Liberals Lose Their Minds Over DeSantis Telling Students to Remove Their Masks a Day After Maskless SOTU Event
“The mainstream media is targeting DeSantis because they recognize him as a strong 2024 contender, particularly if Trump does not run.”
During a visit to the University of South Florida in Tampa on Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was flanked by students, many of whom were wearing masks.
DeSantis told them to take their masks off, adding that they could leave them on if they wanted to, but said that we need to end “COVID theater.”
Some liberals in media completely lost their minds over this, despite the fact that less than 24 hours earlier, pretty much everyone at Biden’s SOTU address was maskless.
— 🐊 zoso 🐊 (@zoso_007) March 2, 2022
Media reports of DeSantis’ comments flip-flopped between DeSantis “scolds” students in masks and DeSantis “admonishes” students in masks.
The Associated Press went with “scolds.” Watch the video below:
Brian Flood reports at FOX News:
DeSantis asking students to take off masks results in media ‘meltdowns’ despite maskless SOTU address
Liberal media members had “meltdowns” on Wednesday when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R., suggested a group of high school students should take off their face masks and stop engaging in “COVID theater” in a clip that went viral on social media.
The reaction of liberal pundits and reporters raised eyebrows on the right, as Present Biden delivered a maskless State of the Union address less than 24 hours before the Republican governor’s comments…
“You do not have to wear those masks,” the Florida Republican, who has been one of the nation’s most outspoken governors against mask and vaccine mandates, told students Wednesday as he walked up to a podium at the University of South Florida.
“Please take them off,” DeSantis continued. “Honestly, it’s not doing anything. We’ve gotta stop with this COVID theater. So if you want to wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous.”
The hissy-fit from the left was predictable:
The left quickly reacted, with many liberal pundits accusing the governor of berating the students. Incoming CNN+ host Jemele Hill declared in a profanity-filled tweet she would have “cussed him clean out in front of everybody” if the governor spoke to her child that way.
“What a punk a– move to get loud with kids who aren’t in a position to tell you to f–k off,” Hill wrote.
Far-left MSNBC host Joy Reid asked, “If Florida is so “free,” why does @GovRonDeSantis think he has the right to bully and give orders to other people’s kids?”…
Those were just a few of hundreds of angry tweets that were fired off as footage circulated. MSNBC’s Michael Steele called the governor “ridiculous,” journalist Ahmed Baba called him a “thin-skinned loser fake tough guy” and author Frederick Joseph added, “Ron DeSantis is arguably the most dangerous Republican in the country.” CNN’s Chris Cillizza wrote DeSantis had “yelled” at the students.
Our own Professor Jacobson is quoted in the article and he hit the mark:
Cornell Law School professor and media critic William A. Jacobson feels the attacks on DeSantis are calculated.
“The mainstream media is targeting DeSantis because they recognize him as a strong 2024 contender, particularly if Trump does not run. So as they did with numerous other Republican presidential hopefuls, they will try to nitpick him to death and obsess over him in order to create a narrative. It is all political,” Jacobson told Fox News Digital.
DeSantis tweeted out a response video this morning and it’s damn near perfect.
The political science show cannot go on.
It’s curtain call for COVID theater. pic.twitter.com/CoUIC6NX83
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) March 3, 2022
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