Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ripped into President Joe Biden during a Friday night speech, wishing “the United States of America a speedy recovery” from his presidency.
The governor, who is largely seen as the second-most likely candidate for the Republican nomination in 2024 after former President Donald Trump, took aim at Biden over a number of issues, including immigration policies, energy, and inflation in his remarks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit.
“He came in and cranked the printing presses, kneecapped American energy, and he also opened our southern border,” DeSantis, a Republican, said in his speech at the conservative gathering.
“And what we’ve seen in the last year and a half is the largest illegal migration into this country in the history of the United States of America. We have record human trafficking, we have record sex trafficking, and we have record drug trafficking.” He added.
DeSantis even compared the president to a “deer in the headlights” who reads off a teleprompter while delivering a fiery speech.
“With Biden, you think of a guy staring into the teleprompter like a deer in the headlights,” He said, But along with the harsh criticism, DeSantis also wished the president a “speedy recovery” from COVID-19, Along with America, in which DeSantis he also wishes the US a ‘speedy recovery’ from Biden presidency.
“I must say he did test positive for COVID,” DeSantis added, “And I want to on the behalf of the state of Florida wish President Biden a speedy recovery from COVID. And I also want to wish the United States of America a speedy recovery from Joe Biden.”
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And while acknowledging Biden’s positive coronavirus diagnosis this week, the governor of the Sunshine State also touted his state’s COVID-19 reaction as well as the several anti-“woke ideology” measures he passed, including as the “Don’t Say Gay” statute that forbids discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools and the ban on critical race theory.
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“We make sure in Florida, we do not use our tax dollars to teach our kids to hate this country or to hate each other on the basis of race,” DeSantis said.
“We believe every parent in the state of Florida has a right to send their little kid to elementary school without having radical gender ideology injected into the curriculum. It is totally inappropriate to take some six year old kid and to say, well, ‘You may have been born a boy, but maybe you’re really a girl.’ That is wrong and may fly in California but it does not fly here in the state of Florida,” he said.
Following his retaliation against Newsom earlier this month after the Californian governor ran advertisements in Florida to entice residents to move there.
“I urge all you living in Florida to join the fight”
This appears to be the ad Newsom is running on Fox News in Florida this weekend.
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