Another Republican mega-donor has publicly stated he will not support Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should he choose to run for president in 2024.
John Catsimatidis, CEO of Gristedes, knocked DeSantis’s communication skills, telling the Washington Examiner that DeSantis does not even return his phone calls.
“Why would I support somebody to become president of the United States that doesn’t return phone calls?” he asked.
“Why do people contribute to people?” he asked. “They want to have access and to be able to have a discussion.”
He added that he has “never in 30 years of doing politics asked anybody for anything or a personal favor. Never.”
According to the Examiner, Catsimatidis in 2018 donated $15,000 to the DeSantis state campaign but gave even more, $600,000, to the Trump Victory fund the year after and into 2020.