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The left’s targeted campaign against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is truly something to behold as November grows larger in the windshield.
It’s no secret that Florida will be key to the outcome of the presidential election, and Democrats and their media allies have been attacking DeSantis, a Trump ally, on just about every decision he has made in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
And while that can be dismissed as politics in the year 2020, when CNN anchor Chris Cuomo engages in the practice, it takes on an entirely different perspective — after all, this is the same talking head who said he was “wowed” by the actions of brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Responding to a tweet from The Hill on Vice President Mike Pence visiting Florida and commending DeSantis “for the strong and steady leadership that you provide,” Cuomo tweeted: “Head of task force praising gov who mishandled pandemic.”
Head of task force praising gov who mishandled pandemic https://t.co/nuxX4ePAa6
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) July 28, 2020
While Florida is experiencing a COVID-19 surge, the Sunshine State has experienced nearly 27,000 fewer deaths than the state of New York, which has 2 million fewer residents.
And there has been some controversy over reporting statistics in Florida, with a recent report that more than 400 labs have been reporting 100% positivity rate, which means every single person tested was positive. There are also rumblings about people getting positive test results, even though they never actually took the test.
Yet, Gov. Cuomo is held up as presidential timber, while the left calls for DeSantis to resign.
Keep in mind that not only was New York the epicenter of the pandemic, but that a disastrous decision by Gov. Cuomo appears to have precipitated thousands of nursing home deaths.
The Democratic governor issued a March 25 order requiring nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients, and while he essentially overrode the order when he issued a new directive on May 10 stating that hospitals can’t send patients back to nursing homes unless they tested negative for the virus, the damage had been done.
Citing the state’s health department, Fox News reported Tuesday that through June, roughly 7,900 people have either been confirmed or presumed dead from COVID-19 in nursing homes in New York.
Yet, brother Chris Cuomo had this to say to his brother in one of the puff interviews aired by CNN:
“I hope you are able to appreciate what you did in your state and what it means for the rest of the country now and what it will always mean to those who love and care about you the most. I’m wowed by what you did, and more importantly, I’m wowed by how you did it.”
Fittingly, the CNN anchor was eviscerated on social media… here’s a small sampling of the responses from Twitter:
If you think that's bad, you should hear how the media is praising Governor Cuomo who implemented the worst coronavirus policy in the world to disastrous effect. https://t.co/AUxfoq1o19
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) July 28, 2020
You are one of the most unethical media people in America. https://t.co/Mrbn3Lue5E
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) July 28, 2020
Lately I've been wondering if these people are just shamelessly dishonest or if they've fooled themselves into believing this stuff. https://t.co/DvYuMTS3a2
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) July 28, 2020
Does that number ring a bell?
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) July 28, 2020
— Joe Habeeb (@jhabeeb1) July 29, 2020
Your last name makes your opinions on governors mishandling pandemics a little suspicious.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) July 28, 2020
You praised New York, which has had 32,708 deaths.
He is praising Florida, which has had 5,933 deaths.
Remember how we were supposed to “flatten the curve” like Florida has done, and not let it spike all at once like New York? Yeah, you’re saying that strategy “mishandled” it.
— Aldous Huxley’s Ghost™ (@AF632) July 28, 2020
Can you imagine praising a gov who forced care homes to open their doors to Covid patients? Oh that was your brother who gets praised every day on YOUR show on CNN!
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) July 28, 2020
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