DeSantis on Biden’s G7 act: ‘Probably played well with European elites, not sure much in it for Middle America’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is hardly giving President Joe Biden a glowing endorsement for his “low energy” performance during the G-7 Summit in the U.K.

Reacting to Biden’s wrap-up press conference at the conclusion of the globalist confab, the Republican governor noted the contrasting styles between the incumbent and his America First predecessor.

“I think that President Biden is someone that’s much more passive on the world stage, not nearly as assertive as somebody like Donald Trump was. I think his energy level is obviously much lower…I think that performance played well with European elites. Not sure that there was much in it for Middle America,” DeSantis told “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo on the Fox News Channel.

The G-7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

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Biden, who seemed confused at times during the overseas visit, including during the presser, appears to embrace a go-along, get-along philosophy in dealing with other countries.

Former President Trump, on the other hand, stood up to the G-7, the European Union, NATO, the World Health Organization, and other international organizations, along with China and Iran, insisting on transparency and a level playing field for the American taxpayer and the American worker, as well as in protecting national security and sovereignty.

 

In the context of low energy Biden, DeSantis continued, saying that “I think that’s just something that people are sizing up. I think that our adversaries are watching that.”

DeSantis also chided the G-7 leaders for failing to address the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I didn’t hear very much in the way of holding China accountable for their role in covering up the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. I think that’s absolutely essential that China be held accountable for their role in that as well as any bureaucrats in the United States who may have been covering up,” he said.

The governor also implied that discussions about economic issues were wanting, if not low energy, too, as it were.

“But, you know, they were talking economically a lot about other countries; [Biden] was talking about reducing energy production worldwide, and I couldn’t help but think, you know, here in the United States, he’s leaving a lot of people behind. Look at all the workers he left behind by canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline.

“Those were thousands and thousands of very good jobs and also think about family budgets with the sharp increase in gas prices and then the overall budding inflation that we are seeing that’s being fueled by his big-spending policies,” he added.

Later in the interview with Bartiromo, DeSantis talked about the influx of people and businesses to Florida because of the state’s various advantages that include a favorable tax rate for businesses. There is no state income tax.

Among other things, the former Navy lawyer and congressman also discussed his legislative and litigation efforts to fight back against monopolistic Big Tech censorship. In addition, he mentioned two bills he signed to stop the CCP’s influence in Florida’s colleges as well as in stemming corporate espionage.

DeSantis also expressed optimism that Florida’s efforts to ban vaccine passports will ultimately prevail in court in its lawsuit against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Florida governor called on Biden to be more assertive and less deferential to China, a country rapidly extending its economic, political, and military influence across the globe.

“And so I think the relationship between Big Tech and the CCP is very problematic and, quite frankly, a lot of these big corporations, particularly in entertainment and some of these other fields of the American economy,” DeSantis added.

Robert Jonathan

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