-supporting billionaire disagrees with major Republican priorities such as immigration issues, fighting the LGBTQ agenda, and questioning the results of the 2020 presidential election.
In his interview, he did criticize Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for recently flying off illegal immigrants to the rich Democrat community of Martha’s Vineyard to protest President Joe Biden’s unofficial promotion of unrestricted illegal immigration.
Griffin also had another point of criticism for DeSantis and the Florida Republicans – the abolition of Disney World’s status as an “independent special district” because of the company’s embrace of wokeism.
“I have no qualms with the very public fight, but the revocation of Disney’s special tax district felt like retribution,” the billionaire declared.
Griffin’s political donations to Republican candidates for the 2022 midterms have reached $60 million.
Thus, they are ranked third after those of billionaires George Soros (who has donated $128 million to leftists) and Richard Uihlein (who has donated $62 million to conservative candidates and groups).
However, Griffin also donated $500,000 to Biden’s inaugural committee.
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Billionaire hedge fund CEO Ken Griffin told Politico the U.S. would be "well-served" with Ron DeSantis as president, saying "it's time" for Republicans "to move on" from former President Donald Trump. https://t.co/qR50ehPPnn
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