‘He’s Leaving A Lot Of People Behind’: DeSantis Blasts Biden’s Performance At The G-7 Summit

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized President Joe Biden’s performance at the G-7 summit, arguing that he served European elites rather than the American middle class.

Biden met with world leaders to address global affairs at the G-7 summit held in the U.K. June 11-13. DeSantis told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo Monday that Biden’s performance at the summit served European elites and “left behind” working-class Americans.

“[World leaders] were talking economically a lot about other countries, [Biden] was talking a lot about reducing energy production worldwide and I couldn’t help but think, here in the United States, he’s leaving a lot of people behind,” the governor said. “Look at all the workers he left behind by canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline. Those were thousands and thousands of very good jobs.”

Biden issued an executive order Jan. 20 to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline which was intended to carry 8,000 barrels of oil from Canada to Texas and, in doing so, eliminated thousands of union jobs according to reported estimates. (RELATED: A Visibly Confused, Tired-Looking Joe Biden Mixes Up Libya, Syria Three Times In Speech On Russia)

The G-7 agreed to end funding for coal production and help developing nations move towards clean energy production in an effort to reduce climate change, BBC reported.

The G-7 nations also called for the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the origins of the virus in a joint statement Sunday. DeSantis argued that the leaders did not address the “essential” ways of holding China and American bureaucrats accountable for covering up the origins of the pandemic.

“I didn’t hear very much in the way of holding China accountable for their role in covering up the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. I think that’s absolutely essential, that China be held accountable for their role in that, as well as any bureaucrats in the United States who may have been covering it up,” DeSantis said.

Biden’s performance at the summit has been criticized by the public after he had told the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnston to introduce the South African president after he had already done so, and for confusing Libya and Syria three times while giving a speech Sunday.