During an appearance in New Hampshire at a prominent GOP fundraising event, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had a terrifying moment on stage as he addressed an eager crowd.
According to the Washington Examiner, a group of protesters rushed the stage while the governor was speaking, coming a bit too close for comfort.
The frightening moment comes as speculation grows regarding DeSantis' possible declaration of a run at the White House in 2024.
The popular conservative governor has a made number of stops that all but guarantee he's heavily considering a run, and given that he's the only Republican, right now, that comes even remotely close to former President Donald Trump's polling numbers, it's highly likely he'll enter the race.
The protesters, two women, who were reportedly screaming "Jews against DeSantis," forced their way onto the stage while DeSantis spoke, shouting the slogan while attempting to unveil a sign that read the same.
For his part, DeSantis remained calm and the protesters didn't seem to spook him, not like they presumably spooked his security detail.
"A duo of protestors screaming 'Jews against DeSantis' came on stage as he was beginning his speech. They had a banner they were not able to totally unroll and were taken out by security. DeSantis said after, 'Gotta have a little spice in the speech, right?'" Aaron Navarro tweeted.
A duo of protestors screaming "Jews against DeSantis" came on stage as he was beginning his speech. They had a banner they were not able to totally unroll and were taken out by security.
— aaron navarro (@aaronlarnavarro) April 14, 2023
DeSantis earned some chuckles from the crowd with similar quips about spicing up the speech.
The Examiner added:
DeSantis gave his speech at the 2023 Amos Tuck Dinner on Friday before the New Hampshire State Republican Party. A small hodgepodge of demonstrators briefly flashed MAGA and progressive signs outside the complex before his address
Former President Donald Trump has taken multiple shots at DeSantis over the past few months, knowing he's likely the only real opponent he'll face for the Republican nomination next year.
Shy of a few lines here and there, DeSantis has remained mostly quiet, and has certainly not gone on the defensive or offensive as far as Trump is concerned.
However, if (and when) DeSantis declares his candidacy for 2024, that could change in a big way. Many on the right are curious to see how DeSantis handles what will undoubtedly be nothing less than a total onslaught of attacks from Trump.
The next election cycle is already shaping up to be one heck of a ride for America.