Italian towns claim Ron DeSantis as one of their own as Republican race heats up

May 29, 2023 712

If Luigia Colucci, one of Ron DeSantis’s Italian great-grandmothers, tried to emigrate to the US today, she most likely couldn’t meet current standards to enter the country – the same standards that her great-grandson has promised to further restrict if elected to the White House.

Nevertheless, the official announcement that DeSantis will run for the Republican presidential nomination was welcomed with enthusiasm by many people in Italy, with at least five towns and two regions claiming the man as their own. 

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