Ron DeSantis is the U.S. Representative for the 6th congressional district of Florida. He has been described as one of President Donald Trump’s closest allies in Congress. He often appears on the president’s preferred TV outlet, Fox News, to defend the administration’s policies.
DeSantis is a conservative Republican who firmly stands behind Trump on most political issues. He is a strong proponent of the president’s tough stance on immigration and has actively taken part in U.S.-Mexico border enforcement efforts. DeSantis also firmly stands behind the president’s push to cut taxes and reduce federal regulations. DeSantis is supportive of Trump’s foreign policy decisions, including pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and supporting Israel. He also holds a very conservative stance on the Second Amendment, frequently appearing at pro-gun rallies and events.
Despite their similarities, DeSantis does have his differences with the president. He has previously criticized Trump’s tariffs, calling them “misguided” and arguing that they will harm Florida’s economy. He also clashed with the president over Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. While Trump initially appeared to embrace Russia’s influence, DeSantis was critical of the president’s actions, arguing that the U.S. should take a hard line against Russian aggression.