Hillary Clinton slammed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, accusing him of leading “ultra-MAGA Florida” just hours before launching his presidential campaign.
“Ron DeSantis’s ultra-MAGA Florida isn’t safe for people of color, LGBTQ+ people, or even multi-billion dollar corporations,” Clinton tweeted on Tuesday.
According to Fox News Digital, DeSantis plans to formally announce his presidential bid for 2024 on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. ET during a Twitter conversation with Elon Musk.
The news elicited reactions from both sides of the aisle, with Trump campaign members mocking DeSantis’ decision to announce on Twitter, while Clinton and others attacked his record and policy positions.
Clinton shared her thoughts on DeSantis via Twitter, along with screenshots of two recent news articles, one citing a civil rights group warning tourists against visiting Florida and the other reporting on Disney’s ongoing feud with the governor.
Commenting on her tweet was disabled, but that didn’t stop online critics from attacking the twice-defeated presidential candidate for her harsh commentary and strange concern for “multi-billion dollar corporations” in the state.
“This is really the attack left-wingers are going with? That Florida, which has gained over a million new residents since Ron Desantis became governor, isn’t safe for minorities or gay people? Does anyone actually believe this? The lies just keep getting crazier,” OutKick founder Clay Travis tweeted.
“No one but completely deluded ideologues believe this, and even they know in their hearts it’s just a fake narrative,” RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway replied.
“Oh man is she bad at this,” The Federalist editor-in-chief Mollie Hemingway agreed.
“‘Multi-billion dollar corporations’ are everyone’s main concern. Freaking Hillary always has her hand on the pulse of Americans,” a user who tweets under the handle “spitfire” chimed in.
DeSantis’ rapid response director Christina Pushaw joked, “Won’t somebody think of the multi-billion dollar corporations?”
Radio talk show host Jason Rantz wrote, “It’s remarkable that Democrats seriously think this messaging about Florida and DeSantis will land.”
“She’s right, leftists shouldn’t come. Just in case,” New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz quipped.
“Not sure the ultra-MAGA moniker is going to stick on MAGA’s Public Enemy #1,” conservative podcaster Noah Blum responded, “but you do you.”
“Hillary locked down the comments. Amazing,” he wrote.
“Hillary disabled replies on this tweet, probably b/c she didn’t want people replying w/ comments like, ‘LGBTQ+ are safer in Florida than young women were when your husband was aboard the Lolita Express,’” Grabien founder Tom Elliott reacted.
Compact Magazine founder and editor Sohrab Ahmari commented alongside Clinton’s post, “I love this tweet because it combines millennial safety discourse with the older Clintonite solicitude for corporate power.”
“‘Won’t someone think of the poor multi-billion dollar corporations?!’ screeched the mistress of Fort Marcy Park,” Sean Davis, co-founder of the Federalist, tweeted.