DeSan­tis catch­es flak for refer­ring to Arab male garb as ‘man dress­es’

Gov. Ron DeSan­tis (R‑FL) caught flak for deri­sive­ly refer­ring to Arab men’s cloth­ing as “man dress­es” dur­ing the fourth Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial debate.
When talk­ing about his time serv­ing in the mil­i­tary in Iraq, DeSan­tis com­pared the dif­fi­cul­ty in iden­ti­fy­ing ter­ror­ists to iden­ti­fy­ing car­tel mem­bers com­ing across the bor­der. He was respond­ing to a ques­tion about how he would iden­ti­fy car­tel mem­bers after say­ing he would give the order to shoot drug traf­fick­ers “stone dead.”
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“When I was in Iraq, the Iraqis… al Qae­da was­n’t wear­ing a uni­form,” DeSan­tis said. “You’d see any­one walk­ing down the street — they all had man dress­es on. You did­n’t know if some­one had a bomb and IED attached or not. And so you had to make a judg­ment based on intel­li­gence, based on pos­i­tive iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, but we’re going to be able to get the intel­li­gence on these car­tel peo­ple.”
The remark was decr …