For this instance of DeSantis’ departure from actuality and extra, South Florida Solar-Sentinel’s editorial board blasted the governor, President Donald Trump’s mentee, as “Florida’s mis-communicator in chief.”
“DeSantis has been off-pitch because the coronavirus first hit our shores — denying neighborhood unfold, spinning blissful discuss scarce protecting gear, and shielding information about nursing residence infections, hospital mattress capability and the shortage of contact tracing,” the editorial board wrote. “However within the weeks earlier than and because the 2020 presidential election, he’s gotten worse.”
The newspaper cited as proof the governor’s declare that experiences of Florida’s 1.19 million COVID-19 infections and 20,473 deaths have been manipulated to look worse than they’re. He is deemed “anti-masker” Kyle Lamb and conservative blogger Jennifer Cabrera extra dependable sources on the virus, and DeSantis is dodging South Florida mayors in search of masks mandates like an anti-masker dodges widespread sense.
“By no means have we heard DeSantis admit a mistake,” the editorial board wrote. Hardly ever have we heard him specific empathy for many who’ve been contaminated, positioned on a ventilator or died. He talks by way of numbers, not individuals — individuals with actual names like Christine and Earl, Doris and Stuart, Adrian and Shannon, Thom and Jose, and tomorrow, maybe your identify, too.”