FLORIDA Gov. Ron DeSantis snubbed President Joe Biden, saying the president is weak on the international stage.
DeSantis’ comments come as the president wraps up his first international trip attending the G7 summit alongside other international leaders.
Appearing on Fox News, DeSantis suggested that Biden is”a significant comparison” from former President Donald Trump.
“I believe President Biden is somebody that is a whole lot more passive on the world stage, not quite as assertive as someone like Donald Trump was. I believe his energy level is obviously much lower,” DeSantis said.
“I think that is just something that people are dividing up. I think that our adversaries are seeing this,” he added.
Some on Twitter noted the stark difference of behaviors of the two presidents at international events.
One video showed a 2017 clip when NATO leaders met in Brussels, in which Trump physically shoved past the prime minister of Montenegro.
That video was shared next to a clip of Biden walking alongside leaders this week at the G7 summit.
Biden appeared to notice the difference as well, tweeting on Friday: “Diplomacy is back”
2017 G7 vs. 2021 G7 pic.twitter.com/JG9ZuBi3ya— The Recount (@therecount) June 11, 2021
DeSantis also slammed Biden for leaving Americans”supporting” as he works with European countries on economic, health, and climate issues.
“They were speaking economically a great deal about other countries, [Biden] was talking about reducing energy production globally, and I could not help but think, here in america, he’s leaving lots of people behind,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis suggested that Biden’s “big-spending policies” are doing more for Europe than America.
“I think his performance likely played nicely with European elites. Not sure that there was much in it for Middle America,” he added.
Since taking office, the Biden administration has thrown its efforts behind passing the American Jobs Plan and the American Families plan, which total over $4 trillion.
DeSantis, a staunch Republican and longtime Trump fan, is said to be eyeing a 2024 presidential bid.
Trump even said he would consider DeSantis as a Vice Presidential candidate if he decides to run again, though DeSantis has not committed to the partnership.
“I supported Ron and after I supported him he took off like a rocket ship,” Trump said recently. “He has done a fantastic job .”