- Former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis express concerns about CBDCs.
- Trump pledges to prevent CBDC creation in the U.S. if elected.
- DeSantis drops bid, supports Trump, and criticizes CBDCs as part of “woke politics.”
- Both leaders argue that CBDCs grant excessive government control over individual finances.
- Pro-crypto figures like Vivek Ramaswamy align with Trump’s anti-CBDC stance.
Former President Donald Trump reiterated his concerns about CBDCs, labeling them a “dangerous threat to freedom” during a recent campaign event in New Hampshire. He pledged to block their creation in the U.S. if elected, emphasizing the potential for unprecedented government control over individual finances.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, dropping his bid for the presidency, joined Trump in opposing CBDCs. DeSantis, known for his vocal stance against “woke politics,” framed CBDCs as a tool for controlling and surveilling individuals. This anti-CBDC sentiment aligns with the views of pro-crypto figures, including former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, signaling a broader political discourse on the future of digital currencies.