Ron DeSantis not surprised Joe Biden couldn’t remember him, jogs his memory

Biden DeSantis
Biden is again facing digs on his cognitive abilities.

Gov. Ron DeSantis employed humor in his latest jibe at Joe Biden on Friday, saying he wasn’t surprised by the President pretending to forget his name the day before.

“I guess I’m not surprised that Biden doesn’t remember me. I guess the question is, what else has he forgotten?” DeSantis mused.

Scattered laughs followed, then DeSantis went for the stump speech, having dispensed with the “Governor who?” diss from Biden.

“Biden’s forgotten about the crisis at our southern border, I can tell you that. Biden has forgotten about the inflation that’s biting the budgets of families all throughout our country. Biden has forgotten about the demonstrators fighting for freedom down in Cuba. Biden’s even forgotten about the Constitution itself,” DeSantis said.

He then went into first-person mode.

“I can just tell you, I’m the Governor who protects parents and their ability to make the right choices for their kids’ education. I’m the Governor who protects the jobs and education and businesses in Florida by not letting the federal government lock us down. I’m the Governor who answers to the people of Florida, not to bureaucrats in Washington,” DeSantis said, closing out a press conference in Marianna Friday.

DeSantis’ comments, though directed at Biden, were measured. In a previous appearance Friday, he didn’t even mention Biden’s name, though he seemed to allude to the President and other Democrats.

“Some politicians will say ‘I am going to eliminate the virus. I’m going to defeat it.’ Unfortunately, government can’t just end it,” DeSantis said in Port St. Lucie. “If the government could just end it, people wouldn’t even need to get the treatment if you could just end it, right, you can’t. So we knew this was something that you were going to have to live with.”

Even though DeSantis played it bland Friday morning, his political committee suggested what was to come in a fundraising appeal.

In a seven-paragraph pitch, DeSantis’ political committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis, accused the Democratic President of “authoritarian bullying,” continuing a theme that will likely be central to DeSantis’ messaging through at least the end of the Biden Presidency.

Expect more on Biden’s alleged memory issues also. Even during the 2020 campaign, that was a recurrent talking point from Republicans in friendly interviews, with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio often playing that card before and since Biden’s election.

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]


12 comments

  • zhombre

    August 6, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Now, that is elder abuse, pointing out poor Joe’s cognitive lapses. Come on, man! Like Elvis said, don’t be cruel. DeSarcasm, next thing you know, will mock Hunter Biden for trying to make a simple honest living selling his art, and consulting with Ukrainians and Chinese.

  • Andrew Finn

    August 6, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    The Emperor DeSantis says “so we knew that this was something you were going to have to live with” about the virus. Yeah, well, unfortunately, DeSantis is “something you were going to have to live with” too – at least until next years election.

    • Ed

      August 6, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      Infection rates are up in all 50 States. So what is your plan?

      • zhombre

        August 6, 2021 at 3:46 pm

        Andy’s plan is to piss, moan, bitch and damn DeSantis to the point of hyperventilation.

      • Edward Lyle

        August 6, 2021 at 6:06 pm

        Hospitals get a $28k boost per-patient diagnosed with the China Bio-Weapon Flu… its ALL about the money, always is.

        If they got a $30k boost per-patient diagnosed with an STD, children would be dropping like flies from syphilis… according to the “experts” that is.

    • Michael W

      August 6, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      Andrew your mask is on too tight brother, your cutting off circulation to the couple of brain cells you have left over.

    • Frankie M.

      August 6, 2021 at 4:39 pm

      Shirt answer: More than you’ll ever know.

      Ol poor feeble Joe can’t do anything right. Not too old & feeble to take Trump out behind the woodshed & beat that ace in the last election I guess. Better old & forgetful than old & senile with delusions of adequacy amirite comrades? Took Ronnie long enough to find a comeback. At least he didn’t use the word blip again. Must’ve had a roundtable with his PR people. Did he test it with focus groups? Now he wants people to go in for 3 hour treatments with a cocktail of drugs only people like Trump have access to? It’s a good thing weed is legal in FL otherwise DuhSantis might have to submit to a piss test.

      • Kathy B

        August 6, 2021 at 6:40 pm

        You mean the election Biden stole?
        Stuffing ballot boxes ain’t legit!

  • Cinforoso

    August 6, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Biden is way past his prime. He should have retired long ago. I just hope that he isn’t replaced by Kamala. She would be 1000 times worse.

    • zhombre

      August 6, 2021 at 5:35 pm

      I ceased taking Joe Biden seriously in 1988 when he blatantly plagiarized a speech by UK Labour pol Neil Kinnock. Biden was a shabby hack without scruples then and, in the interim, he deteriorated. I will refrain from even commenting on VP Cackler from Cali.

  • Edward Lyle

    August 6, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Slide’n Biden can’t even remember what color Depends Jill put on him this morning.

    The senile ol’ fool is intentionally infecting and killing Americans with his open Southern Border Open Petri Dish Policy.

    Impeach this traitor before it’s too late to save our Great Republic.

  • Tom

    August 6, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Me thinks W H overplayed hand taking on America’s Governor. Great job by Gov spelling out the disasters the Dem incompetents are failing in. Inflation, illegals, Cuba what a disaster. Dem media in major cover up. Really sophomoric for W H to elevate Ron. Just makes him America’s Governor been more.
    Go Ronnie.

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