As usual, the mediaspace is flooded with nonsense and propaganda about the Presidential race now that the primary has started. But you can cut through the noise by remembering the two most important things a President unilaterally controls:
A.) Foreign Policy (as commander in Chief)
B.) Trade (because of a law passed in the 1950's which gives the President control over tariffs and duties)
Everything else has to do through congress or the courts. Presidential cabinets must be approved by the Senate, legislation (obviously) goes through Congress, and then the Courts, therefore there is actually very little a President can do on his own other than the two mentioned above.
And even when Trump exercised his own authority on the above two subjects, he made so many enemies he was impeached twice for not starting wars, trying to expose Biden's rampant corruption in Ukraine, or costing American companies hundreds of billions in tariff taxes.
That is why DeSantis's claims of "running to the right" of Trump is pure lies, since DeSantis is a NeoCon who has stated he would support more military involvement in Ukraine, and he has always voted for "free" trade. You and I pay for free trade with higher income taxes. Taxes come from somewhere: if not tariffs than our pockets. Not to mention free trade killing off American jobs, which means free trade = higher taxes and fewer jobs.
Everything else is noise, DeSantis in DC would be faced with the exact same constraints all Presidents have, except on the two important issues above, and DeSantis is a straight downgrade from Trump on these two extremely critical issues. DeSantis would be as much of a warmonger as Biden, making him the WW3 candidate. DeSantis would also lift most tariffs (to make his billionaire donors even richer), resulting in an explosion of Federal Debt and Income taxes to cover the shortfall.
There's furthermore no reason to trust DeSantis, given how he ran to be Governor of Florida until 2026, and yet strongarms his own state to amend a law preventing him from running. Now the law says not only can DeSantis run, but if he loses he can still be Governor! Pure corruption at the highest level, the man has no character. Every Republican Floridian I've spoken to in the real world, not the internet, is pretty disgusted with DeSantis and after DeSantis loses Florida it will be over for him in the primaries (and the rest of his political career).