During the recent GOP debate, there was a rumble between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former United Nations ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley over the hot-button issue of China. DeSantis put on his boxing gloves and came out swinging, warning everyone about the dangers of China becoming a top dog in the world. He even compared China to the boogeyman of our parents’ generation, the Soviet Union! That’s some serious name-calling right there.
And that wasn’t all – DeSantis also took a swipe at Haley for cozying up to China, accusing her of rolling out the red carpet for the Chinese government in South Carolina and sending them mushy love letters. He even boasted about banning China from buying land in Florida and kicking those sneaky Confucius institutes out of their universities. That’s right, folks, DeSantis ain’t playing games when it comes to China, and he wants everyone to know it.
Nikki Haley welcomed them into South Carolina, gave them land near a military base, wrote the Chinese ambassador a love letter saying what a great friend they were.
In Florida, I banned China from buying land. pic.twitter.com/HYhtYKrMZe
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) November 9, 2023
Now, let’s talk about Haley. She’s been on the offense too, sharing reports that claim DeSantis has been secretly trying to lure Chinese companies to Florida. But hold on a minute, DeSantis’ team fired back, calling her a big fat liar and saying she’s just trying to cover up her own shady dealings with China. It’s like a high-stakes game of he-said, she-said, and things are getting spicy!
But wait, there’s more! DeSantis also made it crystal clear that he’s not a fan of TikTok, the app that’s a hit with kids but has ties to the Chinese Communist Party. He’s all about that “we win, they lose” mentality when it comes to China. DeSantis is talking about military stuff, economic stuff, and even cultural stuff – he’s leaving no stone unturned in this showdown with China.
So, there you have it, folks. The gloves are off, the punches are flying, and the battle between DeSantis and Haley over China is heating up faster than a Floridian summer. Buckle up, because this fight is far from over!