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Ron DeSantis’s (Latest) Very Bad Week
April 21, 2023
As Ron DeSantis continues to ramp up his out of state travel, headline after headline this week highlighted how he’s failing Floridians. Here’s a look back at Ron DeSantis’s very bad week.
DeSantis started the last week under fire for traveling out of state to promote his shadow presidential campaign while Fort Lauderdale faced catastrophic flooding.
Orlando Sentinel: DeSantis slammed for out-of-state politicking amid Fort Lauderdale flooding
Donald Trump Jr. dings DeSantis for not canceling travel during Florida flooding Politico:
Florida Democrats Criticize DeSantis’ Flood Response as Residents Deal With Aftermath NBC6:
Then, DeSantis was hit by members of his own party for going after the state’s largest employer, Disney, as he ramped up his attacks.
Republicans Hit DeSantis Over Disney Feud New York Times:
‘So unnecessary’: Republicans pile on DeSantis over Disney Politico:
Meanwhile, the presidential campaign he’s prioritizing over Floridians isn’t going too well for DeSantis.
Trump racks up Hill endorsements, while DeSantis faces headwinds CNN:
Reuters: Trump racks up Florida endorsements in blow to DeSantis
Trump’s Florida endorsements send DeSantis a stinging message Vox:
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune : DeSantis struggling on home turf as two more Florida congressmen back Trump
Finally, with just two weeks left in the legislative session, even DeSantis’s staunchest allies are reportedly “deeply frustrated” with DeSantis’s take over of the legislative branch to serve his own ambitions.
‘Deeply frustrated’: Florida legislators worn out by DeSantis Politico: