How can DeSantis “snub” Biden when there were no plans for them to meet in the first place?
Whether or not you support Florida governor Ron DeSantis in the GOP primary, you’d be hard-pressed to argue that he’s not an outstanding governor.
Indeed, he shines just as brightly when it comes to tackling emergencies from Communist China buying our state’s farmland to a national or global digital currency to covid and hurricanes as he does in battling Democrats’ plans to destroy our nation with Critical Race Theory, racist “anti-racist” training, and transgender indoctrination in our state’s classrooms.
DeSantis’ steady hand and superlative leadership ensured that those in the path of Hurricane Idalia received immediate and competent aid to restore power and other services and to get bridges and roads opened back up as quickly as humanly possible.
🚨 CBS NEWS: “Almost immediately” first responders were in the area where Hurricane Idalia first hit.
“The response is pretty quick.” pic.twitter.com/RzyhSlm8Nj
— Chris Nelson 🇺🇸 🏝 (@ReOpenChris) August 30, 2023
DESANTIS WARNS LOOTERS AFTER #IDALIA: "We are not gonna tolerate any looting in the aftermath."
"You never know what you're walking into […] This part of Florida – you got a lot of advocates and proponents of the 2nd Amendment […] 'You loot, we shoot.'" pic.twitter.com/beEzGum7Ba
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) August 30, 2023
DeSantis: Since Hurricane Idalia made landfall, power has been restored for 420,000 customers — in just over 24 hours.
Restoring power for Floridians “is priority number one.” pic.twitter.com/gYj24cVSX1
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) August 31, 2023
In less than 12 hours after Hurricane #Idalia made landfall, FDOT was able to clear all state bridges, including the Cedar Key Bridge.
This is an important step in recovery and will allow first responders, law enforcement, utility linemen and supplies to come onto the island.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 31, 2023
Florida Division of Emergency Management Executive Director @KevinGuthrieFL: Within just 48 hours of Hurricane Idalia making landfall, the state of Florida is moving trailers into Horseshoe Beach for those without shelter.
“Governor, we couldn’t do that without your leadership.” pic.twitter.com/DcoktqKRDs
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) September 1, 2023
DeSantis doesn’t stand around waiting for FEMA to worry about the “equitable” and “antiracist” way to distribute aid; he jumps in and gets things done for all Floridians.
Florida is partnering with @Publix to send supplies to Levy County as they recover from Idalia.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 3, 2023
— Team DeSantis (@TeamDeSantis) September 3, 2023
Earlier this week I met with Eileen Lilley, who was in desperate need of help after she lost her home from Idalia. @FLSERT has already been able to bring her a new trailer to live in until she is able to rebuild. We were also able to bring her supplies to get her through this… pic.twitter.com/d8cXTBr8dQ
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 2, 2023
Cedar Key: A business owner said she was so happy to see Gov. DeSantis come and visit her damaged restaurant.
"It means a lot to us. It gives us a lot of comfort to know that he is part of what's going on and has been always supportive to his people in Florida. God bless him."… pic.twitter.com/SGOu3n01PA
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) September 1, 2023
Today I met with residents in Madison County who were heavily impacted by Idalia.
Operation BBQ Relief has been serving hot meals at Madison County High School and they will continue to be in the community to meet outstanding needs. pic.twitter.com/qCHemZGp33
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 2, 2023
DeSantis absolutely rejects the Democrats’ insanity about human beings being the sole cause of climate change and Team Biden’s laughable claim that his rejection of string-riddled federal ‘climate’ aid somehow caused Hurricane Idalia.
Ron DeSantis hammers corporate media and the Left for trying to use natural disasters to “advance their agenda on the backs of people that are suffering.”
“There was a storm that went on this almost exact track in 1896. It had 125 mph winds just like [Hurricane Idalia]…The… pic.twitter.com/qUOspAocmZ
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) September 3, 2023
It is against this backdrop of DeSantis’ admirable leadership that the left had a mental breakdown because DeSantis chose not to meet with Joe “I am the Democratic Party” Biden, who for some reason decided (or had decided for him) that he’d be a welcome in sight in Florida in the midst of a disaster. He wasn’t. At least not in Live Oak, FL.
Florida warmly welcomed Joe Biden with chants of “Let’s go Brandon!”, “F*ck Joe Biden!” and “Fuck you!”
