Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who announced his presidential run last month, visited San Francisco and reported a catastrophic situation there, attributing the issues to left-wing policies.
The Sunshine State governor said that while filming a video in San Francisco, “we witnessed individuals defecating in the streets” in addition to people using crack cocaine and heroin. Additionally, he reported seeing “riff-raff” and boarded-up shops.
London Breed, the mayor, claimed in an interview with KTVU that DeSantis was “talking badly about what’s happening instead of actually recommending solutions to fix it.”
Breed was questioned by the interviewer about whether DeSantis’ claims were false.
Breed answered, “Well, I am not sure since I do not know what he experienced. People are enhancing what they’ve been seeing in videos and observing in terms of a snapshot.”
DeSantis is one of several contenders in the Republican presidential primaries and he just gained re-election in Florida’s 2022 gubernatorial race.
DeSantis remains in a distant second place, even though the Florida governor is placed in front of the remaining members of the field, with former President Donald Trump holding a commanding lead over the pack of competitors.
On August 23, Milwaukee, Wisconsin is slated to host the first Republican presidential primary debate. Candidates must reach specific financial and polling benchmarks in order to participate. Additionally, they will need to promise their support for the party’s final nominee.
Joe Biden, the Democrat existing president, is up against Robert F. Kennedy Jr. along with Marianne Williamson in the primary elections.