Ron DeSantis again takes credit for bringing ‘pride’ to Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis has spent much of 2023 out of state, but that doesn’t mean Floridians don’t have “pride” in Florida because of what he’s done.

During remarks at a the Iowa Faith and Family Coalition dinner Saturday, DeSantis again explained how Florida, even though it was “great” before he took office in 2019, now has a “sense of pride” because of his administration’s handiwork, and that’s shown by people moving to the state in recent years.

“I grew up in Florida, it’s always been great. But since I’ve been Governor, there’s a lot of pride in the free state of Florida. We have people moving from all across the country to be a part of Florida. And we have kind of a sense of pride now because of what we, what we do.”

The “pride” trope has recurred for months, including in July when during an interview with Russell Brand, DeSantis said Floridians are as proud of their state as Texans, in part because he took on Anthony Fauci.

“I was born and raised in Florida. And while I’ve always loved the state, we didn’t have the same type of pride growing up that, say, people in Texas have about Texas. And

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