DeSantis Rallies GOP, Targets Biden

As he draws increased attention as a potential 2024 presidential candidate, Gov. Ron DeSantis focused heavily Saturday night on President Joe Biden while rallying Republicans for this year’s elections.

Twice in the first minute after taking the stage for a dinner speech at the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit, DeSantis tossed out the name “Brandon,” a derogatory reference to Biden, as he contrasted Florida’s recovery from the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic to current federal economic policies.

“When you look at what we’ve done in Florida, we have stood up to the media, we have stood up to people like (federal infectious-disease expert Anthony) Fauci, and we have stood up to Brandon himself to keep Florida free,” DeSantis said to loud applause from a packed ballroom at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Broward County.

DeSantis also drew cheers when he compared Biden to a “stumbling” deer in the headlights unable to use a teleprompter and then facetiously wished the president well after testing positive for COVID-19.
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