‘It’s Florida, Jake’

Oh, he didn’t?!

Trump’s hand-picked Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis appeared on Fox News yesterday and channeled Hair Furor:

“The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.”

What is not getting as much attention is the more standard dog-whistle that preceded that air-horn blast:

“This is a guy who, although he’s much too liberal for Florida — I think he’s got huge problems with how he’s governed Tallahassee — you know, he is an articulate spokesman for those far-left views, and he’s a charismatic candidate.”

Fox News itself ran away from the remark:  Sandra Smith told viewers:

“We do not condone this language and wanted to make our viewers aware that he has since clarified his statement.”

Oh, really?

A DeSantis spokesperson said it would be “absurd” to characterize the comment as racist.

Fox News has tried to avoid having guests making comments on its air that could raise up to being actionable. Per Politico, network CEO Suzanne Scott told producers months ago they will be held accountable for what happens on their shows.

Uh-Huh. Tell that to White Nationalist enthusiast Tucker Carlson.

 

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8 Responses to ‘It’s Florida, Jake’

  1. Jim H. says:

    Don’t Google “Trump is a moron”, it might rise.

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  2. Jim H. says:

    Whoops. Should be comment to Trump’s war on algorithm. Sorry!

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  3. RWW says:

    “Monkey this up” is a strange turn of phrase seldom if ever heard before and here it’s deployed when discussing what a black man might do if elected governor. Nah, nothing racist about that. I watched Chuck Todd discuss this yesterday on his show and as incredulous as he was, he still begged his panel to consider giving DeSantis benefit of the doubt that he wasn’t being racist; and then, after his ENTIRE PANEL shot that down, Todd managed to mumble that DeSantis might be suffering guilt by association with Trump!

    And there was nothing racist about the later tweet from another spokesperson defending DeSantis’s statement as not being racist by clarifying (?) that Gillum “resembles Barack Obama” and goes around “aping” Bernie Sanders. A black man resembles another black man, who happens to be universally hated by the audience the tweet is aimed at, and acts like an ape. Quite a lot of guilt here and no ‘by association’ necessary.

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  4. roket says:

    Ben Shapiro murdered political correctness last spring.

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  5. MDavis says:

    Now I want to see more on this guy’s spokespersons, including the mentioned one. Where are they from? What are they like? Is their claim, that he uses the phrase “monkey this up” often, the truth? If so, is it a phrase he uses in unrecorded (maybe) semi-private conversations with said spokesperson? What are they talking about when it comes up?
    So many questions, but I don’t even see the spokesperson’s name mentioned. He seems to be anonymous, if it is a he.
    Disclosure – at this point, I am not willing to look beyond the first page of google results.

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