Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday praised President Joe Biden for his support after the collapse of the Surfside condominium earlier this week, the Washington Examiner reports.
DeSantis said, while briefing Biden and various federal government officials about the disaster, that the president “recognized the severity of this tragedy from day one,” adding that the response ”has been great,” and saying, “you guys have not only been supportive at the federal level, but we’ve had no bureaucracy.”
This spurred Biden to say, ”I promise you, there will be none.”
He also said that DeSantis and Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett ”have been completely open with me” during the response to the incident, saying that the federal government will likely ”pick up 100 percent of the costs” of the emergency efforts.
”There’s going to be a lot of pain and anxiety and suffering and even the need for psychological help in the days and months that follow,” Biden said. ”And so, we’re not going anywhere. For real.”
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