The democratic President of the Biden administration has finally decided to meet with the Florida governor to discuss ways to help the state, which is just recovering from the aftereffects of a natural disaster.
Though both politicians tend to disagree on basically everything, they have decided to push politics asides and help the state of Florida in the best way they can.
The media asked Biden about the upcoming meeting with DeSantis and if their prior disagreements would not be causing any unforeseen issues. The President noted that DeSantis had been very polite with his responses as he even dished out compliments.
Biden responded, “In fact, very fine. He complimented me. He thanked me for the immediate response we had. He told me how much he appreciated it. He said he was extremely happy with what’s going on.”
He added, “This is not about anything having to do with our disagreements politically. This is about saving people’s lives, homes, and businesses.”
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will be traveling to Florida on Monday to view the destruction from Hurricane Ian. They will also be meeting with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. President Biden will not be throwing rolls of paper towels at residents. pic.twitter.com/53e7Y5TziG
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DeSantis also spoke to Tucker Carlson last week when he appeared on his show. He had also been very courteous, noting that he was thankful that Biden had finally shown that he wanted to help citizens of his country. He also refrained from attacking Biden for previous issues and only focused on the fact that Biden had decided to help.
Carlson asked if DeSantis was confident that he would be getting the needed federal support knowing how both politicians have been at loggerheads for a long time.
DeSantis replied, “So, I actually spoke with the President, and he said he wants to be helpful. So, we did submit a request for reimbursement for the next 60 days at 100 percent. That’s significant support, but it’s a significant storm.”
The governor added that he is “cautiously optimistic that we do. As you say, Tucker, we live in a very politicized time. But you know, when people are fighting for their lives, when their whole livelihood is at stake, when they’ve lost everything, if you can’t put politics aside for that, then you’re just not going to be able to.”
DeSantis noted that he was willing to do anything and work with anyone, including his political enemies, for the betterment of Florida. Biden also added that he had spoken to the governor several times, working together to restore Florida.
Before the hurricane’s landfall, DeSantis had spoken to the press, noting that they all had to work together regardless of their political ideologies.
He added, “And it’s my sense that the administration wants to help. I think they realize that this is a really significant storm. We’re working with the locals. We work very well with them. Of course, the state level, but we really need everyone working together to make sure people have their needs tended to.”