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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) defined “woke” as a “form of Cultural Marxism” when asked to define the word in response to former President Trump’s remark that he does not like to define the word because “half the people can’t even define it.”
When asked by NBC correspondent Dasha Burns to define the term during his campaign stop in Iowa on Saturday, DeSantis responded that it is “basically a war on the truth.”
“Look, we know what woke is, it’s a form of cultural Marxism,” DeSantis said. “It’s about putting merit and achievement behind identity politics, and it’s basically a war on the truth. And as that has infected institutions, and it has corrupted institutions. So, you’ve got to be willing to fight the woke, we’ve done that in Florida, and we proudly consider ourselves the state where woke goes to die.”
DeSantis and Trump are battling it out in the Governor’s first week as a candidate.
A surprising split came on the “woke” issue with Trump stepping back and DeSantis leaning in.
I asked DeSantis about it today: “You’ve got to be willing to fight the woke”
— Dasha Burns (@DashaBurns) June 2, 2023
DeSantis on Trump’s recent comment that he doesn’t like the term “woke” —
“Woke is an existential threat to our society … To say it’s not a big deal, that just shows you don’t understand what a lot of these issues are right now.” (Answering a @PhilipWegmann question) pic.twitter.com/kr1Jj8rgqj
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) June 3, 2023
DeSantis: As president, I recognize that the woke mind virus represents a war on the truth so we will wage a war on the woke. We will fight the woke in education, we will fight the woke in corporations, we will fight the woke in the halls of congress. pic.twitter.com/8bd7eQSDgM
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 3, 2023
The comments come after Trump said he didn’t like the term because “half the people can’t even define it.”
Trump DEMOLISHES DeSantis and the anti-woke mob: “I don’t like the term ‘woke,” because I hear the term ‘woke woke woke’ — it’s just a term they use, half the people can’t define it, they don’t know what it is.” pic.twitter.com/AGi4MiLhwb
— Right Wing Cope (@RightWingCope) June 2, 2023
“Look, we know what woke is, it’s a form of cultural Marxism,” DeSantis said. https://t.co/z1XN4WiIom
— The Hill (@thehill) June 3, 2023
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