Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, reportedly took direct aim at transgender ideology this week in response to inquiries about current debates around the contentious issue.
When questioned if the transgender movement posed an existential threat to women, the governor attacked the transgender movement as a whole and blasted Bud Light for choosing to collaborate with influential transgender person Dylan Mulvaney.
“A total fraud. I mean you have a swimmer that competes on the men’s team for three years at Penn and then switches to the women’s team and then wins the 500-yard freestyle national championship for women. When you’re a mediocre male swimmer and now you win the women’s, and so you had a second-place finisher, she was actually from Sarasota, she should have been the national champion.” DeSantis exclaimed.
“I did a proclamation from our office saying she was the best woman swimmer in the 500 yard because she was. That swimmer was not the best women’s 500-yard champion, okay? The number two [swimmer] was the best woman, so that’s just the bottom line.” he continued.
DeSantis’ comments were in regard to Lia Thomas, a biological man who goes by the name of a woman who won the 500-yard race in the 2022 NCAA Championships by defeating Emma Weyant, a woman.
The greater problem was the truth, according to DeSantis, who may have been hinting at a major topic for a future presidential campaign.