Gov. Ron DeSantis reveals how he got president to cooperate on hurricane relief

Fox News reported late last month that President Joe Biden initially refused to call Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as Hurricane Ian was preparing to make landfall.

Yet in an interview this past Friday with Fox News host Jesse Watters, DeSantis explained how he convinced the president to put aside their differences and help those in need.

DeSantis:  I want to work together for these people

“Well, I’ll tell you what. I mean, what I told him is that the media was making a big deal that he wasn’t talking to me or whatever, and I told him, I was like, ‘Look, I want to work together for these people,'” the Republican governor recalled.

“‘Because these people are from all walks of life. Republicans, Democrats, they expect us to be able to put our differences aside,'” DeSantis continued.

“And nobody has done more to stand up to this administration than me in Florida over the last year and a half, as you know,” he told Watters.

“But you’ve got to be willing to work together to help folks. And so I think the response from local, state, and federal has been pretty seamless,” he added.

“And I think that’s a testament that, you know what, we as a country can get things done when it counts,” the governor went on to stress.

Vice president suggested that distribution of hurricane relief should be based on race

Biden’s initial failure to communicate with DeSantis was not his administration’s only controversy regarding its response to Hurricane Ian.

During an interview broadcast on CSPAN, Vice President Kamala Harris suggested that help to those who have been impacted should be prioritized based on race.

“It is our lowest-income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions,” Harris said.

“We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity,” she opined.