Ron DeSantis explores ‘metaphor’ between Joe Biden fall, America ‘falling down’

Greenville DeSantis
The Governor continues to hone his attacks on the President's mishap.

Ron DeSantis may have issues with pronouns, but he is willing to embrace a “metaphor” or two.

The Governor, finishing up a campaign swing through South Carolina Friday in Greenville, took a third shot at President Joe Biden in the wake of his fall Thursday at the Air Force Academy.

“I can tell you, you know, you saw the other day, I guess it was yesterday, the President was at an event and had a little fall on the stage there and, you know, look, it happens, you know, not something that you want to see for anybody,” DeSantis said.

“But unfortunately, I think that was kind of a metaphor for how our country is going right now because we seem to be stubbing our toe, falling down, not doing things the right way.”

DeSantis largely said the same thing, without calling it a “metaphor,” in Bluffton Friday morning.

“So, you know, we saw the images yesterday of Biden stumbling around. And you know, honestly, you know, it’s a sad thing to see. You don’t want to see anyone do that,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis then drew the parallel between the President’s accident and national decline.

“But it was frustrating because honestly, that was symbolic of the state of our country. Our country continues to stub its toe. Our country continues to trip and fall. Our country continues to go in the wrong direction.”

The Governor did not mention Biden’s mishap during a noontime stop in the Columbia area, but he did work it into his final speech in New Hampshire Thursday night.

“We hope and wish Joe Biden a swift recovery from any injuries he may have sustained, but we also wish the U.S.A. a swift recovery from the injuries it sustained because of Joe Biden and his policies,” DeSantis said to applause.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • tom palmer

    June 2, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    DeSantis’ campaign is one that appeals to the worst of America. Adjectives, not metaphors, are apt.

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  • SteveHC

    June 2, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    This is a guy who thinks the US giving its full support – alongside the UK and countries of the EU – to Ukraine is somehow a step in the wrong direction. Who demeans reporters when they ask him the simplest of questions. Who favors and pushes legislation banning books, organizational, educational and business practices that are not consistent with his own hateful beliefs. And who LITERALLY sneers at *children* in public for wearing masks when standing behind him on stage during the height of the Covid pandemic. Yes, him being even just *considered* for the US Presidency would seem to be indicative of a serious decline in the state of America and its society. He has become the quintessential “ugly American” of which all Americans should be embarrassed.

  • Andrew Linko

    June 2, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    Governor, we know you like hurting Seniors and Veterans, your ‘hands off’ approach to insurance companies raping Florida citizens to pay for your personal aspirations will only prove fruitful when you lose the nomination!

  • Michael K

    June 2, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    Why, isn’t that a woke concept taught in, you know, like Ivy League places like Harvard and Yale?

  • Bru

    June 2, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    One of our greatest Presidency had polio and he was able to do so much for our country. President Biden is also that kind of man who will contie to so much for our country.

  • Andrew Linko

    June 2, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    Falling faster than Gary Hart, no personality, finds out the National stage you can’t be a dictator have to be accountable!

    • Michael K

      June 2, 2023 at 11:14 pm

      A columnist recently wrote that DeSantis has the personality of a Roomba.

  • A Basket Of Deplorables

    June 3, 2023 at 5:29 am

    Filthy White Christian degenerates

  • woken all up right

    June 3, 2023 at 11:49 am

    More rude tripe from a monster who smiles while humans are force fed protein drinks through hoses into their noses while tied up at Gitmo and are later murdered in American custody.

  • Joe

    June 3, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    I see a pretty easy metaphor for the 5 inches of height President Biden has on Tiny Ronnie D.

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