Unflattering stories are piling up about Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) eating chocolate pudding with his fingers like an animal.
A former colleague of DeSantis told The Daily Beast: “He would sit in meetings and eat in front of people, always a hungry animal that had never eaten before… He would eat everywhere.”
Enshrined in DeSantis lore is a scene from four years ago: On a private plane trip from Tallahassee to Washington, D.C. in March 2019, DeSantis enjoyed a chocolate pudding dessert — eating it with three fingers, two sources familiar with the incident said.
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Eating pudding with your fingers is not a common behavior. That’s what a toddler does. Watching a grown man eat pudding with their fingers is very disturbing and difficult. Certainly not something anyone who wants to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate should do.
DeSantis has struggled on the campaign trail because of his lack of public relations. Former staffers describe DeSantis as a self-absorbed loner who seems like the worst candidate for the presidency.
The best presidential candidates are out of business. The best thing is to interact with the voters. One of Trump’s fatal flaws is that he seems angry with his supporters. Hillary Clinton’s skeptic and sarcastic style didn’t do her any favors with some voters. President Biden is an old school retail politician who likes to talk to anyone and everyone. Former President Obama had a real knack for connecting with people and seemed to enjoy the experience. Bill Clinton was a former president, as were George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.
Late night comedians will have a whole new spin on the Puddin’ Ron.
DeSantis doesn’t seem ready for prime time, as the Republican Party can’t seem to find a presidential candidate who can act like a normal person.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
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