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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis aimed at San Francisco and called the city a “dumpster brand” while expressing fears of what would happen if companies there moved to Florida.
“There is cause for concern,” DeSantis said during an event Monday. “Texas would have all these companies relocated from California over the years. So you would get companies relocating from San Francisco to Austin, and they would bring hundreds of employees with them. And the employees would vote exactly the way they voted. it turned San Francisco into the trash can it is. “
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DeSantis expressed fears that California voters could start moving to Florida, saying they were unable to make the connection between “left-wing” policies and the problems they left behind.
“It’s like the left, they do not want to draw the connection between their left-wing ideology and the destruction that is all around them,” DeSantis said. “It’s a problem because I think there’s a class of voters who would come to Florida and they would continue to vote the same way.”
The Republican governor’s comments come as many high-profile companies and entrepreneurs in the technology industry have either expressed interest in or have already moved from California to Texas and Florida.
Among the most high-profile movers was Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who moved from California to Texas last year and has publicly given up on the idea of moving Tesla’s headquarters with him. Although a Tesla move to Texas has not happened yet, the company has invested in a large facility close to Austin and appears ready to make Texas a priority.
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The comments also come at a time when Musk officially made a deal to buy Twitter, another high-profile company currently headquartered in California.