DeSantis to speak at RNC convention despite reports of being sidelined by Trump

After a bitter Republican primary, former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will present a public united front next week at the GOP convention in Milwaukee.

“We’ve consistently been told we would have a speaking slot at the convention and have not been told differently,” a senior DeSantis official told the Washington Examiner.

The expectation for a speaking slot came after reporting that DeSantis had been passed over, though the DeSantis official called those earlier reports incorrect.

DeSantis endorsed Trump when he suspended his presidential campaign in January after the Iowa caucuses but before the New Hampshire primary, but the pair did not speak until April. Thanks to Steve Witkoff, a real estate mogul and mutual friend, the men had breakfast at Witkoff’s Shell Bay Club in Hallandale Beach, Florida,
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