Ron DeSantis doesn’t know what Nikki Haley accomplished as South Carolina Governor

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'I don't know really necessarily what the record would be.'

Ron DeSantis isn’t sure what Nikki Haley accomplished as Governor of South Carolina.

“I don’t know really necessarily what the record would be,” DeSantis said Thursday on the Mark Levin Show.

DeSantis riffed through several of his administration’s accomplishments over the years, saying he has “not been a caretaker governor,” before contrasting himself with Haley and other Republican candidates for President.

“We’ve actually leaned in on some of these issues. And you know, all these Republicans, I think every single Republican who is running has criticized me for taking the fight to Disney regarding the ideology in the elementary schools,” DeSantis said.

The comments on Levin’s program follow in the wake of polling from South Carolina and New Hampshire that shows Haley ahead of DeSantis in her home state and competitive with DeSantis in the Granite State, where he is polling in fourth or fifth place in some polls. We have reached out to Haley’s campaign for response.

The Disney aside, meanwhile, reflects a controversy that has been brewing for months, with Haley blasting DeSantis for taking a hard line with the Walt Disney Company.

She accused DeSantis of “hypocrisy” given previous campaign donations from Disney and urged the Florida Governor to “pick up the phone, deal with it, settle it the way you should.”

DeSantis dissented, calling Haley’s attacks “bizarre” and framing them as unfounded in reality. Meanwhile, his Never Back Down super PAC mocked Haley for trying to recruit Disney to come to South Carolina.

During Thursday’s show, the Governor also told Levin that the media “has been rooting against (DeSantis) a long time,” when the host asked why it seemed members of the press were pulling for Haley or Vivek Ramaswamy to overtake him in the polls.

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


  • PeterH

    September 21, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Ron DeSantis stated today that if he becomes president of our great country that he would cut all funding for COVID vaccines.

    I believe that this statement will be his political death sentence! Suicide by stupidity!

  • My Takeg.

    September 21, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    How could what Haley did have any importance? She is not he.

  • Michael K

    September 21, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    Governor DeathSentence strikes again.

    It’s not just his stupidity – it’s his arrogance and gleeful willingness to intentionally inflict harm on human beings by rejecting the very notion of public health. I guess 86,000+ Florida deaths mean nothing to him.

    • My Takeg.

      September 21, 2023 at 9:43 pm

      Even the real Nazis had concerns for practical scientific public-health measures for Germans.

  • Andrew

    September 22, 2023 at 12:00 am

    She didn’t abandon the State of South Carolina with the highest insurance rates in the Country, she didn’t ignore climate change causing the increased insurance rates, she didn’t allow contractors to build shabby buildings causing 82 seniors to die, she didn’t ban books, she didn’t have the highest inflation in the nation? She never, never wore white boots to make herself look taller!

    • University of North Florida

      September 22, 2023 at 10:43 am


  • PeterH

    September 22, 2023 at 2:28 am

    Super Tuesday should finish this Florida wingnut who will never be President.

    • Tom

      September 22, 2023 at 7:50 am

      I hope so but he’s going to be in a really crappy mood when he comes back with his tail between his legs. Maybe he’ll challenge Rick Scott for his Senate seat so he can maintain some sort of relevance going forward.

  • My Take

    September 22, 2023 at 11:00 am

    I’m pretty sure she doesn’t kick puppies.

  • The list isn’t long but it’s better than others!

    September 22, 2023 at 11:02 am

    Haley got the friggin confederate flag removed from the state capitol grounds in Columbia following the horrific mass murder at the black church in Charleston. That alone makes her a better governor than ours.

  • My Take

    September 22, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    A lot of people like Nikki.
    Does anyone truly like DeSScamus?

  • Joe Mansfield

    September 22, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Wow all this venom for Ronnie D. Lucky for you haters he’s term limited, otherwise he would have won his next election by a million votes instead of a million two like he dead against Chain gang Charlie.

    • My Take

      September 22, 2023 at 5:53 pm

      Ìt will be interesting to see where he lands.
      He strongly prefers executive, but opportinities there are pretty limited.

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