There has never been a president quite like Donald Trump. And while it was clear that the 45th president was willing to violate his power, everything was done in a buffoonish way. So what would happen if someone slightly smarter than Trump, but with similar goals, was voted into the White House. According to former Republican Congressman David Jolly, that would be the case if Ron DeSantis became president.
“Ron DeSantis is far more dangerous than Donald Trump,” Jolly told Nicolle Wallace. “He’s more savvy. He’s more coy. And he doesn’t have the pitfalls that Donald Trump does.”
After referencing a recent speech where DeSantis claimed he “freed Florida,” Jolly continued:
“Florida’s not free if your kids can’t be exposed to the full curriculum that would make them smarter and better-educated students. Florida’s not free if you can’t get a test or treatment for Covid. Florida’s not free if you don’t have access to the ballot box. Florida’s not free if you’re a voter and you vote and by a majority, determined home rule and then Governor DeSantis says, ‘I’m not going to let you do that’ and he knee-caps local voters.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
"What's happening is utterly ridiculous, I can't even describe it any plainer than that. It's almost… an effort against minority voters period and I am alarmed at what's happening here in Florida in the legislature" – FL State Sen. Audrey Gibson w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/9sglZcBFo8See Also
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.