Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has slammed the United States’ recently announced alliance with Australia over its harsh COVID lockdowns, claimed it is no longer a free country, and even likened it to communist China.
DeSantis said the country had gone ‘dramatically off the rails’ with its draconian response to the pandemic.
‘You know, you guys, look what’s going on in Australia right now,’ said DeSantis on Tuesday, speaking at the International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference in Tampa.
‘You know, they’re enforcing, after a year and a half, they’re still enforcing lockdowns by the military.’
The 43-year-old, who has railed against lockdowns in his own state and has banned mask mandates, said Australia was turning into a dictatorship.
‘That’s not a free country. It’s not a free country at all,’ he said.