Gov. DeSantis lauds Joe Biden during interview with Sean Hannity
Ron DeSantis. Image via Fox News Channel

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'It's my sense that the administration wants to help.'

Proving that even the most partisan politics fall by the wayside when a hurricane is approaching, Gov. Ron DeSantis had nothing but good things to say about President Joe Biden during a Tuesday night interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

“Well, Sean, you know, what I said today is that my phone line is open. When people’s lives and their property are at risk like this, we all need to work together regardless of party lines,” DeSantis said.

“It’s my sense that the administration wants to help,” DeSantis added. “I think they realize that this is a really significant storm and there’s a lot of people that, you know, we’re working with the locals. We work very well with them. And of course at the state level. But we really need everyone working together to make people have their needs tended to.”

The comments on Hannity come after White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed that DeSantis and Biden had talked.

“President Biden spoke this evening with Governor DeSantis of Florida to discuss the steps the Federal government is taking to help Florida prepare for Hurricane Ian,” Jean-Pierre tweeted. “The President and the Governor committed to continued close coordination.”

DeSantis had indicated a willingness to talk to Biden, dropping the antagonistic rhetoric he’d used toward the President since shortly after the two worked together in the aftermath of the historic building collapse in Surfside.

“I’m happy to brief the President if he’s interested in hearing what we’re doing in Florida,” DeSantis said at a press conference Tuesday.

“My view on all this is like, you’ve got people’s lives at stake, you’ve got their property at stake and we don’t have time for pettiness,” he continued. “We’ve got to work together to make sure we’re doing the best job for them, so my phone line is open.”

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


25 comments

  • Tom

    September 27, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    It’s about time, but that’s very helpful that POTUS did the right thing. Gov. DeSantis is trying to save people’s lives. We have a horrific storm, 100 yr in making. Appropriate that he confirmed it on Hannity. God bless Florida.

    • Joe Corsin

      September 27, 2022 at 11:20 pm

      Tropical 3 ocean whirlwind 😂

    • Elliott Offen

      September 27, 2022 at 11:34 pm

      The storm started building 100 years ago and now this is the result…

    • Scarlet. Timphony

      September 28, 2022 at 3:24 pm

      GOD BLESS JOE BIDEN !
      At least he won’t be throwing paper towels

    • The wet kind

      September 28, 2022 at 5:09 pm

      God: oh your getting 100 years of blessings fella.

  • Tom

    September 27, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Oh I forgot to mention…if you aren’t fishing off the west coast of Florida tomorrow then you are missing out. The fish bite like crazy in these conditions. World records have been obtained. Go out about 20 miles and you are good. Leave at least by 8AM tomorrow morning.

    • Judy

      September 27, 2022 at 11:46 pm

      Sounds. Like you have more guys than brains. What’s more important to you, being able to brag about your catch or your life? Hope our coast guard doesn’t loose any lives trying to save you. Get smart .

      • Tom

        September 28, 2022 at 7:34 am

        Judy, this is real Tom, the FP legend.
        The two above, Joe and Elliot are corrupt chinese bots, they reside in China. Likely the same person, as they operate with aliases. They are lying and deceitful bastards. Best wishes, safety to all.

        • Charlie Crist

          September 28, 2022 at 10:27 am

          👆This is not the real Tom…

  • meredith shaw

    September 28, 2022 at 5:05 am

    The Federal govt will support like it always does. President Biden will perform tge traditional role of President and support the American people. All the American people. And DeSantis can try to not be an imbecile for 5cminutes.

    • Tom

      September 28, 2022 at 8:16 am

      Potus should have called the Gov last Saturday, when America’s Governor declared state of emergency.

      He waited til late yesterday to call this great Governor. Whatever he finally did. Stop the cheap shots. You dum Dems can’t refrain from. Move on.

      • Stinker Binker

        September 28, 2022 at 3:53 pm

        Just stop!

      • Charles jackson

        September 29, 2022 at 12:27 am

        It’s up to the state to request aid

      • Kent

        September 29, 2022 at 6:37 am

        He had everything set up for this storm long before he talked to DeSantis. Biden cares about all Americans not just his party!

      • Andrea Pat

        September 29, 2022 at 5:31 pm

        HAHAHAHAHA!!! YOU’RE THE LOSER. TOO BAD IT DIDN’T GO IN ON THE EAST COAST THAT WOULD HAVE MADE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN… TRAMP NEEDS TO GO… SO DOES DESATAN TOO…. Like Every storm that hit the mainland it’s all talk and no action… New Orleans is still in shambles, Rockport, Texas is still screwed up, all around Galveston is screwed up… Lake Charles, La. is still screwed up.. The feds do nothing and then there’s that nefarious group who charge for water and food the RED CROSS… they should have their 501c removed

    • Impeach Biden

      September 28, 2022 at 8:36 am

      Um it is Biden that is the imbecile. Of course he is doing the right thing but that doesn’t take away from his incompetence as President of the United States. DeSantis is a true leader and has the energy to stay focused and engaged during this event. Can’t say the same about Joe. Finally imagine if Andrew Gillum were Governor and was leading the state through this. His handlers would probably have to wake him from his drug induced boy orgy down in Miami to address his constituents.

      • Charlie Crist

        September 28, 2022 at 10:26 am

        👆Look at how the Trump dumb-dumbs try to scapegoat others for Trump’s disasterous joke of a presidency. It’s an old and tired bit.

        • Impeach Biden

          September 28, 2022 at 10:53 am

          Charlie you will lose to DeSantis. That is a given. So do you really want to compare the Trump Presidency to Biden’s? Really? People typically vote base on economics. It is that issue alone where Biden has miserably failed. Inflation. Everything associated with inflation from fuel prices, groceries, and other consumer commodities. Now ask people if they are better off financially now or when Trump was President. Spin away Charlie.

          • Tjb

            September 28, 2022 at 7:20 pm

            Is President Biden responsible for the same high inflation and gas price in the other major industrialized countries?

          • Charles

            September 29, 2022 at 12:29 am

            Inflation is worldwide and just maybe , the next time we have a pandemic repugs won’t lie like they did this pandemic

          • Kent

            September 29, 2022 at 6:46 am

            The economy right now is due to the way COVID-19 was handled. There is always high inflation after a pandemic. You can’t blame world wide inflation on Biden. He’s doing everything in his power to bring it down. He’s already put everyone back to work and is making our infrastructure better than ever.

  • Trump lies

    September 28, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Trump had 14% unemployment and a tanked economy. He was booted not only for his lies, but his economic disaster

  • Charles

    September 29, 2022 at 12:32 am

    So glad we now have a real president that doesn’t make dumb comments like rake the Forrest or draw a sharpie over a weather map or throw paper towel to flood victims

  • tom cuchi

    September 29, 2022 at 12:37 am

    biden is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooocorrupt but pretends to be middle class.

    • Andi Pat

      September 29, 2022 at 5:33 pm

      stfu

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