Were Ron DeSantis’s Comments About Opponent Racist or Just Dumb?

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It will always be a mystery regarding the GOP and it’s inability to reach the average American. Sometimes Republicans make remarks that are downright asinine that it’s worth wondering: how much is a political career worth when the price is right?

Ron DeSantis, who’s running for Governor of Florida against Andrew Gillum (a black Democrat), recently stated:

“The last thing we need to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.”

You would think that in such a heated political climate, especially one where accusations of “racism” are thrown around like it’s nothing, that certain words would be omitted to avoid backlash. Take Roseanne Barr, for example; back in May she tweeted out an absurd statement about Valerie Jarrett (an Obama adviser), and she immediately regretted it when her new show was cancelled.

DeSantis’s actual statement likely wasn’t meant to have racist overtones like the mainstream media implies. Politicians just are not that smart in general, and tend to be bad with wording.