Samantha Bee goes after Florida governor Ron DeSantis

On Wednesday’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, the host went after Florida Governor Ron Desantis. A recent straw poll of conservative voters showed the governor holding a slight lead for the 2024 presidential race over former President Donald Trump. But as Bee sees it, that’s not necessarily a good thing for DeSantis, or for those who despise Trump.

“Ron DeSantis isn't exactly a genius,” Said Bee. “But even a slightly less dumb, more competent version of Trump could be very dangerous. Whether his agenda is passed or not, DeSantis still wins by signaling his Maga values to a base that may be eager for a Trump 2.0.”

And to detail some of what she thinks makes him dangerous, Bee pointed to DeSantis signing HB1 into law, an anti-riot bill many think is targeting the Black Lives Matter movement. And he recently vetoed funding that would have gone toward housing homeless LGBTQ youths, and counseling for survivors of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting.

“Ron DeSantis is so racist he refers to separating his white laundry from his colors as segregation,” Bee said. “Meanwhile he chose to celebrate the first day of Pride month by banning transgender athletes from competing in girls and womens sports.”

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