Biden blindsides Trump’s Florida ally

In a sign from Biden’s muffled microphone, DeSantis was not asked for criticism from the former vice president at either of his two press conferences on Wednesday. DeSantis continued to praise Trump for his “great job”, but he rubbed himself against the number of New Yorkers who can fly to FloridaThis could potentially result in the spread of the coronavirus, which would nullify some strategies to contain accommodation.

“The guidelines are ineffective because you have flights,” DeSantis said.

Referring to Trump, DeSantis reiterated that his approach to healing, which cannot be worse than the disease, explains the potential economic and social devastation due to the government’s prescribed social detachment.

“Not only will you see economic ramifications from it, you will also see many ramifications for public health,” he continued. “I’m worried about the psychological impact of what’s going on. I’m worried about drug abuse based on some of the transfers. I’m worried about suicide. I’m worried about domestic violence. And I’m worried about child abuse. In everyone In such a situation, all the stuff goes up. This is perhaps one of the most significant situations that people have faced. “

Biden advisers and Democrats believe that DeSantis and Trump’s policies will ultimately result in both a public health disaster and a poor economy for Trump, who was planning to apply for reelection on his economic record.

In 2016 Trump won Florida with 1.2 percentage points. Florida A large older population lives on investment, which makes the corona virus a double threat as it kills older people and social distancing harms the stock market.

“In a one percent state where the incumbent GOP governor has been classified as slow, this can make a difference,” said Greg Goddard, a state democratic advisor who served as finance director for former presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar in the southeast.

Florida Campaign spokeswoman Emma Vaughn accused the Democrats of “politicizing a national emergency … Now is not the time for partisan politics – we’re Floridians first.”

Biden consultants say he focuses on Florida because it’s the figurehead for dangerous politics that is based on political calculation, not public health. They refer to editorials Criticize DeSantis, Stories about the state relatively slow response and a infamous interview with drunk spring breakers who don’t express concern in Miami Beach that the coronavirus occurs in a state with a significant older population.

Biden’s criticism of DeSantis and Trump followed a new one national television advertising Unite The Country, a pro-biden super PAC that highlights Trump’s statements in which the virus threat was downplayed earlier this month. This was followed by state democrats who sent a letter to DeSantis asking him to issue a nationwide protection order.

One of the congressmen who signed the letter, Rep. Ted Deutch, said DeSantis had to use his close relationship with the president to get more equipment and help for Florida.

“The governor has a chance to use his relationship with the President of the United States,” said Deutch. “So yes. Florida is a really important state. But when Vice President Biden points out what the governor is doing wrong, it’s fair to mention it. “

Gary Fineout contributed to this report.

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