MAGA-affiliated Republican and defeated Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is seemingly no longer celebrating Ron DeSantis' politics after she shared conspiracy theories about the Florida governor.
While Lake once said she thought DeSantis had "BDE" — the acronym for "big dick energy" or "big DeSantis energy," in her words — on Thursday, she posted an article on Twitter from a right-wing media site that said George Soros had endorsed DeSantis for the 2024 presidential race.
"The Kiss of Death - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Endorsed by George Soros," the headline said.
Twitter added a context warning to the post to highlight that this was a misleading claim.
Soros, the billionaire political donor who is often the target of right-wing and antisemitic conspiracy theorists, said he saw Donald Trump as a "pitiful figure" and that DeSantis was "likely to be the Republican nominee."
Lake appears to be following the Trump playbook, notably after she refused to acknowledge the results of an election she lost for governor in Arizona, in which Trump endorsed her. A judge rejected her appeal to overturn the results late last year.