DeSantis SLAMS Biden Admin For Whitewashing Olympics

Written By BlabberBuzz | Saturday, 12 February 2022 08:30
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Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., dove into several foreign policy subjects regarding the U.S., ranging from disputes between Russia and Ukraine, which has the Florida National Guard caught in the middle, to Big Tech and the Biden Administration's handling of China and the controversial Beijing Olympics.

During an interview with Fox News Digital in Tallahassee, Florida, on Monday, the governor said that it is a "mistake" that American athletes are competing in the 2020 Winter Olympic Games, underway in Beijing, China. The Biden Administration and its international allies are passing a diplomatic boycott of the games over the genocide of Uyghur Muslims by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). But DeSantis said it does not go far enough to face America's "number-one geopolitical foe."

"I've said previously that I would boycott [the Beijing Olympics]. I mean, I think it's a mistake. I mean, China is our number-one geopolitical foe. If you look at what they're doing, they're amassing huge amounts of power. And it's not just that they're building up their military, they are, they command huge influence within the United States," DeSantis told Fox News Digital.

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DeSantis stressed the role of NBC, the news outlet carrying the games in the U.S., saying it is "whitewashing" what he dubs the "genocide Olympics." NBC's broadcast of the opening ceremonies last week saw a historic low and was down 43% from previous Games.

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"This is a genocide Olympics. And the thing is you see these, the broadcast on NBC, where they're whitewashing this stuff. You look at these corporate sponsors that are signing up on that. You know, they will blow these corporations in America, and they'll blow a gasket, you know, for these small issues in the United States. But yet they're willing to underwrite games of the country that's committing genocide. I think it's a disgrace what's going on."

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Corporate sponsors of the Games, including Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble, have been quiet on the ongoing genocide of the Uyghurs in China but extremely vocal about their opposition to Republican states' election laws and other human rights issues in the U.S.

In addition to China, the U.S. is facing aggression from Russia. Disputes between Russia and America's partner Ukraine have risen to the point of near war. The Department of Defense approved that it is moving about 3,000 troops to Germany, Poland, and Romania last week.

Florida is specially placed in this crisis because there are about 150 Florida National Guard inside of Western Ukraine on a previously scheduled training rotation.

DeSantis criticized President Biden for keeping Floridians stationed in the middle of the Ukraine crisis on a federal deployment.

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