Fascism expert Ruth Ben-Ghiat sounds the alarm about Ron DeSantis, warning that he will destroy American democracy if elected president.
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University who has written several books on propaganda, authoritarianism, and dictators such as Benito Mussolini, made the claim while tweeting out a video of former Florida governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush endorsing DeSantis.
In an interview with Fox News this week, Bush described DeSantis as a “serious contender” in Republican politics who has “shown that Florida can be a model for the future of our country.”
While sharing the clip, Ben-Ghiat tweeted: “Ron DeSantis will destroy our democracy with deadly precision. I cannot emphasize enough how dangerous he is.”