Florida Governor Ron DeSantis whipped out a map during his debate with California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday night showing all the public places where human feces have been discovered in San Francisco.
“Gavin Newsom, at one point tried to say that California was the freedom state,” DeSantis said during the Fox News debate. “I just kind of laugh like you’re locking people down you’re doing all this but then I thought about it, California does have freedoms.”
“California does have freedoms that some people don’t, that other states don’t,” he continued. “You have the freedom to defecate in public. In California, you have the freedom to pitch a tent on Sunset Boulevard. You have the freedom to create a homeless encampment under a freeway and even light it on fire. You have the freedom to have an open air drug market and use drugs. You have a freedom if you’re an illegal alien to get all these taxpayer benefits. So those are freedoms. They’re not the freedoms our founding fathers envisioned, but they have contributed to the destruction of the quality of life in California and the results speak for themselves.”
Gov. Newsom responded by sarcastically saying he “loves” DeSantis’s “rant’” on freedom.
”Here’s a guy who’s criminalizing teachers, criminalizing doctors, criminalizing librarians, and criminalizing women that seek their reproductive care,” Newsom said. “You’re making it harder to vote. You’re banning books. I mean, spare me this notion of freedom.”
DeSantis then held up a map that showed where human feces have been discovered on the ground in San Francisco as Newsom chuckled. Nearly the entire map was colored brown.
DeSantis noted that California officials only decided to clean up some of the mess in the city when Chinese communist dictator Xi Jinping recently visited.
“In one of the previous greatest cities this country’s ever had, human feces is now a fact of life, except when a communist dictator comes to town,” he said.
“Then they cleaned up the streets. They lined the streets with Chinese flags. They didn’t put American flags there. They cleaned everything up. So they’re willing to do it for a communist dictator, but they’re not willing to do it for their own people.”
DeSantis holds up a map to Newsom that people use to know where poop is on the streets of San Francisco and then points out that he cleaned it up for Xi Jinping pic.twitter.com/6Ha5qhZfmA
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 1, 2023