Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a pretty good shot at President Joe Biden in a Friday night speech. While the president is in recovery from the COVID virus, DeSantis wished “the United States of America a speedy recovery” from his presidency.
DeSantis was speaking to 5,000 people at Turning Point USA Student Action Summit. He gave a fiery address that got the crowd riled up with cheers, applause, and even people jumping up and down.
The Florida governor said that Biden’s leadership was like “a deer in the headlights” who reads from a teleprompter, according to Fox News.
DeSantis is the leading GOP candidate to make a run at the White House in 2024. And he took the opportunity with a crowd full of his people to lash out at Biden’s energy and immigration policies.
“He came in and cranked the printing presses, kneecapped American energy, and he also opened our southern border,” DeSantis said.
“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 followed these biting comments with a wish that Biden would have a speedy recovery from COVID.
“I must say he did test positive for COVID. And I want to on the behalf of the state of Florida wish President Biden a speedy recovery from COVID.”
He used this as a Segway to talk about his state’s COVID-19 response and then he went right to the number of laws that have been passed in Florida focused on the “woke ideology.” He talked about the ban on critical race theory and the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill that bans discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools.
“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.
— Malcolm Davis (@MalcolmDavisGA) July 22, 2022
July 25, 2022