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Steve Schwarzman Holds Off Giving Money to DeSantis After Meeting Him

  • Schwarzman met with DeSantis, holding his money for now
  • Major donors increasingly worry about DeSantis’s prospects
Stephen Schwarzman

Stephen Schwarzman

Photographer: David Dee Delgado/Bloomberg

Steve Schwarzman will hold off donating money to Ron DeSantis for now, after a meeting with the expected presidential aspirant left him unconvinced of the Florida governor’s White House prospects. 

Schwarzman, a Republican megadonor, went to Tallahassee in the last few weeks to visit the governor and assess his national standing, according to people briefed on the matter. The billionaire co-founder of Blackstone Inc. is currently withholding support for anyone within the GOP field, said the people.