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Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has turned on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), on whom she once lavished praise for his “BDE” and called a model for Republican governors around the country.
On Thursday, Lake shared an article from the conspiracy-mongering website Gateway Pundit, accompanied by its misleading title: “The Kiss of Death – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Endorsed by George Soros (VIDEO).”
In truth, the billionaire and progressive megadonor had not expressed a preference for DeSantis, instead merely predicting that he would beat out former president Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2024.
“He is likely to be the Republican nominee,” said Soros, who described DeSantis as “shrewd, ruthless, and ambitious.”
The deceptive attack marks a heel turn for Lake, who has spent the months since her loss proclaiming that the election had been stolen from her and following Trump around like a particularly clingy pet in what many believe to be a less-than-dignified bid to be tapped as Trump’s running mate.
The Kiss of Death - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Endorsed by George Soros (VIDEO) https://t.co/9dbJ1YOM5w— Kari Lake (@KariLake) February 17, 2023