Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisOn Monday, (R) seemed to have gone out of his way to try and humiliate President Joe BidenHe signed 4 bills to law when he did so curtailing COVID vaccine mandatesBrandon, Florida

The name of the town is a call-out to conservatives’ new anti-Biden insult, “Let’s go, Brandon.” The phrase gained traction last month at a NASCAR race when a commentator misheard chants of “Fuck Joe Biden” as “Let’s go, Brandon” (for driver Brandon Brown).

DeSantis signed the bills at a Honda dealership on the outskirts of Tampa and held a press conference from a podium labeled: “Protect Florida jobs. Brandon, FL.”

“We are proud to be able to make a stand for freedom in Brandon, Florida,” DeSantis slyly noted. The cooperative crowd erupted into occasional cheers of “Let’s go Brandon.”

DeSantis was then asked whether he planned to “troll” Biden by having the event held in Brandon.

“I think that Brandon, Florida, is a great American city,” he said with a smirk to the crowd.

State Attorney General Ashley Moody then muddied up the Biden dig by calling Brandon a “shining city on the hill, representing freedom.”

Honda was later asked to issue a statement on Twitter that it does not endorse political “events.” It added: “Out of respect to our customers we strongly discourage our independently-owned dealers from hosting political rallies at their dealerships.”

The billsDeSantis was largely signed into law prevent employers from requiring their staff to be vaccinatedBe sure to get vaccinated against coronavirus before you return to work. With DeSantis’ signature, Florida also became the first state in the nation to enact a law threatening employers with fines for requiring vaccines.

The Brandon incident attracted many comments from Twitter. A lawmaker from the Democratic State noted that Brandon residents voted against. Donald TrumpDeSantis, the last time they raced.

“Divisive childish politics” cost Republicans support in Brandon “for the first time in more than 25 years,” Democratic state Rep. Andrew Learned told Florida Politics.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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