DeSantis Fires Back at Biden After No Contact Before Hurricane Hits: ‘We Don’t Have Time for Pettiness’

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) slammed President Joe Biden during a press conference Tuesday as the state prepares to be hit by a category 3 hurricane.

The remarks from DeSantis come after Biden held separate calls earlier in the day with Mayor Jane Castor of Tampa, Mayor Ken Welch of St. Petersburg, and Mayor Frank Hibbard of Clearwater. An official White House readout of the calls made no mention of the president speaking with DeSantis.

A reporter asked the governor how he would characterize his conversations with Biden as the hurricane prepares to make landfall.

“So I have not personally spoken with the president, but FEMA has approved our pre-landfall request,” DeSantis said.

“We feel like we have a good relationship with FEMA,” he continued. “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. We got to work together to make sure we’re doing the best job for them.”

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