Former Navy pilot rips ‘pathetic’ Ron DeSantis over ‘Top Gun’ stunt

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A former US Navy pilot is calling Ron DeSantis For his new “Top Gun”-themed campaign ad in which the Republican Florida governor calls himself “Top Government.”

“It’s not just cringey,” said Ken Harbaugh. “It’s really Navy pilot cosplay.”

In widely mocked adDeSantis wore aviator shades and a bomber jacket and appeared as the pilot’s seat of a fighter jet, talking about taking on “corporate media”.

Harbaugh, a former Navy pilot and host of the “Burn the Boats” podcast, shows off his jacket in a video posted by Progressive Pac. Meada’s Touch,

“Now, unlike Ron DeSantis, I didn’t pick up this jacket in Party City,” Harbaugh said. “These are the actual pilot wings.”

Harbaugh noted that when DeSantis served in the Navy, it was as a lawyer.

“There’s nothing wrong with that,” said Harbaugh. “Until you start walking around the flight line wearing aviator shades and pretending to be a badass.”

“This tough guy act is pathetic, especially from someone like Ron DeSantis. This campaign ad by Ron DeSantis is just one more example of a Republican politician grabbing the respect of others because he has none.”

Harbaugh concluded by giving DeSantis a new callsign: the wedge or “the simplest tool known to man.”

Watch his full response below:

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