“To say it’s not a big deal, that just shows you don’t understand what a lot of these issues are right now.”
Posted BY: Steve Watson
After Donald Trump proclaimed at the weekend that he doesn’t like the term ‘woke’ because nobody knows what it really means, his GOP challenger Ron DeSantis charged that those who do not treat it as an “existential threat” are missing the point.
Commenting to reporters on Trump’s comments, DeSantis noted “Woke is an existential threat to our society,” adding that “to say it’s not a big deal, that just shows you don’t understand what a lot of these issues are right now.”
DeSantis described woke as a “form of Cultural Marxism,” and “basically a war on the truth,” adding “it’s about putting merit and achievement behind identity politics.”
“As that has infected institutions, and it has corrupted institutions. So, you’ve got to be willing to fight the woke, we’ve done that in Florida, and we proudly consider ourselves the state where woke goes to die,” DeSantis urged.