At a signing of the Freedom First Budget, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis tore into President Joe Biden for the economic crisis now hitting already struggling Americans.
“We have to look at what we’re doing against the backdrop of what’s going on in Washington, D.C. and particularly, there’s a fella by the name of ‘Brandon’ that people talk about that we have to contend with,” he said, sparking laughter from those in attendance.
“I see this news report where Biden is so frustrated that his approval ratings are in the toilet,” DeSantis continued. “He can’t understand. He’s lashing out at his staff. He’s blaming other people. He’s blaming the media, even though he gets the most sycophantic media coverage that any president has ever gotten. Compare how they treated Trump with how they treat Biden. It’s night and day.”
“And so, he’s trying to make excuses,” the governor said, “and I’m just thinking to myself, you know, what has he done since he came into office?”
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) June 2, 2022
DeSantis launched into a damning list of Biden’s failures, starting with his “war” on energy independence.
“He immediately, immediately waged war against American energy production,” he said. “You see record gas prices in the United States? Well, that’s a big reason why — because of his policies.”
Republicans demand answers on how Biden’s energy policies are strengthening China https://t.co/sWM8aWy59r
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 3, 2022
The governor then took aim at the soaring inflation, which has hit its highest level since 1981, as noted by American Wire News.
“You look at what they did in terms of fiscal and monetary, printing and borrowing trillions and trillions of dollars,” DeSantis said. “What did you get for that? The most sustained inflation this country has seen in over 40 years.”
As the Consumer Price Index hit 8.3% in April — compared to 4.2% in April 2021 — even State Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen had to admit she was wrong about her inflation predictions.
‘I was wrong’: Biden’s treasury sec admits she bungled inflation prediction https://t.co/E5dKD6jgYc
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) June 2, 2022
But, as DeSantis pointed out, printing money wasn’t Biden’s only crime against the economy.
“He advocated for and imposed mandates and restrictions related to COVID, including having people fired from their job based on getting a COVID jab or not,” said DeSantis, who kept Florida free from authoritarian COVID measures.
“That has had a hugely negative impact on the economy,” he continued, before pivoting to the supply chain crisis. “And he failed to take leadership and take decisive action to alleviate the supply chain crisis that we’ve seen, really beguiling not only this country but places around the world.”
“And so,” concluded DeSantis, “he has created the circumstances that have led to this resounding disapproval of what he has done. He would have been better off — and we would be better off — if he had simply got into office and did nothing than what he has done so far.”
DeSantis spokesperson Christina Pushaw tweeted the governor’s comments, along with one on her own.
“@GovRonDeSantis lights up Brandon for the 100% intentional and man-made economic crisis hitting our country,” she wrote.
While trolls descended upon Pushaw’s tweet with predictable, disparaging comments, supporters of the wildly popular governor drowned them out.
“Best Governor in the United States,” tweeted one user.
“LOVE this guy!” wrote another.
And a third tweeted simply: “#DeSantis2024.”
Best Governor in the United States https://t.co/AG0K9ieQsC
— ozzie ULTRAMAGA (@ozzieb72916858) June 3, 2022
LOVE this guy!
— unscannable (@tylen0ljon3s) June 2, 2022
— I AM SPARTACUS-I stand for liberty and freedom✊🏼 (@Jack_Shih_tzu) June 3, 2022
I think what I love most about Governor DeSantis is that he knows how to fight back and he does so extremely effectively.
— James Pavlick (@jamespavlick) June 3, 2022
Best rant I’ve seen in years. Love it
— Look it’s a wokester! 😮 (@JrKince) June 3, 2022
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