DeSantis: Graceless to the End

“DeSantis’s departure from the race revealed another problem with his candidacy. He was graceless throughout, especially so on his way out the door.” Said DeSantis: “Trump has my endorsement because we cannot go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”

— John Ellis, on Substack

Florida Republicans Want Floridians to Pay Trump’s Legal Costs

$5 million

“Florida Republicans may set aside millions in taxpayer money to help pay for former President Donald Trump’s multiple legal battles,” Politico reports. “A Miami Republican who endorsed Trump’s reelection has filed a bill for this year’s legislative session that could allow the state to hand out up to $5 million to the embattled Republican frontrunner for president.”