Could the Republican Florida Governor NOT want to have a picture of him greeting Biden on the ramp like the one that dogged then Republican New Jersey Governor Christie after his picture with then Democratic President Obama?
The ‘security’ excuse is Bull Shit….
President Biden flew from Washington D. C. to Hawaii to see their wildfire recovery….
There was NO problem and the sitaution there was MUCH WORST and on a island thousnds of miles from the mainland….
We’ll see if DeSantis will accept Federa assistance from Washington ?
I heard he voted against New Jersey (Christie) getting Hurriabane Sandt disaster assistance when he was in the US House…
“We don’t have any plans for the Governor to meet with the President tomorrow,” said Jeremy Redfern, DeSantis’ spokesperson, in a statement. “In these rural communities, and so soon after impact, the security preparations alone that would go into setting up such a meeting would shut down ongoing recovery efforts.”
The White House on Friday night said the president and first lady Jill Biden will still travel to Florida Saturday, along with Deanne Criswell, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It remains unclear where and what time they will be in Florida.
“Their visit to Florida has been planned in close coordination with FEMA as well as state and local leaders to ensure there is no impact on response operations,” the White House said in a statement.
A White House official, who was granted anonymity to speak freely about the trip, said Biden informed DeSantis Thursday and the governor “did not express concerns at that time.”
The two rivals and political enemies were expected to meet on Saturday to jointly survey damage from Hurricane Idalia, a devastating storm that struck Florida earlier this week and left more than 6,000 homes damaged and at least one person dead.
DeSantis and Biden previously appeared together and projected unity after almost 100 people were killed in a terrifying condo collapse north of Miami Beach in 2021, and they worked together last year after Hurricane Ian demolished seaside communities along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
But this would have been their first event together since DeSantis announced he was running for president…..