Source: Kyle Becker
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took his running feud with President Joe Biden to another level on Friday with a snappy comeback to his “Governor who?” response on Thursday.
DeSantis had launched a salvo at the Biden administration for its blatantly disastrous response to the U.S. border crisis.
“Why don’t you do your job?” DeSantis said in a viral rant. “Why don’t you get this border secure? And until you do that, I don’t wanna hear a blip about COVID from you, thank you.”
White House correspondent for NBC News Kelly O’Donnell tried to get a reaction from the president. “Governor who?” he replied.
On Friday, DeSantis not only had a great response of his own, he escalated it. And then some. Watch:
DeSantis laughed when he was asked to respond to Biden’s quip.
“I guess I’m not surprised that Biden doesn’t remember me,” Governor DeSantis said. “I guess the question is, what else has he forgotten?” Advertisements
The audience let out a loud laugh.
“Biden’s forgotten about the crisis at our southern border, I can tell you that,” he went on. “Biden has forgotten about the inflation that is biting the budgets of families throughout our country.”
“Biden has forgotten about the demonstrators are fighting for freedom down in Cuba,” DeSantis added. “And Biden has even forgotten about the Constitution itself, as we saw with what he did with this moratorium.”
“And I can just tell you, I am the governor who protects parents and their ability to make the right choices for their kids’ education,” the governor said. “I am the governor who protects the jobs and education and businesses in Florida by not letting the federal government lock us down.”
“I am the governor who answers to the people of Florida, not the bureaucrats in Washington,” he remarked.
The Florida governor is not the only thing Biden has forgotten lately. On Friday, he completely forgot the population of the United States, and claimed that 350 million people were vaccinated.
“I remind myself, 350 million Americans have already been vaccinated,” he claimed. The population of the U.S. is 330 million people. Advertisements
Earlier, he forgot how much money was being given away in certain states for vaccination incentives, claiming it was $100,000 before correcting himself.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis thus seems to be drawing a bright line between himself and President Biden ahead of the 2024 electtions. Whether or not the Florida governor runs, and if Biden is able to run again for office, like he earlier planned, is very much an open question.