Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist referred to his opponent Gov. Ron Desantis (R) as Satan while comparing himself to Christ, recently resurfaced video shows.
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“This is an election about decency, about being decent to one another, about being kind to everyone,” Crist said at a campaign event in March. “It’s called a Florida for all. You know, we got a divider on the other side and a uniter over here.”
He continued, “You know, some people call him ‘DeSatan,’ have you heard that?’ DeSatan vs. that,” Crist said as he pointed to a sign with his last name written on it.
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Immediately after Crist’s sacrilegious gesture, someone in the audience yelled, “Christ!” and Crist replied saying, “Oh think about it! Boom!”
In just one minute, Charlie Crist compares himself to both Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Jesus Christ. pic.twitter.com/Y921vt1qAB— DeSantis War Room (@DeSantisWarRoom) September 12, 2022
The video gained national attention after DeSantis War Room, the rapid response arm of the governor’s campaign, shared it on social media.
“Charlie Crist has always been self-absorbed, but comparing himself to the second coming of Jesus Christ is a new level of bizarre delusion. He’s beyond embarrassing — and it’s only September,” DeSantis campaign official Christina Pushaw told the Daily Caller.
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Despite the attack from his opponent, DeSantis seems focused on helping the Republican Party, as a whole, in the upcoming midterm elections. The governor is urging republicans to hold Biden accountable for his failures in office.
We’ll hold Biden accountable,” DeSantis said in a Fox News interview. “This is a referendum on his failures, make sure everybody knows how his policies have contributed to the mess we’re in, and then articulate what you will do to address things like the border, like crime, like inflation. I think if you do that, I think Republicans are going to win both chambers. And I think it’ll be a really good night.”