Ron DeSantis blasts ‘passive’ Joe Biden, Big Tech as doing China’s bidding

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The Governor took his China critique to Fox News.

Gov. Ron DeSantis returned to the Sunday Morning Futures show this week, where he had an extended runway to sound off against familiar nemeses.

In comments to host Maria Bartiromo on the Fox News Channel, DeSantis depicted President Joe Biden and the tech industry as essentially following the lead of communist Beijing in both so-called lockdowns and the aftermath.

Asked to appraise Biden’s performance at the G-7 summit, DeSantis dismissed the President as “not nearly as assertive as someone like Donald Trump was” and said Biden’s “performance may have played well with European elites, but [DeSantis is] not sure there was much in it for Middle America.”

DeSantis said he didn’t “hear much about holding China accountable,” and he lamented a lack of messaging about that as well as “any bureaucrats in the United States that may have been covering up.”

From there, the Governor moved on to draw connections between Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“What they censored was actually true. They called it a conspiracy theory if you said this may have leaked from a lab. They were also censoring around the same time last year any criticisms of lockdowns, and we know now that lockdowns didn’t work. States like Florida that were open were better off doing it.”

“Here’s an example of working with Fauci where Facebook, you can argue, is essentially acting as an arm of the state. They’re suppressing what the government wants suppressed,” DeSantis said.

“They’re not just censoring based on partisanship. Obviously, we’ve seen conservatives be censored. But when they’re censoring things about some of the most important issues — how COVID started? whether lockdowns work — they’re really doing damage to society.”

DeSantis also contended that lockdowns, of which he’s been critical even as Florida locked down on the local level early in the pandemic, were a Chinese construct, aided by “very deferential” Big Tech.

“China was very much invested in promoting lockdowns as we started getting into 2020, February, March,” DeSantis said.

Facebook and “some of these big companies, they were really serving to elevate the lockdown hysteria and to absolutely suppress people who were raising questions and concerns about lockdowns,” DeSantis added.

“The relationship between Big Tech and the CCP is very problematic,” DeSantis said, saying the same could be said for other American corporations and the Chinese Communist Party.

DeSantis went on to denounce, again, the “astounding cover-up” of COVID-19, as well as the failure to “hold China accountable.”

Americans “want to see a policy that’s more assertive toward China,” DeSantis added, again denouncing “deference” toward China near the end of the interview.

As is often the case, DeSantis was compelled to address 2024 possibilities, including a potential run as Donald Trump‘s running mate.

DeSantis, who has nearly $40 million banked in a campaign committee supporting his reelection, said he had not talked to Trump or anyone about plans beyond next year.

“I haven’t had any discussions with anybody beyond what we’re doing now,” DeSantis said, adding that the strategy is “one day at a time.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


13 comments

  • Ed

    June 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Give them hell Governor DeSantis. You have my support and all the votes that I and Stacey Abrams can put in your ballot box.

  • James R. Miles

    June 13, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    DeSatan; the ultimate media whore!

  • Artwork

    June 13, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    China now owns us. Starting with Joe Biden and Big tech.

  • PeterH

    June 14, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Well Trump was sure the “ACTIVE BOOTLICKER” with his actions and statements on China! LOL

    Jan. 22, 2020 Twitter:

    “One of the many great things about our just signed giant Trade Deal with China is that it will bring both the USA & China closer together in so many other ways. Terrific working with President Xi, a man who truly loves his country. Much more to come!”
    Donald Trump

    As is typical for DeSantis when he comments of international affairs … he has zero proof to back up his statements.

    Real conservatives should join us at the Lincoln Project to help us find new strategies to completely destroy today’s GQP….. the cancer is spreading and surgery is necessary!
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  • Tom

    June 14, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Uninformed humanoids peter h & whatever artwork. Great Governor who saved citizens of Florida, even you two. You can add historian George & tom palmer to the list. It’s amazing to see liberal react to a Governor who actually is a commonsense, common man official that makes a positive difference.
    The sellouts to China since allowing them in the World Trade Organization has done great damage to America’s middle and working class.
    You liberals don’t even understand that. Lower and middle class wages went up the highest in 18,19 & 20 thanks to Trump & Repub polices. All Americans were working and earning the most they ever had. Rising tide lifts all boats Palmer, George, artwork & peter h. DeSantis saved Florida from Gillum, Govs Cuomo, Newsom & fraulein Whitmer. Ungratefulness is so petty.

  • Tom

    June 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Uninformed humanoids peter h & whatever artwork. Great Governor who saved citizens of Florida, even you two. You can add historian George & tom palmer to the list. It’s amazing to see liberal react to a Governor who actually is a commonsense, common man official that makes a positive difference.
    The sellouts to China since allowing them in the World Trade Organization has done great damage to America’s middle and working class.
    You liberals don’t even understand that. Lower and middle class wages went up the highest in 18,19 & 20 thanks to Trump & Repub polices. All Americans were working and earning the most they ever had. Rising tide lifts all boats Palmer, George, artwork & peter h. DeSantis saved Florida

  • Tom

    June 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Uninformed humanoids peter h & whatever artwork. Great Governor who saved citizens of Florida, even you two. You can add historian George & tom palmer to the list. It’s amazing to see liberal react to a Governor who actually is a commonsense, common man official that makes a positive difference.
    The sellouts to China since allowing them in the World Trade Organization has done great damage to America’s middle and working class.
    You liberals don’t even understand that. Lower and middle class wages went up the highest in 18,19 & 20 thanks to Trump & Repub polices. All Americans were working and earning the most they ever had. Rising tide lifts all boats .

  • Tom

    June 14, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Uninformed humanoids peter h & whatever artwork. Great Governor who saved citizens of Florida, even you two. You can add historian George & tom palmer to the list. It’s amazing to see liberal react to a Governor who actually is a commonsense, common man official that makes a positive difference.
    The sellouts to China since allowing them in the World Trade Organization has done great damage to America’s middle and working class.
    You liberals don’t even understand that. Lower and middle class wages went up the highest in 18,19 & 20 thanks to Trump & Repub polices.

  • Tom

    June 14, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Uninformed humanoids peter h & whatever artwork. Great Governor who saved citizens of Florida, even you two. You can add historian George & tom palmer to the list. It’s amazing to see liberal react to a Governor who actually is a commonsense, common man official that makes a positive difference.
    The sellouts to China since allowing them in the World Trade Organization has done great damage to America’s middle and working class.
    You liberals don’t even understand that. Lower and middle class wages went up the highest in 18,19 & 20.

  • Tom

    June 14, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Lincoln project is fraudulent along with liberal Dums.

  • Tom

    June 14, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Another tough day for Dums.

  • Tom

    June 14, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Really bad commentary above.
    Great Governor who has done a remarkable job in most trying times.
    No limit to his future fortunately.

    • Peterh

      June 14, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      To most readers …. It sounds like you’re having a tough day Tom!

      There is only one remedy for conservatives….. destroy the GQP….. join fellow Republicans at the Lincoln Project to further the demise of the Republican Party. Destroying Trumpsters is America’s only hope. See the reason why by rewatching what Republicans perpetrated on on January 6th.

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