Gov. DeSantis is in New York City today – and, no, we don’t know why

New York City

Gov. Ron DeSantis devoted Monday to business meetings in New York City, but we don’t know with whom he met, what they talked about, or how he got there.

The Florida Phoenix asked his press office for those details, but aides hadn’t released that information as of this writing.

The governor’s daily schedule, released at 12:11 p.m., shows separate “business development” meetings at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m., followed by a telephone call with chief of staff Shane Strum.

DeSantis’ schedule for Sunday said only that he had “no scheduled events” and gave no hint of any travel plans.

During a trip to New York in February, DeSantis flew aboard a jet owned by billionaire Jeffrey Sofer, owner of the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach and a Hallandale Beach casino, who accompanied the governor. The Republican Party of Florida reimbursed Sofer, the governor said at the time.

Michael Moline
Michael Moline has covered politics and the legal system for more than 30 years. He is a former managing editor of the San Francisco Daily Journal and former assistant managing editor of The National Law Journal. He began his career covering the Florida Capitol for United Press International. More recently, he wrote for Florida Politics.


  1. Perhaps Republicans think this is money wisely spent as one would expect some benefit from this trip and association but if I contributed to the party coffers I would be pissed. Obviously I am not a contributor nor a Republican. The business must have been political in nature for the party to reimburse. I do have concern about the lack of transparency this Governor operates with.


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