Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasted President Joe Biden on Sunday following Biden’s speech at the G7 conference, saying that America’s enemies were watching as Biden displayed low energy and passivity on the world stage.
“I think it’s quite a contrast from his predecessor,” DeSantis told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures. “I think that President Biden is someone that’s much more passive on the world stage, not nearly as assertive as somebody like Donald Trump was. I think his energy level is obviously much lower. And so I think that’s just something that people are sizing up. I think that our adversaries are watching that.”
“I didn’t hear very much in the way of holding China accountable for their role in covering up the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he continued. “I think that’s absolutely essential that China be held accountable for their role in that, as well as any bureaucrats in the United States who may have been covering it up.”
DeSantis went on to criticize Biden for his comments on the economy, saying that Biden’s policies were aimed to please European elites, but did little for American workers.
“They were talking economically a lot about other countries, [Biden] was talking about reducing energy production worldwide, and I couldn’t help but think, here in the United States, he’s leaving a lot of people behind,” DeSantis said. “Look at all the workers he left behind by canceling the Keystone XL pipeline. Those were thousands and thousands of very good jobs. And then also think about family budgets, with the sharp increase in gas prices, and then the overall budding inflation that we are seeing that’s being fueled by his big-spending policies. So, I think that his performance probably played well with European elites. Not sure that there was much in it for Middle America.”
A full transcript of DeSantis’s comments is available here.