Live from New York, Ron DeSantis riffs on Joe Biden’s 9/11 travel

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The Governor has been in New York since Monday, and has one more day to go.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is outside of Florida this week, where he is taking the President to task for his travel plans.

The Governor, appearing on the Fox News Channel’sHannity” live from New York City on Wednesday, noted that he was in New York for a 9/11 commemoration, but that Joe Biden was elsewhere.

“The reason I’m in New York is because I got invited to be at the 9/11 ceremony,” DeSantis said two days after the ceremony.

“My wife and I got to go and we were looking at the names and they’re telling stories,” DeSantis said, before being interrupted by Hannity saying “Joe Biden was in Hanoi.”

“Yeah. And then he went to Alaska or something like that,” DeSantis added.

The President went to Vietnam to boost ties with the nation, before stopping over in Anchorage, where he offered his own commemorative remarks Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, DeSantis seems to have remained in New York all week.

Monday night saw the Governor interviewed on the Ingraham Angle, where he mocked the President for “struggling” and “stumbling around the world stage.”

On Tuesday, the Governor met Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, to discuss “issues important to the Catholic community,” including “religious freedom, education choice, promoting a culture of life, and more.”

On Wednesday, the Governor had at least one fundraising event in Greenwich, Connecticut. He also had an official roundtable criticizing COVID-19 vaccines, which he participated in via Zoom, seemingly live.

On Thursday, reports NBC News, the Governor starts off his day with a fundraising breakfast, followed by a lunch event also devoted to fundraising. Both of those events will be in New York City.

The Governor seems more interested in fundraising and media hits this week than he is in actively campaigning, and one reason why may be that New York is among his worst states in terms of polls. The newest survey of New York GOP Presidential Primary voters from Siena College shows DeSantis with 6% support in the state.

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


  • Rick Whitaker

    September 13, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    i think desantis is in new york interviewing for a fox news job, oh wait, he can’t talk, so it must be just money begging

    • TJC

      September 14, 2023 at 1:19 pm

      No, you were right, they’re going to have a half hour show for him called, “Stuff, Like, You Know. Right?”

  • Tjb

    September 13, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    Governor DeSantis is a desperate candidate. Attacking Biden for a task that a President is expected do —- only shows Ron’s weakness as a leader.
    The primary reason DeSantis was in NY, was not to honor the 9/11 victims but to do fundraising.

  • Ocean Joe

    September 14, 2023 at 5:35 am

    Based on Idalia, we know that if Biden had been present in NY, Desantis would have been somewhere else.

  • Tom

    September 14, 2023 at 7:26 am

    So rhonda is jetting around in private planes and staying with billionaire donors so he can try to scrounge more money for his failing campaign. Not sure why this is news other than he’s supposed to be the Governor of Florida. If he’s going to point fingers at biden for not being where he is supposed to be, probably better if he was where he was supposed to be when he does it.

  • Tom

    September 14, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Any guesses on who will play Desantis when Saturday Night Lives comes back?

    • M. Mouse

      September 14, 2023 at 1:22 pm

      Goofy could do it! Squeak!

  • PeterH

    September 14, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Every word of a DeSantis statement sounds like that of a whiny 12 year old having puberty transition challenges!

  • JD

    September 14, 2023 at 9:22 am

    To pull from the evil Twitterverse:

    “Cry harder Ronnie, you Beta”

  • Jay Smif

    September 14, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Ms. “No sunshine laws for me” Rhonda Santos has the audacity to call someone out for their public travel and schedule?! He turns into more of a whiny snowflake than he already is by the hour.

    • Silly Wabbit

      September 14, 2023 at 1:20 pm

      He kwazy.

    • My Take

      September 16, 2023 at 12:10 am

      Rhonda DeSSniveler

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