(Patriot Insider) – Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis looks to be getting fit and trim, which has caused a number of individuals in the realm of politics to speculate he might be preparing to enter the 2024 presidential race. I’m not sure, exactly, why a person would lose weight in order to run for president other than to have more energy for the rigorous travel schedule, but hey, they are the experts.
The 44-year-old DeSantis has not offered any serious indication that he is about to toss his hat into the ring for the GOP nomination, but he has lost a significant amount of weight over the course of recent months. When you hit middle age, it’s important to take care of yourself, so perhaps he’s just trying to ensure he is in optimal health.
According to Johnathan Jones of The Western Journal, “images have circulated on Twitter that show DeSantis with a slimmer face and a more trimmed waistline.”
“Jason Howerton suggested that such weight loss would avoid the issue becoming a punchline for DeSantis in hypothetical upcoming debates,” Jones stated.
Great to visit with Gov. DeSantis this evening, who has demonstrated that there is a hunger for true courageous conservative leadership! pic.twitter.com/gCCtl2OUjH
— Bob Good for Congress (@GoodForCongress) February 11, 2023
Holy cow, @GovRonDeSantis looks FIT and ready for combat. Not sure how much weight he’s lost, but his health/appearance is not going to be one of Trump’s punchlines in the debates. pic.twitter.com/LeQLh0mxFx
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 6, 2023
Many of the commenters on the Twitter thread have noticed it appears he’s lost a good 15 to 20 pounds. Good for him!
I just read that he lost 15-20 lbs. he looks fantastic
— Katie Lingel (@KatieLingel) March 6, 2023
I saw him speak in AZ less than a year ago and he looks like he’s lost 50+ pounds. Good for him!
— Parker Perlmutter (@parkerperl17) March 6, 2023
One user on Twitter remarked that weight loss is “one of the hallmarks of an imminent Presidential campaign,” and then went on to conclude that the Florida Republican “is running.”
We aren’t talking enough about Ron DeSantis’ weight loss. One of the hallmarks of an imminent Presidential campaign, weight loss leading up the the announcement. He’s running. https://t.co/NqdexpbZfM
— CAtoTX31 (@CAtoTX31) February 27, 2023
Other users shared similar thoughts about DeSantis’ new look:
He is running ! @JosephFordCotto https://t.co/xTM5bnk0ey
— Luis MAGA (@luis_maga4) March 6, 2023
He's running. https://t.co/wYBGeqxRMG
— Ben Kew 🏌️♂️ (@ben_kew) March 6, 2023
DeSantis had lost weight and is looking fit and trim. He’s running. https://t.co/hzgz9NEIEv
— The People's Cube (@ThePeoplesCube) February 28, 2023
“Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is widely believed a potential 2024 contender. After he left the Trump administration in 2021, he lost 90 pounds in six months,” the report said.
Pompeo, however, has not made any announcements about a potential White House bid. Just last year, he spoke with the New York Post where he revealed he lost all the weight so he could be healthier and did so through the use of exercise and eating a better diet.
Mike Pompeo: How I lost nearly 100 pounds in 6 months https://t.co/1O7xdFmp77 pic.twitter.com/Or7tZg71dM
— New York Post (@nypost) January 6, 2022
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