According to the New York Post, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) just wished America “a speedy recovery” from the ills brought about by the administration of President Joe Biden.
DeSantis made the statement during a speech that he gave at the recently-held Turning Point USA Student Action Summit.
“With Biden, you think of a guy staring into the teleprompter like a deer in the headlights,” DeSantis said. “I must say he did test positive for COVID, and I want to, on the behalf of the state of Florida, wish President Biden a speedy recovery from COVID.”
That’s when DeSantis added, “and, I also want to wish the United States of America a speedy recovery from Joe Biden.”
Fox News reports that DeSantis, during his speech, placed the blame on Biden for many of the problems that America is currently facing, including the economic, energy, and immigration crises.
“He came in and cranked the printing presses, kneecapped American energy, and he also opened our southern border,” DeSantis said, referring to Biden. “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,” DeSantis added.
DeSantis, though, didn’t even stop there.
DeSantis on COVID
DeSantis proceeded, in his speech, to tout Florida’s more measured approach to the coronavirus pandemic. Then, he touched upon the laws that Florida has passed to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory, to combat “woke ideology,” and to stop talk about sexual orientation and gender identity 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,” DeSantis said.
The Florida governor went on to predict a “red wave” – or a convincing Republican victory – in the 2022 midterm elections.
DeSantis, though, didn’t touch upon 2024. He remains one of the top Republican candidates, other than former President Donald Trump, to win the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election. He certainly sounded like he was campaigning with his speech.