‘Woke central’: Ron DeSantis wouldn’t want a doctor from Harvard

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'If I saw a young Harvard doctor, I'd run the other way.'

Ron DeSantis isn’t backing down when it comes to criticizing one of the schools he attended.

During an event in Berlin, New Hampshire, hosted by the Never Back Down super PAC, the Florida Governor and Harvard Law School graduate called the university “woke central” and suggested that if he needed medical care, he wouldn’t want a Harvard doctor to provide it.

“I used to think to myself, like, you know, if anything ever happened, like me, my family, you know, my parents and they needed surgery, I’d want like a Harvard doctor to be in,” DeSantis said. “You know, now, if I saw a young Harvard doctor, I’d run the other way.”

“I mean, it’s like woke central, right, with all this stuff. Like, if you’re a doctor and you cannot tell me how many genders there are, I’ve got a problem with you,” he added. “I am not going to deal with this, but so much of it has been politicized. It’s sad.”

DeSantis has been unsparing with criticisms of Harvard in recent days, since members of the campus community launched protests of anti-Israel protests in the wake of the offensive against Hamas.

During an interview on Wednesday with The Blaze, Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested that student protests against Israel’s retaliation after Hamas attacks merit cutting off federal funding for the institution.

“We need to be reevaluating the role that the federal government has in the relationship we have with some of these universities,” DeSantis said. “We should not be pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into places like Harvard if they’re producing students that are basically aligning with Hamas terrorists.”

On Newsmax Wednesday, he focused on Harvard again, as he wondered why those protesters are in the United States at all, saying that the demonstrations are “almost like they’re just pouring salt in the wounds by going out there and celebrating the atrocities.”

“There’s a sickness in our society when you have Harvard students signing these letters praising Hamas. And I just wonder, it’s like, why are you even in this country if that’s your belief on some of that stuff?”

Asked on Tuesday about the state of the Ivy League on the Howie Carr Show in the wake of pro-Hamas demonstrations at Harvard, Ron DeSantis denounced the protests as “absolutely appalling.”

“At this point with the Ivy League, with how nuts they’ve gotten, if I see a Harvard résumé across my desk, I’m running the other way,” DeSantis said.

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


  • TJC

    October 12, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    “I mean, it’s like woke central, right, with all this stuff. Like, if you’re a doctor and you cannot tell me how many genders there are, I’ve got a problem with you.”

    I mean, DeSantis is like stuffed right, with all this stuff. Like, if he’s a Governor and he cannot solve the insurance problem in Florida, like, you know, well then, I’ve got a problem with him. And his stuff.

    The man needs a speech coach. He sounds like he’s in third grade. No offense to third graders.

    • Michael K

      October 12, 2023 at 8:26 pm

      So says the Harvard / Yale grad, who has a huge chip on their shoulder. The dude has some serious issues.

    • Earl Pitts "The Earl Of Politics" American

      October 13, 2023 at 7:08 am

      Good mornting Dook 4 Brains Lefties,
      You have to admit that all you Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s (all [100%]), when you are not in your usual “lets all lie to try and make our seceret Hero “The Earl” look bad moods” would not want a Dook 4 Brains Lefty Doctor to doctor on your dum @55 either.
      True words of wisdom from your secret Hero “The Earl”.
      Thank you Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s,

      • University of North Florida

        October 13, 2023 at 8:20 am

        You are beyond annoying!!

        • Earl Pitts "The Earl Of Politics" American

          October 13, 2023 at 10:40 am

          Thank you UNF for joining me, The Earl, in our mutual disgust of all the Dook 4 Brain’s leftist voters and Dook 4 Brains Leftist politicians here in The Great State of Florida.
          Great minds think alike UNF we are one in the same in our love of Truth, Justice, and the Earl Pitts American Way.

      • Marilyn Brown

        October 13, 2023 at 11:06 am

        What language are you speaking? I had to look up “Dook” to see what you are labeling me. The only definitions I found are “a very large nose” or “hands”. Both misspellings of “Duke”. Your post is incomprehensible.

        • Rick Whitaker

          October 14, 2023 at 5:42 am

          billy purser ( earl pitts ) is a pervert. dook means shit, he’s full of it so that’s why he uses that word so much. he’s an 82 year old troll obsessed with everything anal. very weird huh.. can you believe he thinks he’s funny

      • Rick Whitaker

        October 13, 2023 at 3:42 pm


    • Tom

      October 13, 2023 at 8:05 am

      He does actually speak like a valley girl from the 80’s which is nothing compared to trumps verbal diarrhea but it’s pretty sad for an allegedly educated man who is running for President.

