Shocking: Biden Praises DeSantis

Democrat President Joe Biden has actually admitted that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has “done a good job” during remarks about the Republican governor’s handling of the response to Hurricane Ian.

During a visit to survey the damage caused by the hurricane on Wednesday, Biden commended DeSantis for his response to the storm in a surprising shift from the president’s usual criticism of the Republican leader.

Biden’s praise came during a visit to Lee County, which saw severe damage from the Category 4 hurricane.

“What the governor’s done is pretty remarkable,” the president admitted.

“I think he’s done a good job,” Biden added, going on to acknowledge that, while they have “different political philosophies,” DeSantis has done a good job handling the crisis.

The president faced significant backlash last week when it was revealed that he had not yet called DeSantis ahead of Hurricane Ian despite having spoken with several local mayors within the state. He eventually reached out to the governor after being criticized by many members of the media, as well as DeSantis himself.

The Florida governor called Biden out for playing partisan politics while tens of thousands of Americans were facing devastation from the hurricane.

“You know, I’m happy to brief the president if he’s interested in hearing what we’re doing in Florida, you know, my view on all this is like you got people’s lives at stake, you got their property at stake, and we don’t have time for pettiness,” DeSantis said at the time. “We got to work together to make sure we’re doing the best job for them.”

Following Biden’s call with DeSantis, the Florida governor actually thanked the president for his assistance while appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity.”

“When people’s lives and their property are at risk like this, you know we all need to work together regardless of party lines,” DeSantis said. “The Biden administration has approved our request for a pre-landfall declaration and did that very quickly. So we’re thankful for that.”