Ron DeSantis slams Joe Biden ‘lack of leadership’ at event highlighting COVID-19 treatment
Ron DeSantis is amopng the Governors requesting a sit-down with Joe Biden. Image via AP.

Joe Biden, Jill Biden
DeSantis sounded like a 2024 candidate, yet again.

On Thursday while opening a monoclonal antibody therapy clinic in Pasco County, Gov. Ron DeSantis turned his attention from COVID-19 to the White House.

DeSantis aired grievances yet again about a perceived “lack of leadership” from President Joe Biden, showing that even at an event focused on the virus, the national political fray is never too far away.

“You look around the country, you look around the world right now. I mean, we have Americans that are just being hung out to dry in Afghanistan. We’ve got billions of dollars of military equipment that’s just basically being gifted to terrorist groups. Things that the taxpayers paid for. Things that our men and women used,” DeSantis said.

The Governor then turned his gaze from the Asian land war to a conflict closer to home.

“You look at the border. People just pouring in. They don’t even tell you where they’re bringing these people in. We figured out they dump people in Jacksonville and some of these other places,” DeSantis said. “It’s totally out of control. We’ve never seen anything like what we’re seeing now.”

“You look at inflation. The prices are going out of control, particularly gas prices, that’s putting a huge hamper on working people, having to pay so much when they’re going to get gas,” DeSantis said, saying that rather than deal with these issues, the Biden administration would rather “force” kindergarteners and first-graders to wear masks.

DeSantis expanded on themes he road tested on Fox News’ Hannity show Wednesday night.

DeSantis said Biden was “obsessed” with masking grade schoolers in both spots, though there wasn’t complete overlap between the Thursday remarks and the cable news preview.

DeSantis in the TV hit suggested America’s enemies would exploit the Biden presidency.

“You know who’s looking at this? China, Russia, North Korea, all of our adversaries are taking the measure of Joe Biden. And they see that this is not somebody who is capable of leading with conviction on the world stage,” DeSantis asserted. “So they are going to do everything they can, as long as he is President, to take advantage of that. And I think we’re in for a rocky three and a half years, as long as he is President.”

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]


37 comments

  • Alex

    August 19, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Governor do nothing is unhappy Biden is doing something.

    Oh the irony.

    • Ed

      August 19, 2021 at 4:19 pm

      Like what? The Southern Border? The Kabul debacle? Dude won’t even answer questions. That’s two briefings in a row. Hey that C17, shades of Saigon, that was five days ago. Biden is a complete disaster. That giggling side kick has disappeared. Where did she go? We need real leadership. Someone that can communicate without teleprompters and cue cards. DeSantis would be light years better than the Dumb and Dumber show.

      • Alex

        August 19, 2021 at 6:05 pm

        You still sound like a Faux talking head son.

        I suggest you start reading AP or Reuters to begin looking like you have any idea of reality.

        • Ed

          August 19, 2021 at 6:23 pm

          Son. Ha ha love it. Face reality Alex. Even your MSM friends are turning their narrative. By the way I’m an ex USAF Officer for seven years. How about you Alex?

          • Alex

            August 19, 2021 at 7:16 pm

            Is that what Hannity told you?

            Bwahhahahahahaha!

            I retired quite early for my age from a very successful career and live in a nice neighborhood close to a beautiful beach in a fantastic city.

            I only do what I want to now.

            It’s ok to be jealous, happens all the time.

        • Ed

          August 19, 2021 at 8:20 pm

          Good for you Alex. I’m very successful myself. I would never trade my life experiences for yours. I have had quite a life and most of my friends are envious for what I did in my youth and what I do now.

          • Alex

            August 19, 2021 at 8:33 pm

            Lovely.

            Now start reading about the Founders and what happened, get some educated friends and some others from different parts of the world and who knows?
            You might yet end up ok after all.

          • Ed

            August 19, 2021 at 8:37 pm

            You are an ass. I have lived overseas and have good and in your words highly educated friends. Take your arrogance and stuff it.

          • Alex

            August 19, 2021 at 8:57 pm

            Uh oh.

            I hit a nerve.

            Looks like you need to expand your horizons a bit.

            You have to want to improve though.

  • tjb

    August 19, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    DeSantis loves selling fear. Fear of Immigrants, inflation, enemies taking advantage of us, government intervention, … all valid points to be discussed but not under the pretext of fear.

    I want a leader that doesn’t lead with fear-mongering but with aspiration

  • abert m

    August 19, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Yes like what that moron is doing in afghanistan u jack ass . Desantis aint perfect but hes way better than any current democrat hands down .

