Video: DeSantis Releases 'Top Gun: Maverick'-Style Campaign Ad


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) campaign advertisement resembles that of the film “Top Gun: Maverick.”

On Monday, DeSantis released an ad taking aim at the corporate media.

“Good morning ladies and gentlemen, this is your Governor speaking,” DeSantis says in the opening of the ad.

He continues, “Today’s training evolution: dogfighting. Taking on the corporate media.”

DeSantis explains, “The rules of engagement are as follows: Number one, don’t fire unless fired upon, but when they fire, you fire back with overwhelming force.”

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The ad transitions to a clip of an interaction DeSantis had with a reporter.

“Does it say that in the bill?” DeSantis says. “I’m asking you to tell me what’s in the bill.”

The governor goes on, “Number two, never ever back down from a fight.”

The ad cuts back to a reporter, saying, “If I could just complete the question though.”

DeSantis responds, “So are you going to give a speech or ask the question?”

According to DeSantis, the third rule is to not “accept their narrative.”

Check out the ad below:

In another instance with a reporter, DeSantis is heard saying, “Wrong. It’s a fake narrative. I just disabused you of the narrative and you don’t care about the facts.”

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Additionally, the ad shows DeSantis telling one reporter, “It’s why people don’t trust people like you because you peddle false narratives.”

As the ad comes to a close, DeSantis says, “Alright ladies and gentleman…”

His son appears, replying, “Let’s turn and burn!”

Earlier this month, Variety reported that “Top Gun: Maverick” passed “Titanic” as the seventh-highest grossing film ever domestically.

It has raked in $662 million in ticket sales.

″[‘Maverick’] is doing something that only a handful of films have ever done in the modern blockbuster era,” Jeff Bock, a media analyst at Exhibitor Relations Co., explained to CNBC.

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