Gov. DeSantis: The Claim That America is a 'Systemically Racist Country' Is a 'Bunch of Horse Manure'

By Michael W. Chapman | April 30, 2021 | 2:40pm EDT
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).  (Screenshot, FNC)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). (Screenshot, FNC)

During a special Ingraham Angle Town Hall on Thursday evening, host Laura Ingraham asked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) what he thinks of the assertion by President Joe Biden and the political left that America is a systemically racist country. DeSantis replied, "it's a bunch of horse manure" and stressed that America has provided "more opportunity for more people than any country in the history of the world."

At the town hall event with other Republican governors, "Red State Trailblazers," Ingraham said to DeSantis, "You watched Joe Biden last night [Apr. 28] deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. He repeated twice this proposition that we are a systemically racist country -- your reaction."

"Well, it's a bunch of horse manure," said DeSantis. "I mean, give me a break. This country has had more opportunity for more people than any country in the history of the world. And it doesn't matter where you trace your ancestry from."

"We've had people that have been able to succeed and all, and here's the problem with things like critical race theory that they're peddling.," he said. "They're basically saying all our institutions are bankrupt, and they're -- they're illegitimate."

"Okay, so how do you have a society, if everything in your society is illegitimate?" said the governor.

He continued, "So, it's a very harmful ideology and I would say, really a race-based version of a Marxist ideology. We've banned it in our schools here in Florida. We're not going to put any taxpayer dollars to critical race theory. And we want to treat people as individuals, not as members of groups."

President Joe Biden (D).   (Getty Images)
President Joe Biden (D). (Getty Images)

During his Apr. 28 address to Congress, President Biden said, "My fellow Americans, we have to come together to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve, to root out systematic racism in our criminal justice system and enact police reform in George Floyd’s name that passed the House already."

He further said, "And with the plans outlined tonight, we have a real chance to root out systematic racism that plagues America and American lives in other ways."

America elected its first black president, Barack Obama, in 2008, and then reelected him in 2012. Joe Biden was Obama's vice president in both terms. During those eight years, Biden reportedly did not make any major speeches or launch any program to address what he calls "systematic racism."

Prior to his presidency and vice presidency, Joe Biden served in the U.S. Senate for 36 years. He is now in his 45th year as a federal employee. 

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