Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) blasted President Joe Biden's performance at the G7 summit Sunday in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.
Bartiromo asked DeSantis how he's reacted to what he heard from the president.
"I think it's quite a contrast from his predecessor," DeSantis stated on-air. "I think that Biden is someone who's more passive on the world stage, not nearly as assertive as somebody like [former President] Donald Trump was. I think his energy level is obviously much lower."
"And so, I think that's just something that people are sizing up. I think that our adversaries are watching that," the Florida governor added.
"I didn't hear very much in the way of holding China accountable for their role in covering up the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. I think that's absolutely essential, that China be held accountable for their role in that, as well as any bureaucrats in the US who may have been covering up," DeSantis continued.
"But, you know, they were talking economically a lot about other countries. He was talking about reducing energy production worldwide, and I couldn't help but think, you know, here in the US, he's leaving a lot of people behind. Look at all the workers he left behind by cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline. Those were thousands and thousands of very good jobs," DeSantis further explained.
"And then also think about family budgets with the sharp increase in gas prices, and then the overall budding inflation that we're seeing that's being fueled by his big-spending policies," DeSantis lambasted Biden.
"So, I think that his performance probably played well with the European elites. Not sure that there was much in it for Middle America," DeSantis quipped.