Biden visited Live Oak following Hurricane Idalia to survey the damage—and pledged support from the federal government. DeSantis declined to join him.pic.twitter.com/1Gv0CltVL9
— Julia 🇺🇸 (@Jules31415) September 2, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden said he will meet with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis when he visits the state on Saturday to survey damage from this week’s Hurricane Idalia.
But DeSantis’s spokesman, Jeremy Redfern, said there were no plans for the two men to meet.
So Biden just put it out there that he was coming to our state and was going to meet with our governor? Without actually arranging such a meeting first? In an attempt to what? Force a meeting?
My first thought was this:
The Narrative industry is very upset that DeSantis didn’t let them do this to him.
I’m impressed he saw it coming. pic.twitter.com/nOThgdtOY1
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) September 2, 2023
Not only did he not take the bait, but he was clearly very busy dealing with a real disaster that affected a good number of people in his state. He didn’t have time to deal with a doddering old corruptocrat who just wanted a photo-op and had zero to offer anyone in our state.
Apparently, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) did meet with Biden, which is fine since he has no role in governing or doing much of anything in the state. Even ABC News had to admit that DeSantis met with FEMA and the Biden team to ensure minimal interference in the state’s recovery efforts.
President Joe Biden on Saturday surveyed damage caused by Hurricane Idalia and reassured the storm’s victims of the federal government’s response, after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis chose not to meet with him.
While on the ground in Florida, Biden said he was not disappointed that DeSantis rejected a meeting with him.
“No, I’m not disappointed,” Biden said Saturday afternoon. “He may have had other reasons because- but he did help us plan this. He sat with FEMA and decided where we should go, where it’d be the least disruption.”
Biden then commended Florida Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican, who in contrast with DeSantis joined the president on his tour of some of the hardest-hit areas. The president said he was “very pleased” that Scott was present even though they do not agree on “very much at all.”
Of course, the Democrats, their media propagandists, and their ‘Republican’ allies had a field day calling DeSantis “evil” for the ‘absolute outrage’ of ‘snubbing’ a completely useless and utterly corrupt president during a disaster.
Here are just a few of the ludicrous headlines:
- Independent: “Hurricane Idalia updates: Biden promises to ‘take care of Florida’ on visit after DeSantis snub”
- Newsweek: “DeSantis Snubs Biden’s Post-Idalia Visit as Rick Scott Praises President”
- Fox News: “White House says ‘there was no indication’ DeSantis would snub Biden visit after Idalia”
How can DeSantis “snub” Biden when there were no plans for them to meet in the first place? I guess he snubbed Team Biden’s attempt to bully and shame him into a photo-op?
Nothing screams Ron DeSantis more than quietly taking in federal government resources provided by President Biden, & then staging a political stunt by refusing to meet with President Biden when he travels to Florida. The man is truly evil & pathetic. Screw Ron DeSantis.
— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) September 2, 2023
'Absolutely Outrageous!' Republican CNN Analyst TORCHES DeSantis For Not Meeting Biden During Hurricane Idalia Visit https://t.co/37HvayVj8M
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) September 2, 2023
Needless to say, people have thoughts.
Those funds do not belong to the president. They come from the pockets of Americans and are designed to go to Americans that need them in a crisis. For you to act like the president should be owed a photo opp because he signed off on a declaration is despicable.
— Kyle Lamb (@kylamb8) September 2, 2023
So, what would be the purpose of them meeting if not a political stunt?
Why waste time? This is not the 17th century. We have phones and computers now. Their people on both sides have ongoing lines of communication. That's how things get done efficiently.
— MetallikKat (@MetallikKat) September 2, 2023
From the Gov's team: “In these rural communities, and so soon after impact, the security preparations alone that would go into setting up such a meeting would shut down ongoing recovery efforts,”
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) September 2, 2023
Senile old guy who frequently doesn't know what's going on: I'm meeting with DeSantis
Team DeSantis: What? We didn't agree to that
State media outlets: HOW DARE DESANTIS SNUB THE PRESIDENT!?!!!
— Tom Kattman (@TomKattman) September 2, 2023
" I know your pain, I lost my son Beau in a hurricane"
~Joe Biden, probably
— mallen2023 (@mallen202311572) September 2, 2023
I think there may have been time when deciding to prioritize his state and disaster relief over meeting with the sitting president might have appeared unseemly, but those days are long gone now, and to my mind, DeSantis did the right thing here.DONATE
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