Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis answered whether he was “ready to answer the call” if asked to run for president during an interesting interview with James Golden, aka Bo Snerdley, who has his own ‘Rush Hour’ and Saturday morning radio shows on WABC in New York.
The popular Republican politician offered his advice on what will serve well for the future of the GOP. Noting that they’ve known each other “for many, many years,” DeSantis called Golden a “good friend” before the former Rush Limbaugh producer began the interview with a focus on the pandemic.
In pointing out that DeSantis “took so much grief” in resisting efforts to shut down Florida and that it was a “rough” time for him, Golden asked the governor what led him to make a decision that few others were willing to make — a decision that ultimately proved to be correct, he added.
“Well, one we were just following the evidence and the data and I think a lot of what was happening at the time was hysteria,” DeSantis replied. “I think the media was trying to weaponize Covid to defeat Donald Trump and I also think they were making it very partisan to attack Republican governors. I was the number one target, but they were attacking other Republican governors as well.”
DeSantis pointed to keeping kids in schools as a key factor that proved to be right, and stressed that Florida did not suffer financially as many blue states did as a result of “lock down governors.”
He also insisted that Florida has a “much healthier” society that is less driven by fear, and told Golden that the Sunshine State led the country in “net in-migration.”
“If people had listened to the media, then they’d be fleeing to California and Illinois. Instead, they’re fleeing to the state of Florida because it’s a free state,” DeSantis said.
Shifting the focus to DeSantis taking on Disney after the family entertainment giant pushed all in with the radical left to oppose a law banning sexual instruction for K-3 students, even vowing to fight to overturn the law, Golden asked the governor if Disney CEO Bob Chapek ever reached out to him as he vowed to do.
DeSantis said he has not heard from Chapek but that he spoke with the executive before the company took action, telling him not to get involved and that “it would be a huge mistake for them to get involved.”
“How do you say that you are going to have the hill to die on to be Florida’s parental rights bill, that basically says parents can send their kid to kindergarten without having woke gender ideology shoved down their throats,” he said, before noting that Disney makes a “fortune” doing business in China and other areas where there are blatant human rights abuses.
He emphasized that it was Disney’s vow to have the law repealed that really irked him.
“I think it’s very important for our state that our state is governed by the best interests of the people in Florida, that it’s not governed by some Burbank, California-based corporation that has close ties to the CCP (Chines Communist Party),” DeSantis said.
As a father to three small children, he also said the Zoom videos showing Disney officials talking about injecting sexuality into their programming — see “queerness” — were especially troubling and that while the company is free to do what it wants, Florida does not have to subsidize it. He then went into detail about the state passing a law revoking a special district created for Disney allowing the company to essentially govern its own business in the state.
The interview also touched on DeSantis’ wife being treated for breast cancer and the state’s effort to dedicate $100 million to fight cancer.
“He stood by me the entire time. Not only did he do that, he never missed a chemotherapy appointment. Six of those. Sitting in there, very uncomfortable. He held my hand through everything.”@CaseyDeSantis on @RonDeSantisFL‘s unwavering support through her battle with cancer ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/HyejwHmbNT
— Team DeSantis 🐊 (@teamrondesantis) May 19, 2022
School choice was also discussed and how parents in Florida are being given “meaningful choices” when it comes to education and how this was having a positive impact on public schools.
But Golden was not going to let the interview close without a subtle poke about 2024.
“If the voters of the United States say they want Ron DeSantis as their president are you ready to answer the call?” he asked.
DeSantis reminded Golden that he has a reelection battle coming up in November and assured him that he was ready to answer that call.
“But I will say this, all I have done is do my job,” he added. “And so now I’m known in a lot of these other states — it’s very rare for a governor to be known like this — and so I think though that it’s a lesson for other Republicans to lead, be on offense. Get in front of issues, get things done and people respond.”
He stressed that a victory in November “will really be a signal nationally to say the Republican Party does best when you’re on offense, when you’re winning. when you’re not worried about what the media says about you, when you’re actually standing for voters. And that’s what we’ve done from the time I became governor until now, and that’s what we’re going to keep doing.”
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