FLORIDA Governor Ron DeSantis took aim at President Joe Biden on Friday, days after the president replied “Governor who?” when asked about the DeSantis’ criticisms of him.
Speaking at a conférence de presse, DeSantis continued a theme popular with former President Donald Trump and many Republicans: mocking Biden’s memory.
When asked about the president pretending to not know who he is, DeSantis replied: “I guess I’m not surprised that Biden doesn’t remember me.
“I guess the question is what else has he forgotten?”
DeSantis’ comments came on a day when Florida recorded a new record of 134,500 COVID-19 cases this week, according to data released by the Florida Department of Health on Friday evening.
The figure was the state’s highest infection rate in a single week since March 2020 et 22 percent higher than the state’s previous week’s total.
Biden and DeSantis have clashed over policies surrounding the handling of the coronavirus pandemic over recent weeks – particularly since the newer and more contagious delta variant began spreading across the country.
The president previously suggested governors like Mr. DeSantis should either “help” fight the coronavirus or “get out of the way.”
DeSantis, pourtant, has blamed the president for failing to stop the spread of the virus across the border.
The governor has refused to change course on his approach to the pandemic, clashing with Biden and reporters about the likes of mask mandates.
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After reopening Florida’s economy last spring and keeping things that way, DeSantis is hoping a similar gamble will pay off again, despite COVID-19 hospitalizations rising due to the new variant.
Plus tôt cette semaine, DeSantis said: “We can either have a free society, or we can have a biomedical security state.
“And I can tell you: Floride, we’re a free state. People are going to be free to choose to make their own decisions.”