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DeSantis tried to bury her. Now she's helping Trump try to bury him

By Matt Flegenheimer, Maggie Haberman and Michael C. Bender

18 Apr 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

The NYT profiles Susie Wiles—the adviser who may be key to getting Trump back into the White House. She also happens to be a former aide to Ron DeSantis, Trump's main Republican opponent.

Two months before Election Day 2020, Susie Wiles stood uncomfortably inside a hospitality tent in Florida, caught between two proud and exacting men whom she had helped elect: President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis was not thrilled to see her.

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