Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis took time away from syphoning millions of dollars of taxpayer money into the hands of his donors by way of inhumane political stunts to go on Fox News and actually thank President Joe Biden for not being like twice-impeached Donald Trump. Hurricane Ian is hitting Florida harder and faster than many expected, and the damage and flooding make a need for aid from the federal government essential.
On Sean Hannity’s Fox News barf-fest Tuesday evening, Gov. DeSantis skipped right past his previous fact-free rhetoric concerning President Biden not caring about Floridians, and said that the “Biden administration has approved a request for a pre-landfall declaration and did that very quickly,” adding that “we are thankful for that.” He even had to admit that it was his “sense, that the administration really wants to help.”
That’s quite a far cry from a few months ago, when the Florida man was telling the press that "There is one fella that just hates Florida, and his name is Joe Biden. He's always criticizing us, always trying to take potshots at Florida. He does things like take our medication, he stiffs storm victims of relief just because he doesn't like the governor."
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An important thing to remember here is that while Gov. DeSantis was busy handling questions about how many times he’s willing to abuse innocent families in his greed to generate national political capital, the Biden administration was well ahead of the problem.
Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that an emergency exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Ian beginning on September 23, 2022, and continuing.
That’s five days ago. Five days ago, DeSantis was busy doing damage control for one of the racist assholes he tried to appoint to an important county position. The New York Times reports that when DeSantis had to sheepishly admit he had spoken with the president of the United States, that president didn’t ask him to believe a pretend Sharpie drawing he made wishing away the hurricane. In fact, according to DeSantis, Biden “said all hands on deck, that he wants to be helpful. He said whatever you need, ask us. He was inviting us to request support.”
While it is half the fault of Florida that their governor is a dunderhead corrupt greedy dirtbag, they are still citizens of the United States and are lucky to have a president that believes the job of the commander in chief is to try and make the lives of all Americans better in any way possible.
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