Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was asked by the Tallahassee press corps if he would now “accept Joe Biden as the President-elect” on Tuesday.
DeSantis’s response was not to the liking of his probable 2022 gubernatorial candidate and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), who asserted that because she believes DeSantis owes President Donald Trump his job, the sitting Florida governor answered the way he did.
What the heck DeSantis say?!
DeSantis did not say that he acknowledge Biden as the new president-elect but rather gave an explanation as to why many millions of Americans may not support Biden’s presidency.
DeSantis reminded reporters that back in 2016, the then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that Russian President Vladimir Putin stole the election from her.
Democrats embraced Clinton’s narrative which led to the now-debunked Trump-Russian collusion hoax.
Over the past four years, as DeSantis points out, Democrats have refused to accept President Trump’s presidency.
“Its’ not for me to do,” said DeSantis. “Here’s what I would say. Obviously, we did our thing in Florida, the college voted you know…
But I can tell you I think a lot of the frustration for folks that supported the president was, you know we were four years with people not accepting him. I mean Hillary the last week of the election was saying Putin stole it.”
DeSantis is right.
The debunked Russian collusion claims brought about the Mueller investigation that lead to House Democrats impeaching Trump.
Fried has made a name for herself for dressing down DeSantis and Trump, an ill-advised move that as we mentioned in an early story, compromised her political future.
Does Nikki Fried accept President Trump as her president?
The case can be made that Fried owes her job to then-former vice president Biden who endorsed her 2018 AG commissioner race, or does she owe her job to the thousands of votes that came out of nowhere in blue counties like Broward County?
Friend barely squeaked past her Republican opponent state Rep. Matt Caldwell.
We get it — you owe @realDonaldTrump your job.
It’s time you put Floridians’ needs and future ahead of your own. https://t.co/aSTMTUsrh4
— Nikki Fried (@nikkifried) December 15, 2020