DeSantis Shreds Biden: America’s Enemies Know He’s Weak, Focuses On Kindergarteners While World Burns

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed President Joe Biden during a Fox News interview on Wednesday night over his chaotic pullout from Afghanistan

Per The Daily Wire:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed President Joe Biden during a Fox News interview on Wednesday night over his chaotic pullout from Afghanistan, saying that America’s enemies view him as weak and that Biden is more focused on masking kindergartners than he is fixing serious problems in the world.

“Well, he’s asleep at the switch,” DeSantis told Fox News host Sean Hannity when asked how Biden botched the situation in Afghanistan. “When you’re leaving thousands of Americans to fend for themselves behind enemy lines, that matters. When you’re leaving billions of dollars in military equipment for our enemies to just take, that matters. It’s going to make that area a disaster.”

“Obviously, Americans are at risk,” DeSantis continued. “And Sean, you know, who’s looking at this? China, Russia, North Korea, all of our adversaries are taking the measure of Joe Biden. And they see that this is not somebody who’s capable of leading with conviction and leading on the world stage. So they are going to do everything they can, as long as he’s president to take advantage of that. And I think we’re in for a rocky three and a half years, as long as he’s president.”

“He was on vacation; they had to ply him off of vacation to give a kind of a half-cocked statement on camera that he said wasn’t taking questions,” DeSantis concluded. “Then he goes back on vacation, and he is obsessed while you have all this stuff going on with Afghanistan, obviously all this stuff at the southern border — which you and I have talked about one of the biggest border disasters in the history of our country — inflation, gas prices, and what does he do? He is obsessed with having the government force kindergarteners to wear masks all day in school.”

DeSantis later added, “And you got to wonder, where are your priorities that you’re so obsessed with this issue and so obsessed with taking away parent’s rights and you’re letting Afghanistan burn, our border burn, and so many other things in country fall to pieces?”

TRANSCRIPT:

RON DESANTIS, FLORIDA GOVERNOR: Well, he’s asleep at the switch. And first, let me say I mean, obviously, after 9/11, we needed to go in and rout the Taliban and Al Qaeda. But I think in hindsight we should have come home after that. I think trying to do the democracy and all that, I think has been very problematic. Now, having said that, and I think Trump was right to say we needed to come home from Afghanistan, how you do that matters; when you’re leaving thousands of Americans to fend for themselves behind enemy lines, that matters. When you’re leaving billions of dollars in military equipment for our enemies to just take, that matters. It’s going to make that area a disaster. Obviously, Americans are at risk. And Sean, you know, who’s looking at this? China, Russia, North Korea, all of our adversaries are taking the measure of Joe Biden. And they see that this is not somebody who’s capable of leading with conviction and leading on the world stage. So they are going to do everything they can, as long as he’s president, to take advantage of that. And I think we’re in for a rocky three and a half years, as long as he’s president.

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: I don’t know how we get every American out of this safely. There was one big part of the President’s message and this is the call that I keep referring to — confirmed on this program last night by Mark Meadows, the Chief of Staff, Donald Trump was very clear that the Taliban, if you step out of line one time, I will obliterate you, there would be no waiting. It would happen immediately and expeditiously. That was missing as 10%, 20%, 40%, 60%, 70% of the country was taken over by the Taliban. Joe Biden didn’t lift a finger, governor. How do you not react when it’s happening before your eyes?

DESANTIS: Well, not only that, he was on vacation, they had to ply him off of vacation to give a kind of a half-cocked statement on camera that he said wasn’t taking questions. Then he goes back on vacation, and he is obsessed while you have all this stuff going on with Afghanistan, obviously all this stuff at the southern border — which you and I have talked about — one of the biggest border disasters in the history of our country, inflation, gas prices — and what does he do? He is obsessed with having the government force kindergarteners to wear masks all day in school.