Florida has long been a refuge for drug lords, Mafiosi, and stereotypical Florida Men, but ever since Donald Trump made his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach his base of operations, the state has become a mecca for ever more surreal right-wing shenanigans, from Roger Stone partying with frat boys to GOP stalwarts wearing baseball hats declaring, “DeSantis 2024: Make America Florida.” Among the stories in this week’s Weekend Reader is Vanity Fair correspondent Joe Hagan’s venture into the Sunshine State’s heart of darkness.

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