In an interview late Monday, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended recently calling President Joe Biden’s administration the “Brandon administration.”
The reference is to the slogan “Let’s Go Brandon,” a viral anti-Biden meme that has taken the nation by storm.
DeSantis made his remarks during an interview with Florida affiliate WPEC CBS12.
EXCLUSIVE: @GovRonDeSantis defends his comment last week labeling the Biden Admin “the Brandon Administration.” Calls it “a joke.”
When pressed, says it was no worse than what was said about Trump.
— Jay O'Brien (@jayobtv) November 8, 2021
Gov. DeSantis: ‘A lot of your folks in the national media, they get very sensitive to it’
Reporter Jay O’Brien asked DeSantis about his recent use of the phrase “the Brandon administration” and if the governor thought it was appropriate.
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O’Brien asked, “Do you feel that that is the proper level of exchange between a governor and a president?”
DeSantis turned the tables, replying, “Well, let me ask you how he’s treated us. Well, look, I think it’s a joke but honestly, one of the reasons why that has taken on is because a lot of your folks in the national media, they get very sensitive to it.”
“Because what happened was people were chanting something else very colorful,” DeSantis continued. “You had a reporter though, say it was ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ when that’s not really what was said.”
“I think the reason why it’s caught on is because I think it needles the national media a little bit because look, they’ve become very partisan,” the governor explained.
DeSantis noted that the media likes to protect this president, but where were they when awful things were being said about former President Donald Trump?
.@GovRonDeSantis was asked if the “Let’s go Brandon” movement is “proper”
His response was perfect. pic.twitter.com/RR9VHRvmFu
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 9, 2021
DeSantis: ‘Was there hand wringing about the stuff said about Trump for four years? No, there wasn’t’
“Was there hand wringing about the stuff said about Trump for four years? No, there wasn’t,” DeSantis said.
“Let’s Go, Brandon” originated from an NBC reporter attempting to cover up a “F*** Joe Biden” chant at a NASCAR race by saying the crowd was yelling “Let’s Go, Brandon” to show support for NASCAR driver Brandon Brown.
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