Watch: DeSantis Scorches 'A Fellow by the Name of Brandon' Over the Economy
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) torched President Joe Biden over the state of the economy, appearing to refer to him as “a fellow by the name of Brandon.”
DeSantis took aim at Biden after signing the 2022-23 state budget of $109.9 billion on Thursday.
“We have to look at what we’re doing against the backdrop of what’s going on in Washington, D.C. and particularly there’s a fellow by the name of Brandon that people talk about, that we have to contend with,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis was referring to the slogan used by Republicans to diss the president, “Let’s Go Brandon.”
He continued, “I see this news report where Biden is so frustrated that his approval ratings are in the toilet. He can’t understand. He’s lashing out at his staff. He’s blaming other people. He’s blaming the media.”
The governor argued Biden, upon entering office, “Immediately waged war against American energy production. You see record gas prices in the United States, well that’s a big reason why, because of his policies.”
He explained, “You look at what they did in terms of fiscal and monetary, printing and borrowing trillions and trillions of dollars. What did you get for that? The most sustained inflation this country has seen in over 40 years.”
Additionally, DeSantis criticized Biden for damaging the economy with his COVID-19 policies.
Watch his comments below:
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“And he failed to take leadership and take decisive action to alleviate the supply chain crisis that we’ve seen really beguiling not only this country but places around the world. And so he has created the circumstances that have led to this resounding disapproval of what he has done,” DeSantis explained.
On Wednesday, CNN reported on Gallup’s most recent Economic Confidence Index number, which “summarizes Americans’ ratings of current economic conditions and whether the economy is getting better or worse.”
The rating from May is -45.
CNN explained the number “is the public’s most negative view of the economy Gallup has measured since the end of the Great Recession in early 2009.”
On Tuesday, Biden met with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and declared he is focused on inflation.
“I’m meeting with the chairman today and Secretary Yellen to discuss my top priority, that is addressing inflation in order to transition from historic recovery to a steady growth for American families,” Biden said.
He continued, “And my plan is to address inflation, starts with a simple proposition: respect the Fed, respect the Fed’s independence, which I have done and will continue to do.”
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