      • My Take

        October 13, 2023 at 8:27 pm

        Gag me with a spoon.

    • Rick Collins

      October 13, 2023 at 3:38 pm

      DeSantis is just using the Trmp playbook. He is appealing to the lowest groups of people he can find. He doesn’t need to make sense, because the voters he’s talking to don’t understand anything he is saying anyway.

      DeSantis is complaining about someone using their right to free speech, asking them why they don’t leave the country. Why doesn’t DeSantis leave?

      America, love it or leave it!

  • Thomas Kaspar

    October 12, 2023 at 7:49 pm

    Political spam

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 13, 2023 at 3:43 pm


      • Ned Beatty

        October 13, 2023 at 7:44 pm

        You look like the Unabomber on a weeklong meth bender.

        • Rick Whitaker

          October 14, 2023 at 5:51 am

          i can imagine what you look like. thanks for the colorful remark. i assume you are a maga cultist and can’t handle my open minded comments. what is a meth bender anyway. i have lots of tools but i’ve never heard of a meth bender. are you the same ned beatty that squeals like a pig?

          • Silly Wabbit

            October 15, 2023 at 2:52 pm

            Ned kwazy.

          • Silly Wabbit

            October 15, 2023 at 2:53 pm

            Ugly, too.

  • Julia

    October 12, 2023 at 8:07 pm


    • Earl Pitts "The Earl Of Politics" American

      October 13, 2023 at 7:14 am

      Thank you, Julia, for your support of me, Earl Pitts American, your idea of the ‘”Ideal Man And Father Of Your Beautiful Childern”.
      I, Earl Pitts American, love you too.
      Earl Pitts American.

      • Rick Whitaker

        October 13, 2023 at 3:44 pm


  • Elmo

    October 12, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    Isn’t it obvious he’s catering to dummies?

    • Dr. Franklin Waters

      October 12, 2023 at 11:21 pm

      Yes, he’s catering to conservatives.

        • Jay

          October 13, 2023 at 2:18 pm

          As a conservative and Christian living in Florida…he does NOT speak for me.
          I voted democrat last year.

          • Rick Whitaker

            October 14, 2023 at 5:53 am

            why would a christian vote dem?

  • My Take

    October 12, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    Laquacko has two degrees from Harvard.

    • Ocean Joe

      October 13, 2023 at 5:24 am

      That supports his theory about running the other way.

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 13, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Omg! How low will Desantis go with his bs rhetoric! Get out Desantis!

  • University of North Florida

    October 13, 2023 at 8:19 am

    I definitely don’t want a new college dr

    • Michael K

      October 13, 2023 at 2:08 pm

      Not to worry – it’s not a med school.

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 14, 2023 at 5:59 am

      dr. of theology / christianity. dr. of propaganda

  • FloridaPatriot

    October 13, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Hopefully if the time comes, Every Ivey league doctor refuses to treat him and his family.

    • Earl Pitts "The Earl Of Politics" American

      October 13, 2023 at 9:41 am

      Good Mornting FloridaP#@&¥₩T,
      I, The Earl Of Florida Politics, have suspended your ability to use the word “Patriot” in any and all future on-line postings.
      Henceforth I, The Earl Of Florida Politics, hereby proclaim you shall be momlnikered eternally as “FloridaDook4Brains”.
      That is all FloridaDook4Brains you are dismissed.
      Thank you FloridaDook4Brains,
      Earl Pitts American
      *ps FloridaDook4Brains, I, The Earl Of Florida Politics, have taken the liberty of updateing your Florida Driver’s License to reflect your name as below:
      First Name:____________, FloridaDook4Brains.
      Last Name:_____________, you have my permission to retain your last name as I, The Earl Of Florida Politics, know your family and, while they are not proud of your Lefty political views, they assured me that you are really kind of OK – just a little annoying to the point of getting on everyone’s “Last Nerve”.*

      • Rick Whitaker

        October 13, 2023 at 3:45 pm


  • Bwj

    October 13, 2023 at 9:47 am

    I guess I won’t be looking for Harvard educated lawyers.

  • Enough already

    October 13, 2023 at 11:20 am

    DeSantis proves his fraudulence on a daily basis. I truly pity his children.

  • Michael K

    October 13, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Come to think of it, a Harvard-educated governor has been a DeSaster for Florida.

  • My Take

    October 13, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    What do his Harvard classmates remember or think of him?

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 14, 2023 at 6:01 am

      the word dork comes to mind

  • Beth

    October 15, 2023 at 4:29 am

    Ronnie once again proving what a complete and total idiot he is. No brains, no class, no common sense. Time for the fool to be placed on the trash heap of history where he belongs.

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