‘Truck Yeah’ slogan keeps rolling for Ron DeSantis

DeSantis truck
'People across the world are finally standing up and fighting back.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to calibrate messaging around commercial drivers, closing out the week with a campaign email predicated around a slogan his policy team broke out two weeks ago.

The same “Truck Yeah” slogan seen on signs at a January press conference in Bowling Green resurfaced in an email Friday from his re-election campaign to political supporters. In the email, DeSantis’ concerns were somewhat more global than the commercial drivers license training money doled out to state colleges in January.

“People across the world are finally standing up and fighting back,” DeSantis asserted, though he was not referring to those considering training at a Florida school. Rather, DeSantis was hailing a “freedom convoy” of unvaccinated truck drivers in Canada, “driving cross country to protest the authoritarian edicts” requiring full inoculation against COVID-19.

“People have realized if they don’t speak up and demand their freedoms, these tyrants will never give back the power they have seized,” DeSantis maintained, asserting a strong stand with “freedom fighters everywhere.”

DeSantis lauded unnamed European countries for removing their COVID-19 restrictions, contrasting them with Democrats before honing in on the most reliable enemy this side of Anthony Fauci: the “corrupt corporate press.”

That cadre “has resorted to smearing the truckers, calling them a cult,” DeSantis asserted, referring to reports a subset of those protestors used Nazi imagery and other offensive rhetoric.

“As a mouthpiece of Democratic ideology, the corporate press will attack anyone who refuses to bend the knee to Democrats’ oppressive COVID fear agenda,” DeSantis contended.

For those especially responsive to the “Truck Yeah” branding, his campaign store offers a line of merchandise tailored to the right-of-center “freedom freighters” out there. That merchandise has been available since Groundhog Day.

These campaign emails generally appear near the close of business on Fridays, but this one came earlier in the afternoon, on the same day the Governor is slated to offer a high-profile address to the conservative Federalist Society.

He was scheduled for a “fireside chat” with Kayleigh McEnany, ex-spokeswoman for former President Donald Trump.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


9 comments

  • ScienceBLVR

    February 4, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    Here’s my slogan for ya, Govnah. “Let’s go Darwin!”

  • Frankie M.

    February 4, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Coined by a Yale graduate…roflmao. Has all the authenticity of an oral bowel movement. The funny thing is Ronnie isn’t really anti-vax…he’s just too scared of his base to come out and say it.

    • Concern Citizen

      February 7, 2022 at 8:01 am

      Some men will sell their souls for political gain. Having multiple Ivy League degrees doesn’t mean you will have a moral compass.

  • Frankie M.

    February 4, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Can I get an over/under on how many more south park references can he pack into this week?

  • rassta

    February 5, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Grow up Frat Boy Rona! You continue to embarrass Floridians and one can only wonder how low you can go. So sorry you are not working to solve our real problems because you are so busy pandering to the Fix Entertainment crowd. You stink. Floridians can’t grow and enjoy a plant that God blessed us with because you don’t like the aroma and you trumpet how free we are? Seriously? Truck you, Rona

  • politics

    February 6, 2022 at 10:38 am

    give their money property back

  • Kenneth L Gallaher

    February 6, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    DaethSanrus and Bannon are part of the grift.

  • Concern Citizen

    February 6, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Truck DeSantis and his potty mouth. For an alleged religious man he needs to shut the Brandon up and have a pair.

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