Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) appeared disgusted on Wednesday as he told students at the University of South Florida to remove their masks before his press conference began.
March 2, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) appeared disgusted on Wednesday as he told students at the University of South Florida to remove their masks before his press conference began.

“You do not have to wear those masks,” DeSantis told the group of students who were standing behind his podium. “I mean, please take them off. Honestly, it’s not doing anything and we’ve gotta stop with this COVID theater."

"So if you want to wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous,” he added with a groan.

During the press conference, DeSantis praised Ukrainians who are fighting a Russian invasion. But the Florida governor suggested that the French people would not stand up to President Vladimir Putin if he invaded France.

“A lot of other places around the world, they just fold the minute there’s any type of adversity," DeSantis opined. "I mean, can you imagine, if he went into France, do you think they’d do anything to put up a fight? Probably not.”

Via WFLA

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.