How Ron DeSantis played ‘culture war demagogue’ even after Hurricane Ian: conservative

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When President Joe Biden visited Florida on Wednesday, October 5, he met with Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida Republicans, including Sen. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio. DeSantis, who seldom misses an opportunity to demonize Biden, thanked the president for his quick response to the disaster.

“Mr. President, welcome to Florida,” DeSantis told Biden. “We appreciate working together across various levels of government.”

The far-right Florida governor and likely 2024 presidential candidate was polite to Biden, but in an October 7 opinion column for the Daily Beast, Never Trump conservative Matt Lewis points out that at the same time, he wasn’t “exactly warm.”

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This was by design, according to Lewis. Even after a major disaster like Hurricane Ian, Lewis laments, DeSantis wouldn’t miss a chance to play “culture war demagogue.”

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