MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson claimed that when people think of Florida, they mostly think of "crystal meth and alligators."
While guest hosting "The ReidOut" on Tuesday, MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson claimed that DeSantis would not appeal to voters on a national level if he decides to run for president because of how voters from other states view Florida . "You run from Florida, it’s all crystal meth and alligators, right? I mean, that’s what people think," Johnson said. "And I’m not saying that’s the case. I’m saying those are sort of the national reputations of those states." "So, when you see Ron DeSantis running and claiming that he’s going to do for America what he’s done in Florida, it seems like that’d be a problem," he said. The host was trying to explain how presidential candidates may be perceived differently depending on the reputation of the state they are running from. " In my view, there are three states that you can’t really run from if you’re trying to win across America. You run from New York, you’re too crazy, you’re a liberal. You run fr