Ron DeSantis Takes Apart Media Lies, Dishonesty Regarding Florida Coronavirus Response

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis exposed the media narrative surrounding his state’s response to the coronavirus, finally hitting back after weeks of mainstream media operatives claiming that the state was primed to become the national coronavirus ground zero. DeSantis was speaking after a coronavirus consultation with Vice President Mike Pence, who stood on as DeSantis debunked fake news claims.

DeSantis was defending the firing of Rebekah Jones, a Florida Department of Health employee who made unverified claims that the state was faking its coronavirus testing data. Jones had been fired for insubordination, and is currently facing criminal charges in Leon County for cyberstalking and sexual harassment.

Watch DeSantis’ passionate and fiery remarks here:

You got a lot of people in your profession… Who wax poetically, for weeks and weeks, that Florida was going to be like New York. Wait two weeks, Florida’s going to be next… Well hell, we’re eight weeks away from that and it hasn’t happened.

DeSantis went on to explain that Florida has a considerably lower death and casualty rates than other American states and regions such as New York, the Midwest, and Florida’s southern neighbors.

We succeed, and I think that people just don’t want to recognize it because it challenges their narrative.

Mainstream media entities have been chomping at the bit to paint DeSantis’ measured coronavirus response as insufficient, largely ignoring the real mishaps committed by Democratic Governors such as Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom.