In Live Oak, President Biden praises Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis

Biden Live Oak
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The President of the United States had kind words for two of his most strident critics Saturday.

After surveying Idalia damage in Live Oak, Joe Biden was complimentary toward Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott.

Biden said, regarding DeSantis not meeting him Saturday, that he was “not disappointed … because he did help us plan this.”

“He sat with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and decided where we should go, where it would be the least disruption,” Biden said, noting he was in “frequent touch” with the Governor despite the lack of a face to face meeting Saturday.

The President had kind words for Scott also.

“And I’m very pleased the guy, who we don’t agree very much at all, the distinguished former Governor and Senator, he came, talked to me and to you all about what an incredible job the federal government was doing. And I found that reassuring and so I think, I think we can pull all this together.”

Biden “thank(ed Scott) for his cooperation and help and he shares the view I do about FEMA; they’re doing an incredible job.”

Biden participated in a briefing with Scott before the press remarks, which Scott did not attend.

The President also had an aerial tour of storm damage, and did a walking tour in Live Oak also.

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


  • Michael K

    September 2, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    The president shows what it means to be presidential.

    The governor shows what it means to be a petty, vindictive, selfish little person who puts personal ambition above all else.

    • Al

      September 3, 2023 at 11:05 am

      It has been refreshing to get a person who acts like a President rather then what we had before.

  • Earl Pitts American

    September 3, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    Good evening America,
    It’s great that those in charge of the Biden Administration are getting Geezer Biden some advance practice on his concession speach by kissing up to Desantis in Live Oak.
    I, Earl Pitts American, predict a smooth transition from the ineffective Geezer Biden admn to the young and dynamic Desantis admn.
    And its actually better this way as I, Earl Pitts American, was reluctant to give Desantis my blessing to publically kick Biden’s @55 out of respect for the high Office of The Presidency . I am glad they have signaled they will give up without a fight. Those of us running the Desantis effort are glad for what looks to be a smooth transition of power to The Desantis White House.

    Thank you

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