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Fear of an awkward president

By Olga Khazan

22 Aug 2023 · 7 min read

informed Summary

  1. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is often described as socially awkward — especially on the campaign trail, with his dry remarks, strange laughter, and missed opportunities for empathy.

The teen, it seems, wanted to ask the Florida governor an earnest question. “I can’t legally vote,” the 15-year-old said to Ron DeSantis at an Iowa coffee shop recently.

“It’s never stopped the other party from not letting you vote,” DeSantis interjected.

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