    • MD

      August 19, 2021 at 3:39 pm

      are you serious?!? This Jackass in Florida would put politics and his personal aspirations before the health and well-being of your children. Make sure when your dumbass catch Covid, stay home and not run to the hospital.

      • Tom

        August 19, 2021 at 4:29 pm

        As if you or anyone else can stop Covid.
        You are just a dweeb lib tard.
        You fool.
        Nikki the fraud loses by 20%.
        LMAO.

    • tjb

      August 19, 2021 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you for the insult Albert M. How did you know my name was Jack?

  • Tom

    August 19, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    LMAO Tjb & Alex.
    You gotta be kidding.
    POTUS is totally out of touch.
    Abandonment on Afghanistan, Inflation 7% yoy.
    Border abandoned with 2 million illegals and 20 % Covid per DHS. Chris Wallace/Collins. 10 million jobs, no workers and more. Team Biden makes American’s Gov A giant! He can walk Straight from Tallahassee to WH after the re elect! You both are clueless. DeSantis the best!

    • tjb

      August 19, 2021 at 4:51 pm

      I would still like to see the sources for your statement that 20% of the immigrants have Covid. My question is, once DHS determines that an immigrant has Covid do they send them back to their county of origin? And please, as you often do, don’t say I don’t have the right to ask a question of this type.

      • Alex

        August 19, 2021 at 6:07 pm

        Tom is now a three time proven liar!

        Lol

        • Tom

          August 19, 2021 at 8:07 pm

          Alex, you are the middle leg in the group. You are obsessed with fake news and you clearly have failed your Manchurian kiddie class.
          Everything I’ve shared is factual.
          It’s been a rough 4 days for you.
          DeSantis on the March, up 6 to 10 pts in new pols. New strategic monoclonal efforts, strike team like the naval officer he is, brilliant Yale/Harvard Grad. Team Biden is failing miserably. Economy, inflation, lost jobs, complete disarray at the border. You are a failure Alex.
          But keep on telling team joe to attack America’s Governor. They’ve made him the Giant in Republican Party and conservative movement.
          As for you, you are on the curb.
          Camelot at Tallahassee with the DeSantis family.

          • Alex

            August 19, 2021 at 9:35 pm

            Now a four time proven liar.

            Go for 5!

            Lol

      • Tom

        August 19, 2021 at 7:56 pm

        Tjb, it’s from DHS, Dr Collins confirmed on Chris Wallace Sunday, who is a liberal Dem. DHS does not ask me what to do, but I understand they let them in and sent them to Alex.

  • Tony Peppers

    August 19, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Now I’m no economist, but how exactly does one effect inflation so negatively in just 8 months of their administration? Isn’t that a long-term consequence of economic policies? Putting aside the whole WE’RE IN A SUPPLY CRUNCH DUE TO A GLOBAL PANDEMIC!

    • Ed

      August 19, 2021 at 4:16 pm

      Does the name Jimmy Carter ring a bell with you?

    • Tom

      August 19, 2021 at 4:16 pm

      No, not at All.
      Two fold, we were going to have some inflation regardless, 3 or 4%. The reckless spending the last 6 Months is fueling it further. They are loading up another $3.5 billion shortly. On top of the billions spent. Yes, we have supply chain issues which does not help. Putting it this way he and his minions are not doing anything to curtail it. The Fed has carte
      Blanche as well. It’s only going to increase by years end.
      Besides Biden, Alex and Tjb you can’t blame Trump anymore. Biden owns it like he owns Afghanistan now. Disaster. It will be double digits by years end. Lastly, inflation torches the people’s that the Dums claim their
      Care about. The rate of surpasses take home pay. Unlike Trumos 3.5% unemployment,Rising tide lifts all boats. Blue collar and lower middle class were enjoying The best of times.
      Low inflation and strong earnings.

