25 May 2023

US Republican to announce run for presidency on Twitter

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 25 May 2023
ROTHSCHILD, WISCONSIN - MAY 06: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to guests at the Republican Party of Marathon County Lincoln Day Dinner annual fundraiser on May 06, 2023 in Rothschild, Wisconsin. Although he has not yet announced his candidacy, DeSantis is expected to be among the top contenders vying for the Republican presidential nomination next year.   Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Photo: SCOTT OLSON / AFP

The Republican Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, is expected to announce his run for the presidency live on Twitter.

A spokesperson for Mr DeSantis' office said he and Twitter owner Elon Musk will hold an event on Twitter Spaces at 10am (NZT), and DeSantis will officially kick off his campaign.

It will be the first time a presidential candidate has launched their run on the platform.

Our US correspondent Will Denselow spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.