Ron DeSantis Slams Biden for ‘Lack of Leadership’ on Afghanistan, U.S. Border, Economy

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of a monoclonal antibody site August 18, 2021, in Pembroke Pines, Florida. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
AP Photo/Marta Lavandier

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke Thursday at the opening of another monoclonal antibody therapy facility to treat people who have coronavirus, slamming President Joe Biden for his “lack of leadership” on multiple fronts, including “gifting” military equipment to terrorists in Afghanistan.

The Florida Politics website reported on DeSantis’s remarks. He said:

You look around the country, you look around the world right now. I mean, we have Americans that are just being hung out to dry in Afghanistan. We’ve got billions of dollars of military equipment that’s just basically being gifted to terrorist groups. Things that the taxpayers paid for. Things that our men and women used.

DeSantis also mentioned the porous U.S. border with Mexico, where thousands of people have been crossing in the country.

TIJUANA, MEXICO - JULY 22: Asylum-seeking migrants wait in line for donated food at a makeshift migrant camp on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro Port of Entry on July 22, 2021 in Tijuana, Mexico. Around 2,000 migrants are waiting at the camp for the opportunity to apply for asylum in the United States. While the Biden administration has haltingly restarted the asylum system along the southwest border, only a few hundred people per day who are deemed the most vulnerable are being allowed to cross the border with Title 42 exceptions. Thousands of asylum seekers remain stuck in Tijuana in precarious conditions. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Asylum-seeking migrants wait in line for donated food at a makeshift migrant camp on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro Port of Entry on July 22, 2021 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

“You look at the border,” DeSantis said. “People just pouring in. They don’t even tell you where they’re bringing these people in. We figured out they dump people in Jacksonville and some of these other places. It’s totally out of control. We’ve never seen anything like what we’re seeing now.”

And DeSantis criticized Biden’s handling of the economy.

“You look at inflation,” DeSantis said. “The prices are going out of control, particularly gas prices, that’s putting a huge hamper on working people, having to pay so much when they’re going to get gas.”

HOUSTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 04: A customer shops at a Walmart store on August 04, 2021 in Houston, Texas. The cost of back-to-school items is on the rise due to a combination of delays in U.S. manufacturing and heightened consumer demand for goods. The steep increases are partially due to both elementary and college-aged students returning back to school after missing in-person class sessions during the pandemic. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

A customer shops at a Walmart store on August 04, 2021, in Houston, Texas. The cost of back-to-school items is on the rise due to a combination of delays in U.S. manufacturing and heightened consumer demand for goods. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

DeSantis said Biden is more concerned about forcing children to wear masks than deal with pressing issues facing the country.

Earlier this week, DeSantis announced he was expanding access to monoclonal antibody treatment sites for Floridians diagnosed with coronavirus.

“We are working to raise awareness about monoclonal antibodies because they save lives and reduce severe illness and risk of hospitalization,” DeSantis said. “Today, I am proud to further expand access to treatment with the opening of a monoclonal antibody treatment site in Broward County. We will continue to open more sites to support Floridians’ ability to receive this treatment which has been proven to be safe and effective.”

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