The Republican GOP debate in Milwaukee made waves as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wasted no time launching pointed critiques at President Joe Biden and advocating for a renaissance of the American spirit. Here’s the whole story.
DeSantis’ Fiery Rhetoric and Determination
The event, which took place on Wednesday, August 23, showcased DeSantis’ fiery rhetoric and his determination to present himself as a strong contender for the party’s leadership.
As the debate commenced, DeSantis seized the opportunity to lay out his vision for the country’s future, attributing the current state of affairs to a conscious choice rather than an inevitability.
“Our country is in decline. This decline is not inevitable, it’s a choice,” DeSantis declared, drawing applause from the audience.
In his opening statement, the Florida governor wasted no time attacking President Biden’s policies and advocating for a change in direction.
“We Must Reverse Bidenomics So That Middle-Class Families Have a Chance To Succeed Again”
“We need to send Joe Biden back to his basement and reverse American decline. We must reverse Bidenomics so that middle-class families have a chance to succeed again,” DeSantis said, framing his candidacy as a response to the perceived shortcomings of the current administration.
Continuing his line of criticism, DeSantis directed his attention to Hunter Biden.
“We cannot succeed as a country if you are working hard and you can’t afford groceries, a car, or a new home while Hunter Biden can make hundreds of thousands of dollars on lousy paintings,” DeSantis added.
DeSantis’ willingness to target the Bidens is not new, as he has previously referenced issues such as drugs found in the White House.
“My Kids Are Six, Five, and Three. So, They Aren’t Going To Be Bringing Any Cocaine Into the White House When I’m President”
Taking a direct shot at Hunter Biden’s past struggles with addiction, DeSantis humorously contrasted his own family situation.
“You know, the good thing about us is, you know, my kids are six, five, and three. So, they aren’t going to be bringing any cocaine into the White House when I’m president,” he said.
The mention of drugs in the White House refers to a previous incident where the Secret Service discovered white powder.
However, the agency could not determine the source due to lack of evidence.
“You’ll Need Help Getting Out of the Basement of Candidate Polling”
The Secret Service statement stated, “Without physical evidence, the investigation will not be able to single out a person of interest from the hundreds of individuals who passed through the vestibule where the cocaine was discovered.”
Several social media users expressed their thoughts on the incident.
One Twitter user wrote, “Why would Ron be the one to do that? He’s not even doing the job he has.”
Another user added, “You’ll need help getting out of the basement of candidate polling.”
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Source: OK Magazine