Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized President Biden for his "blank-check policy" on Ukraine. Biden recently traveled to Kyiv for an unannounced visit, and DeSantis spoke out against the newly allocated half-billion dollars in Ukrainian aid without clearly defined goals. DeSantis joined "Fox & Friends" to discuss the issue and why it is unacceptable.
Biden Announces Additional US Aid
During his visit to Kyiv, Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and announced additional US aid, including shells for howitzers, anti-tank missiles, and air surveillance radars. The aid comes after billions of American tax dollars have already funded Ukrainian efforts, but the list needs to include F-16s or new advanced weaponry.
DeSantis Criticizes Biden's Handling of Issues
DeSantis argued that the war may never have happened. Biden handled transnational issues differently, such as the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the drug crisis fueled by an open southern border. He said Biden has neglected problems in the US and is more concerned about borders halfway around the world.
Blinken Discusses China's Aid to Russia
Secretary of State Antony Blinken noted during his visit to Turkey that there are growing concerns about potential Chinese aid to Russia in the form of "lethal assistance." Blinken said that Biden warned President Xi Jinping that US-China relations would have consequences if China provided such aid.
DeSantis Discusses Threat from Russia and China
Despite fears of a proxy war between the US and China, DeSantis noted that the real threat to America does not come from Russia. He said Russia has suffered tremendous losses and is not on the same level as a threat as China. The United Nations reports that over 8 million Ukrainians have fled the country since Putin's invasion on Feb. 24 last year.