Videos obtained by ABC News show Florida Governor Ron DeSantis grappling with how to avoid "pissing off" then-President Donald Trump's voters during his 2018 campaign for governor. In the videos, DeSantis discusses how to answer a mock question about whether there are any issues on which he disagrees with Trump without upsetting his supporters.
DeSantis says he supports Trump's agenda but does what he thinks is right. Advisers can also be heard urging DeSantis to come across as likable during a debate. The footage illustrates the challenge DeSantis faces in maintaining his political identity while courting Trump's supporters if he runs against him in the 2024 presidential primary.