On Friday (July 22) during an address at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis tore into President Joe Biden.
DeSantis gave a scathing assessment of Biden, saying, “With Biden, you think of a guy staring into the teleprompter like a deer in the headlights.”
The Florida Governor also pointed to Biden’s COVID-19 test, saying on behalf of Florida, he wished “President Biden a speedy recovery from COVID,” adding, “I also want to wish the United States of America a speedy recovery from Joe Biden.”
DeSantis’s comments come as speculation has heightened that he will be launching a bid for Presidency in 2024.
The second leading contender for Presidency in the GOP, went on to criticize Biden for inflation, immigration, and energy.
“He came in and cranked the printing presses, kneecapped American energy, and he also opened our southern border,” DeSantis said.
He continued, “And what we’ve seen in the last year and a half is the largest illegal migration into this country in the history of the United States of America. We have record human trafficking, we have record sex trafficking, and we have record drug trafficking.”
The Governor — who has embraced culture wars — also touted Florida’s handling of Covid-19, the banning of lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity for kids in the third grade or younger, and a ban on teaching critical race theory in schools.
“We make sure in Florida, we do not use our tax dollars to teach our kids to hate this country or to hate each other on the basis of race,” the Florida Governor stated.
He then went on to call out the military for being “infected” with “woke ideology,” saying they’re “more apt to be talking about pronouns than they are about winning wars.”
DeSantis, who is up for reelection in this year’s midterms, concluded by predicting a “Red Wave” in 2022, but conspicuously left former President Donald Trump out of his speech.