      • tjb

        August 19, 2021 at 4:45 pm

        Inflation has been less than 2.5% for the past ten years and the current rate is high but economists (not politicians creating unfounded fear) are stating the uptick is because doing the lockdown people were not spending money as normal and now there is a huge influx of spending that increase inflation. Economist believe that this uptick is only temporary. When Biden took office, the unemployment rate was 6.8%, This July payrolls jobs increase 943,000 as the unemployment rate slides to 5.4%,

        • Tom

          August 19, 2021 at 6:06 pm

          It ain’t 3.5% now, It was 3.5% before pandemic. You are hiding In numbers to protect joe.
          Inflation was announced 2 weeks ago at 7.7, year over year. Get a grip Tjb you partisan hack. Liars lie and facts are facts.
          You are out of of your mind if you don’t understand severe increase of all products across the board in cost!
          There has been an explosion In prices. The economists hope it will. I recall the bout of inflation and it is severe once out. Until the fed tapers it won’t settle and the Dems are hell bent on making us Argentina. The 3.5 billion coming won’t help, You are an apologist. It won’t save u, Alex & team Biden.
          5.4% my ass, the low in February of 20 was 3.5%. U don’t get to pick the metrics! inflation crushes low, poor and middle class earners. Getting 4% increase doesn’t help when u have 5,6 or 7% inflation. U can’t put lipstick on this and Afghanistan.

          • Dr. Setemstraight

            August 20, 2021 at 8:27 am

            Nice try Tom. Straight from Fox News who gets most of their financial data from the Heritage Foundation. It’s never accurate and numbers are cherrypicked then blasted out as fact so that people like you whose brains have been scrubbed suck it all in.

            Keep watching Tucker he’ll fact you up.

    • Alex

      August 19, 2021 at 6:09 pm

      These folks have no clue how reality works.

      All they do is regurgitate Faux et al nonsense.

      • Ed

        August 19, 2021 at 6:24 pm

        I think you are the one with no clue son. Ha! Ha!

      • Tom

        August 19, 2021 at 6:47 pm

        Speaking of no clue.
        Alex, you don’t know anything about anything literally. Just a Manchurian bot.
        Unemployment was 3.5% Jan/Feb of 20. It’s 5.5% now, over ten million jobs available.
        Inflation, year over year over 8.2%.

        • Alex

          August 19, 2021 at 10:44 pm

          I don’t listen to liars

  • bryce fuller

    August 19, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    “HEMINGWAY VOCABULARY”
    added to SOS LINEUP

    OF

    PLAYWRIGHT DR LARRY MYERS
    post neo-dark ages (Covid) theater

    will be seen at DRAMA BOOKSTORE & CHERRY LANE THEATER With “AMBIDEXTERITY:
    votes vaccination vigilance Covid play

    masked gloved six feet apart found theater

  • Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz

    August 19, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Recently a store purchased for 1 million 2 years ago for 2 million last week in South Florida. From that it would appear the economy of Democratic Broward Co in Republican Florida is doing well.

  • Hillbillies around us

    August 20, 2021 at 8:31 am

    So DeathSantis continues to blow out the same garbage that the writers at Fox News have written for him. He has nobody on his staff smart enough to validate anything. Just like the Buffoon, he’s been campaigning every month since being elected. I loved it when 1 reporter asked him about contact tracing and the fact that his “Open” state has led to higher infections in other states since people traveled to this state thinking it’s a safe place to be?

    Just think if he opened Covid vaccine spots and helped other states reach Herd status?

    Instead his fat face is on Fox telling the same lie night after night on Fox news.

    • Tom

      August 20, 2021 at 9:14 am

      Dumb ass cocoon liberals.
      U r No facts, no clue, no hope.
      3.5% unemployment Feb/20. Fact.
      Over 10 million jobs now. Fact!
      Such idiots. Aged, you brought some more kiddie college Manchurians.
      LMAO. Border is fine, Afghanistan is fine, and Economy is fine. What a joke. Talk about fake news. Watch Stephanopoulos, POTUS is lost. But he made America’s Governor a giant! Good going. LMAO

  • Frankie M.

    August 20, 2021 at 11:25 am

    “We’ve got billions of dollars of military equipment that’s just basically being gifted to terrorist groups. Things that the taxpayers paid for. Things that our men and women used”

    Maybe we should’ve taken notes from the Russians? Putin would’ve been a big help. Why doesn’t DeSantis deputize some state troopers to go over there and grab said equipment? Or he could just roll out a Regeneron site and declare mission accomplished.

    • Tom

      August 20, 2021 at 2:34 pm

      So classic Frankie and ignorant like your other Manchurians. Yeah.

    • Tom

      August 20, 2021 at 11:37 pm

      Your guy did it.
      Really Pathetic, impeachable.
      Abandoned Americans inAfghanistan, at the border, and in our cities.
      Real Impeachment coming, not fake Pelosi impeachment.

Comments are closed.


#FlaPol

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Renzo Downey, Rick Flagg, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Jesse Scheckner, Scott Powers, Andrew Wilson, and Kelly Hayes.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704




Sign up for Sunburn


Categories