Florida Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis is getting fried on Twitter and rightfully so after he hopped on Fox News and said that voters shouldn’t “monkey this up” by electing his Black rival. Despite claims from his camp that it’s a phrase he uses all the time and not with the heavy racial component suggested, Rep. DeSantis’ on-air goof isn’t going over well.
“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,” DeSantis said. “That’s not going to work, that’s not going to be good for Florida.”
Orange Bozo and, unfortunately, our President of the United States Donald Trump tweeted in supportive glee for DeSantis.
“Not only did Congressman Ron DeSantis easily win the Republican Primary, but his opponent in November is his biggest dream….a failed Socialist Mayor named Andrew Gillum who has allowed crime & many other problems to flourish in his city. This is not what Florida wants or needs,” Trump fixed those struggle fingers to type.
Well, Twitter is lighting that DeSantis up and we’re here for it. Check out the best responses below.
Ain’t no way around it, monkey is a terrible word to use towards a Black person. Ask Roseanne Barr.
We ALL knew.
The military bros noticed that DeSantis jacked up his momentum.
Pardon the F bomb.
Couldn’t agree more.
Trump shined his boots this morning, so this is correct.
Hey, we didn’t have to say it.
Oh this is getting spicy.
DeSantis doing Gillum a favor or nah?
Yeah, there’s no other way to word this.