The numbers don’t lie.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has handled the pandemic like an absolute boss and he’s not getting the Media(D) love the way that New York Governor Andrew “Grandma Killer” Cuomo has been basking in.
He went off on the media after being questioned about claims made by a disgruntled employee who was fired for insubordination.
DeSantis has had it with the politicization of the pandemic and he let loose.
It was a thing of beauty!
Presented without further commentary, is a full transcript of his comments.
DESANTIS: Our data is available. Our data is transparent. In fact, Dr. Birx has talked multiple times about how Florida has the absolute best data, so any insinuation otherwise is just typical, partisan narrative trying to be spun. And part of the reason is that because you’ve got a lot of people in your profession who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York. “Wait two weeks, Florida’s gonna be next!” Just like Italy, “Wait two weeks!” Well, hell, we’re eight weeks away from that and it hasn’t happened. Not only do we have a lower death rate–well, we have way lower deaths, generally–we have a lower death rate than the Acela corridor; D.C., everyone up there. We have a lower death rate than the midwest–Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio. But even in our region, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia–Florida has the lower death rate. And I was the number one landing spot from tens of thousands of people leaving the number one hot zone in the world to come to my state. So, we’ve succeeded and I think that people don’t want to recognize it because it challenges their narrative. It challenges their assumption, so they’ve got to find a boogeyman. Maybe it’s that there are black helicopters circling the Department of Health. If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.
DeSantis says any insinuation Florida doesn’t have best data is typical partisan narrative.
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) May 20, 2020
Governor Ron DeSantis has been absolutely vindicated for his incredible handling of the pandemic despite being torched by the hostile media for weeks for being “reckless” and claiming that his lax approach would cause mass casualties in Florida. That didn’t happen. So, where does he go to get his apology?