Ron DeSantis fundraises off of climate heckler interruption
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'Chip in today' since the Governor is being 'attacked on the trail.'

Ron DeSantis is monetizing an interruption at a recent campaign rally.

On the heels of hecklers peppering the presidential candidate with questions and accusations in Iowa, the Governor’s campaign is using the incident as a pretext for a last-minute pitch to supporters.

“DeSantis is being ATTACKED on the trail right now. This is the price for fighting for what you believe in,” reads the call to action.

In Ames on Thursday, DeSantis was accused of taking money from the fossil fuel industry.

“I’m doing this,” DeSantis said, continuing his prepared remarks as someone asked “how much money he’d gotten from (oil) executives.”

“He wants you to pay more for gas, more for energy. He wants rolling blackouts in this country.  We’re not going to let people like that win,” DeSantis said to one attendee.

But that didn’t quell the drama.

“How much money have you taken from the oil companies,” asked another attendee.

“This is wrong with the college system right there. That’s exhibit A,” DeSantis said. “He was stumbling around to get his flag out. He telegraphed that a mile away.”

Yet another heckler interrupted thereafter, as a member of law enforcement loomed behind the Governor.

DeSantis suggested previous protesters either “bum rushed” or “were invited” into a Fox News town hall earlier in the week, where they also offered climate critiques.

A December event also was interrupted by a heckler.

The Governor was talking about how Florida “beat Fauci on COVID” when a woman began calling out about an alleged “sex offender” in public schools.

DeSantis told her to “stop it.”

“I’m not finished. I’m doing my thing,” DeSantis said.

The interruption lasted less than a minute, allowing DeSantis to talk about removing “Soros prosecutors,” returning to his spiel.

In South Carolina, he was interrupted by someone from the crowd, who called him a “f****** fascist” and briefly derailed a rote speech.

“We’re not going to let you impose an agenda on our kids,” the Governor said. “We’re going to stand up for our kids. We’re going to make sure to do it right. That’s what we’re going to do, yeah!”

In Tega Cay, DeSantis dealt with LGBTQ activists, escorted out after unfurling a rainbow pride flag.

“We don’t want you indoctrinating our children!” DeSantis shouted, per the Post and Courier. “Leave those kids alone.”

Addressing the New Hampshire GOP at the Amos Tuck Dinner, the Governor dealt with some women storming the stage chanting “Jews against DeSantis.

They were removed, with the Governor looking only briefly concerned before offering a quip to return proceedings to normalcy.

“You’ve got to have a little spice in the speech. You’ve got to have a little fun. Why do you want to pay the ticket for that to get in? But different strokes for different folks,” 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


9 comments

  • PeterH

    January 13, 2024 at 10:48 am

    And suckers will send this grifter more money! He’s probably trying to figure out how to pocket the money!

  • The Dude

    January 13, 2024 at 10:49 am

    Some college punks currently unemployed and so they join a Facebook activist club. They go around the country smoking pot and get their marching orders from the left wing radicals, financed by Soros. DeSantis did a great job calling out these worthless punks. Gancarski works for the left wing as well.

    • Elmo

      January 13, 2024 at 10:56 am

      Soros. That’s hilarious. Whatever the protesters on the left do, at least they don’t attack the speaker of the house’s and spouse with a hammer, or show up at FBI and other buildings with weapons or truckloads of bombs.

      • The Dude

        January 13, 2024 at 11:06 am

        How many Speaker’s of the House have ripped up the State of the Union Address? That crazy bitch should have been arrested on the spot for destroying government documents. Look at her district in San Francisco. It’s a hell hole dump. What a shame. San Francisco use to be a beautiful city.

      • Dr. Franklin Waters

        January 13, 2024 at 2:14 pm

        Everytime you hear somebody using Soros as some kind of deflection you know you’re dealing with a complete zombie of a person who eats up everything they hear on AM Talk Radio.

    • PeterH

      January 13, 2024 at 10:59 am

      The Republican Crying Room is located down the hall second door on the left. Bring plenty of tissue, a face mask and hand sanitizer…… the room is so packed social distancing is impossible! LOL

    • Dr. Franklin Waters

      January 13, 2024 at 2:13 pm

      LOL! This guy unironically invokes the name “Soros” in a post about “getting marching orders” from somebody, when we all know dang well that he’s getting his own “marching orders” from AM talk radio and Fox News. He told on himself when he said “the S word” because those are literally the only places on Earth where that guy has any relevance and is constatly used as some boogey man.

  • Dont Say FLA

    January 13, 2024 at 1:43 pm

    Looks like the Rhonda campaign has a new intern responsible for attempting to derail and divert comments on stories that report DeSantis’ activities and remarks.

    Time to ignore The Dud.

    • MH/Duuuval

      January 14, 2024 at 1:13 pm

      Seems reasonable to me.

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