Ron DeSantis rejects ‘Orwellian doublespeak’ about recession

Gov. Ron DeSantis is disinclined to downplay the issues with the larger economy, if comments made Monday are any indication.

DeSantis addressed the economic recession in remarks to the Florida Airports Council conference, blasting what he called “Orwellian doublespeak” that suggested the U.S. is not in recession in light of ongoing Gross National Product declines in two straight quarters.

“They always said two consecutive negative quarters was a recession,” DeSantis said. “Now they have to run interference, so they’re saying it’s not really, or maybe not, or this or that.”

“I don’t know. I don’t need Orwellian doublespeak. Just tell me the truth,

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