The Republican candidate for governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, spoke four times at conferences organized by a conservative activist who said that African Americans want their freedom from whites and that is the only real racial war against whites.
In the annual conferences of this group, hundreds of people come together to listen right-wing activists such as Steve Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos and Sebastian Gorka Talk about multiculturalism, radical Islam, freedom of speech on university campuses and other subjects.
"I just want to say that it was an honor to be here to talk"DeSantis said in a speech at the 2015 event in Charleston, according to a video from the foundation.
"David (Horowitz) has done a great job and I have admired it, I have been to these conferences in the past, but I am a great admirer of an organization that shoots instantly, tells the American people the truth and gets up for the right thing. "
Since primary school this race has become a central theme in one of the most violent states in the country.
The Washington Post He reported that the DH Freedom Center covered the costs of DeSantis for the 2017 conference in a luxury resort in Palm Beach, according to the disclosure forms he submitted as a member of Congress.
Other speakers at this event were a former Google technician who was fired after claiming that "biological causes" explain in part why relatively few women work on technology and leadership; a critic of multiculturalism who has written that "Europe commits suicide" by welcoming a large number of refugees and immigrants; and a British media personality who urged the public not to become the UK, where "discrimination against whites is institutionalized and systemic".
The four performances of DeSantis during the annual events come to light at a time when their positions in race issues are being scrutinized.
In three of the four speeches reviewed by The Washington Post, DeSantis "made sharp conservative criticism of the democratic policy without explicitly touching the breed", the newspaper reports.