Ron DeSantis says America ‘lost its mojo’ under Joe Biden

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'It's been a rough stretch over these last fifteen months.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis says the United States has “lost its mojo,” taking a reputational hit under President Joe Biden.

“It’s been a rough stretch over these last fifteen months,” DeSantis said Monday. “I think that people look at it and say that America has lost its mojo, and that’s unfortunate.”

DeSantis offered the remarks at the Jacksonville Zoo after rolling out funding for projects to benefit Florida’s manatee population.

“How do you fix the image? It’s sad, but we have a floundering President. There is no leadership right now. I mean, that’s just the reality. I wish that wasn’t the case,” DeSantis said.

“But you have somebody who is clearly not capable of exercising the type of leadership on the world stage that is going to inspire confidence from our allies, and is going to inspire fear from our adversaries,” DeSantis added.

“Look at (Vladimir) Putin, what he did going into Ukraine. I think it’s backfired on him. I think (Russia’s) going to have a lot of problems because of this. But he would not have done that if he didn’t think Biden was a pushover,” DeSantis said.

“You look at President Xi (Jinping) in China and what they’re going to end up doing,” DeSantis continued. “They’re going to do something aggressive and provocative, and it all goes back to they do not have any fear of the American President.”

“Yes, it’s hurt our country’s image abroad. There’s no question about that. It seems like we’re not as vital, that we don’t have the vitality that people look at, and I think that leadership starts at the top,” DeSantis added.

DeSantis had used the “mojo” construction at least once before when his political mentor Donald Trump was President. At that time, the Governor was pleading for the return of televised sports, which were curtailed in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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


7 comments

  • MK

    May 2, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    How much more disinformation will Desantis pump out.
    The rest of world disliked us heavily under Trump’s lack of leadership thats not mojo thats a world that thought Trump was a joke.
    Biden may not be a flashy meme of a President but he presents stability that is light years ahead of Desantis and Trumps culture war. Desantis is gonna leave florida in flames for his presidential ambitions.

    • Tom

      May 2, 2022 at 8:57 pm

      Your right fool, peace agreements in Middle East in 45 years.
      NATO providing fair share 2% defense fairness.
      Extra Low Gas prices and oil deals, American oil reserves stockpile packed. Biden depleting it.
      Engaging foreign adversaries.
      Peace in Afghan and North Korea.
      Defense built up.
      The last four years was brilliant.
      You are so ignorant, like peter h.

      • PeterH

        May 3, 2022 at 9:57 am

        Fun Fact:
        Blah blah blah! Donald Trump did not add a single drop of oil to America’s oil reserves. Look it up…. Before you make a fool of yourself AGAIN!

        • Tom

          May 3, 2022 at 3:57 pm

          Peter h , Blah blah, millions of batters bought at the lowest price and added.
          Go F yourself and shine Lincoln’s ass.
          You are the towel boy! Elmo slippers.
          I am legend!

  • PeterH

    May 2, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    This coming from a Trump surrogate! There was not a single Western democracy that respected Donald Trump.

    Trump’s only allegiance came from Russian stooges in Eastern Europe and despised dictators in Asia and South America.

    • Charlotte Greenbarg

      May 3, 2022 at 7:25 am

      🦜🦜🦜

  • Joe Biden

    May 3, 2022 at 9:31 am

    I will admit that I did fuck up the whole country when I was elected into office. I caused Inflation, high gas prices, Southern border crisis, opioid crisis, empty selves, high crime and the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal which ended up killing 13 service members at Kabul Airport! I need to nap now.

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