Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida blasted technology executives, including Elon Musk, this week for “groveling” to Chinese communist dictator Xi Jinping during a meeting with California Governor Gavin Newsom and President Joe Biden in San Francisco.
DeSantis uttered the statements on Friday at a campaign event where he discussed the deplorable state of the municipality.
“You know, the city is in squalor, there’s poop on the streets, there’s people using drugs, people getting mugged, crime, all this stuff. But then Xi Jinping’s coming to town and what do they do? They got the poop off the sidewalk, they cleared the homeless, they stopped the drugs, they stopped the crime.” DeSantis said.
“And then, you have this meeting where Xi is there, and you’ve got some of these American CEOs basically just groveling in front of this dictator. And that just shows you, even with where we are now, and China wants to have more power over our country, but how many people in this country bend their knees to the whims of the Chinese Communist Party?” he continued.
DESANTIS lights up Wall Street CEOs for "groveling" in front of Xi Jinping and “empowering an adversary at the expense of the well-being of the American people.”
"That just shows you…how many people in this country bend the knee to the whims of the Chinese Communist Party.” pic.twitter.com/fLr1GLtrJx
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) November 17, 2023
“Those guys make money on Wall Street and stuff, but they’re empowering an adversary at the expense of the well-being of the American people. So we cannot be in a position where we’re relying on an adversary for key things that are necessary for our national survival.” he added.
DeSantis stated that he will return technology supply chains to the United States or to countries that are sympathetic to the United States if elected president.