DeSantis declares White House run against Trump in glitchy Twitter launch

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is officially running for US president in 2024 against Donald Trump.

He spoke at a Twitter Spaces event with Elon Musk Wednesday evening in what initially witnessed technical issues.

“I am running for President of the United States to lead our great American comeback,” DeSantis said.

The 44-year-old is ex-president Donald Trump’s chief rival for the Republican Party nomination.

He has restricted sex education and black history lessons in Florida schools, banned transgender athletes from girls’ sports, and blocked gender-affirming care for trans youth

Ex-United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy are other Republicans running.