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“Ron DeSantis Faces Criticism for Controversial Tweet About Biden’s Granddaughter Amidst Debate on Florida’s Slavery Curriculum”

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“Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Criticizes President Biden and Defends Controversial Education Standards Amid Growing Political Tensions”

On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis directed a personal attack at President Joe Biden, responding to the White House’s criticism of Florida’s new education standards.

These standards have sparked national debate due to their inclusion of aspects that highlight the potential benefits of slavery.

DeSantis took to Twitter, stating, “The Harris-Biden administration is obsessed with Florida…yet they ignore the chaos at the border, crime-infested cities, economic malaise, and the military recruitment crisis. Maybe if Biden’s granddaughter moved to Florida he’d actually visit her.”

The governor’s remarks come as part of a broader trend of Republican politicians using personal matters to antagonize President Biden, referencing a past dispute over Hunter Biden’s four-year-old daughter in Arkansas.

The issue of paternity and child support has since been settled between Hunter Biden and Luden Roberts, the child’s mother.

Conservatives have pointed out how the dispute concluded with Roberts dropping the request for the child to have Biden’s surname. While President Biden has not publicly acknowledged the child, her name was not listed in court records.

DeSantis, a prominent figure in the Republican party, has been attempting to bolster his national standing but faces challenges in gaining ground against former President Donald Trump.

The latest tensions arose when Vice President Kamala Harris criticized newly adopted education standards in Florida, particularly focusing on a recommendation for middle schoolers to be taught about how slaves developed skills that could benefit them personally. Harris spoke out against the standards, describing them as an attempt to “gaslight” and insult the public.

The Florida Education Association teachers union and the NAACP Florida State Conference have also strongly criticized the standards. However, the officials responsible for the language have not backed down in the face of these critiques.

Dr. William Allen and Dr. Frances Presley Rice, members of the working group involved in considering changes to African American history education, stated in a joint message that reducing slaves to mere victims of oppression fails to recognize their strength, courage, and resilience during that difficult period in American history.

They argued that Florida students should learn about how enslaved individuals found ways to benefit themselves and their African descendant’s communities.

Vice President Harris is expected to address the controversial standards once again during her visit to Jacksonville on Friday afternoon. The issue remains a significant point of contention between the state and the federal administration.

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