DeSantis has been at the head of the state in the southeastern United States since 2019. The right-wing politician is considered the rising star of the Republicans - and before the presidential elections in 2024 as a potential inner-party competitor of ex-President Donald Trump.
Trump has recently made it increasingly clear that he wants to run again in two years. Most recently, he said on Monday evening that he would make a "very big announcement" on Tuesday next week. This fuels speculation that the 76-year-old could announce his candidacy for the presidency that day. DeSantis is considered one of the few Republicans who could take on the ex-president in the primaries.