As it seems, Ron “Don’t Say Gay” DeSantis doesn’t solely hate LGBTQ+ folks. Apparently, he doesn’t take care of World War II veterans, both.
At a current meet-and-greet in Iowa, the flailing Florida governor was alerted there was a WW II veteran in attendance. Instead of approaching the wartime hero, DeSantis gave a easy nod, and went again to take a photograph with anyone else.
“DeSantis gave a nod in the veteran’s direction, flashed a thumbs-up, thanked him for his service and turned back to someone else waiting for a photo with him,” reports MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin.
But that wasn’t the tip of DeSantis’ pained interplay with one of many males chargeable for defeating fascism. Iowa governor Kim Reynolds, a Republican, yelled to DeSantis that the veteran would additionally like his signature.
So DeSantis scribbled his identify on a chunk of paper; and as soon as once more, moved on to the following voter.
When requested once more whether or not he knew there was a WW II veteran in attendance, DeSantis demurred. “I know, I signed something for him!” he yelled.
Doesn’t get the trace?
— Christine King (@ckwest542) June 5, 2023
He has zero character.
— chisoltd (@chisoltd) June 6, 2023
President Biden would have taken the time to speak to the veteran even when the safety element was attempting to maneuver alongside.
— Linda Jones (@linnylu63) June 5, 2023
Now, no one expects DeSantis, a champion of odious laws towards homosexual folks, to be aware of the ten finest LGBTQ+ army movies price watching. But he should pay attention to WW II, proper? They haven’t banned these books in Florida colleges…but.
Making issues worse, since WW II occurred between 1939-45, it’s truthful to imagine the aforementioned veteran is properly into his 90s. Taking additional time to fulfill with a veteran is a layup for any politician–however particularly a presidential hopeful.
Then once more, that is Ron “Don’t Say Gay” DeSantis we’re speaking about. He struggles to work together with people in any respect ranges.
Just final week, he threw a hissy match when a reporter requested him why he didn’t take questions following a city corridor occasion in New Hampshire. “People are coming up to me, talking to me,” he wailed. “What are you talking about? Are you blind? Are you blind? People are coming up to me, talking to me whatever they want to talk to me about.”
DeSantis’ horrific social abilities are threatening to derail his marketing campaign earlier than it even actually will get began. He snaps on a regular basis in public, reminiscent of when he yelled at college students for wearing masks.
It’s even off-putting when DeSantis is attempting to be humorous, or snigger!
There are a slew of tales about DeSantis’ crimes towards fundamental social etiquette. He’s been accused of consuming pudding together with his palms, failing to be taught the identify of his staffers and even refusing to signal a sympathy letter.
Now, we will add snubbing a WW II veteran to the lengthy listing.
With these social fake paus, it’s not stunning that DeSantis’ help is crumbling. A brand new ballot exhibits he has a web approval score of -19, with 55% of respondents expressing their disapproval, in contrast with 36% who maintain a good view of the poisonous governor.
Back in early December, DeSantis’ total approval and disapproval score was tied at 47%. He’s fallen on arduous occasions.
To curry favor with Republican voters, DeSantis signed a rash of anti-LGBTQ+ legal guidelines throughout Florida’s final legislative session. He expanded the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” legislation to bar dialogue of sexual orientation and gender identification from all grade ranges, and outlawed gender-affirming take care of minors. He’s additionally made it a prison offense if adults don’t use the toilet that corresponds with the intercourse they have been assigned at beginning.
In addition, the state’s new anti-drag legislation has had a chilling impact on Pride celebrations all through Florida. Tampa Bay canceled a Pride occasion, and even Wilton Manors, one of many gayest cities within the nation, put the kibosh on drag queens performing throughout its annual parade.
LGBTQ+ folks can rejoice one current victory towards DeSantis, nevertheless. This week, a federal choose partially blocked enforcement of Florida’s ban on gender-affirming care. In his ruling, the choose wrote bluntly: “gender identity is real.”
Gender identification is certainly extra actual than DeSantis’ presidential probabilities. He retains getting blasted with one unhealthy headline after one other, and rightfully so. Not partaking with a WW2 vet is his newest low.
Scroll down for extra horrified reactions to DeSantis’ snub…
That says every part about DeSantis, doesn’t it?
— Christine Galea (@chrisgalea) June 5, 2023
They’re nonetheless engaged on DeSantis’ human programming.
— Frank Langben (@FrankLangben) June 5, 2023
Was the WW II vet too woke for him or one thing 🧐
— Chuck Todd’s shamble bangs (@Drea_got_rage) June 5, 2023
My dad went into the Navy throughout his freshman 12 months of school and would have turned 100 this 12 months. I I don’t know that there are a lot of WWII veterans alive in the present day who aren’t no less than that age.
— Paul Gundlach (@PaulSGundlach) June 5, 2023