Ron DeSantis pans California ‘poop’ cleanup ahead of Chinese premier visit
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'Xi Jinping comes into town and what do they do? They get the poop off the sidewalk.'

The Mamas and the Papas once sang about California Dreamin’. But Florida’s Governor is more interested in California Poopin’.

Ron DeSantis is dumping on cleanup attempts in San Francisco ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit this week.

The Governor, who has denounced defecation on the sidewalks of the California city for months, is now fuming over the feces removal, in the latest proof that while he doesn’t want to be Number 2 on a ticket, he has another Number 2 on his mind.

“I look to see what’s going on, what went on in San Francisco the last couple of days, you know, the city is in squalor. There’s poop on the streets, there’s people using drugs, people getting mugged, crime, all this stuff. But then Xi Jinping comes into town, and what do they do? They get the poop off the sidewalk, they get to clear the homeless, they stop the drugs, they stop the crime,” the Florida Governor groused.

The Governor commented Friday at the AmFree Presidential Series in Sheffield, Iowa.

This wasn’t the first time that DeSantis carped about crap in the Bay City, however.

Back in June, the Republican presidential candidate suggested that he saw a street pooper almost immediately on arrival in the city.

“I’ll tell you, it’s personally shocking when you roll into San Francisco, and within five minutes, you see somebody defecate on the sidewalk. Then you see people doing, smoking crack; you see people doing fentanyl, you see all this, and all these businesses boarded up, energy from the place is totally sapped, no vitality,” DeSantis lamented in New Hampshire.

The street pooper has also been a feature in paid media from the Governor’s campaign.

“We’re here in the once great city of San Francisco,” he said during a campaign video. “We came in here, and we saw people defecating on the street. We saw people using heroin. We saw people smoking crack cocaine.”

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


  • Biscuit

    November 17, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    More number two from Number Two. Who’s going to pick up after him?

    • My Take

      November 17, 2023 at 2:27 pm

      It’s his innate self.
      You can’t pick it up or scrape it off.
      But is he a floater or a siñker? It looks like sinker.

  • Sonja Fitch

    November 18, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Lol. Mmm. Desantis knows poop! Desantis is spreading poop all over wherever Desantis is!!!!!

  • Justthefacts

    November 18, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Okay, so does FL Politics think it is normal to see this refuse on public city streets?

    Clearly Gavin Newsome can’t be bothered to take care of the state. It’s financially broke and flooded with illegals and homeless.

    DeSantis is correct.

    California is not the beautiful state it used to be. It is disgusting and run like a third world country.

    • TJC

      November 18, 2023 at 1:02 pm

      California is not “financially broke.”
      Wikipedia, citing data from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, states, “The economy of the State of California is the largest in the United States, with a $3.6 trillion gross state product (GSP) as of 2022. It is the largest sub-national economy in the world.”
      And it is the 5th largest economy in the world. Germany is 4th.
      Not bad for a state “run like a third world country.”

      If you don’t trust Wikipedia’s interpretation of the data, go directly to the stats provided by the Department of Commerce. It’s all there.

  • Olof

    November 30, 2023 at 10:31 pm

    Yo Florida, why did you elect a buffoon?

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