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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis downplays the coronavirus threat. Two months later…

May 20, 2020: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, toeing the Trump Administration’s line of pretending everything is fine, castigates the media for overhyping the coronavirus threat.

Photo: Governor Ron DeSantis rants at press while VP Mike Pence, behind him silently watches.

An excerpt from his rant:

You got a lot of people in your profession who waxed for weeks and weeks about how Florida was gonna 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.

So we’ve succeeded, and I think that people just don’t want to recognize it because it challenges their narrative, it challenges their assumption, so they gotta try to find a bogeyman. 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.

Graphic: A “SpongeBob SquarePants”-style title card that reads “2 months later...”

Two months after the rant:

Photo: Newscaster reports on Florida’s record-breaking COVID-19 numbers.

Nice going, Governor DeVirus.

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