The hosts of “The View” are a bit baffled by all the surprise surrounding Ron DeSantis and President Biden working together on hurricane relief this week. On Thursday’s episode of the show, the women noted that DeSantis really had no other choice but to work with Biden, with Ana Navarro calling him DeSantis’ “daddy.”
To kick off the Hot Topics discussion, moderator Whoopi Goldberg called up footage of statements from DeSantis and Biden this week, with the governor saying that he and his team “appreciate the team effort” from the White House, and that together, they are “cutting through the bureaucracy.” At that, Whoopi was thoroughly confused by the idea that a team-up between the two wouldn’t happen, even despite DeSantis’ past criticisms of the president.
“I mean, what choice does he have?” Goldberg said. “He can’t stand there while [Biden] is standing there and say, ‘I hate what they did. They gave us all this money, and we didn’t want it! We didn’t want their damn money, we could have done it!’ He can’t do that.”
Navarro largely agreed, offering a bit of a taunting reminder to the Florida governor.
“He’s got no choice. And as a Floridian, I can tell you that there’s a time for politics, and there’s a time to get things solved,” Navarro said. “This is a time for solutions. And yes, you need daddy Biden to show up, because he’s the one that’s got FEMA, he’s the one that’s got the big bucks. He’s the one that’s got the Army Corps of Engineers and the people in Florida need help.”
Navarro went on to then praise Biden for stopping in Puerto Rico before he got to Florida, and recognizing that they need help too. Meanwhile, host Alyssa Farah Griffin lamented that people do seem to be so surprised by the mutual setting aside of politics by Biden and DeSantis.
“It was so refreshing to see the president and the governor just set politics aside, but it’s also kind of sad how refreshing that was,” Farah Griffin said. “That’s not something that’s normal in the environment we’ve lived in the past four or five years.”
You can watch the full segment from “The View” in the video above.